Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

ObamaCare enrollment portal breached, data of 75000 compromised, officials say 
Fox News

The sensitive personal information of around 75,000 people was compromised last month after a government portal used to help people enroll in …

North Korean hacker group steals $571 million in crypto attacks 
Khaleej Times

Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called … in Q4 2017, said a recent report from global cyber security firm McAfee.

Mistakes, Not Hacks, Make Up Bulk of Medicaid Data Breaches 

Nearly two-thirds of breaches disclosed data about a single person and almost 30 percent disclosed data of between two and nine beneficiaries.

Medtronic cuts cyber access to vulnerable devices 
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Such an attack has not been documented in the real world. Indeed, there has never been a documented cyberattack against any medical device that …

Europe’s privacy laws are now so tough, they are taking names off doorbells in Vienna 
Washington Post

Several U.S. news sites — including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times — became inaccessible in Europe after the new data-protection …

North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Behind $571M in Hacks Since January 2017 
Bitcoin Magazine

North Korean cybercrime hacking group The Lazarus Group is currently the biggest crypto hacking syndicate in the world, having stolen millions worth …

Hospital Data Breaches Could Mean a Payday for Their Patients 
Bloomberg Big Law Business

The proposed change would give a percentage of penalties or settlements paid by health-care organizations responsible for data breaches to those …

Yahoo might owe you money: It agrees to pay $85 million in data-breach settlement 
The Mercury News

Yahoo must pay $85 million and provide free credit monitoring to 200 million people as part of a settlement of what is believed to be the biggest data …

FSIN pays hacker $20000 in bitcoin after massive data breach, sources say 

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations recently paid more than $20,000 to an anonymous hacker who breached its computer system, CBC …

Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’ 
ABC News

The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant’s commitment to …