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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data 
New York Times

[Read more about Facebook’s data-sharing partnerships with device … Because the United States has no general consumer privacy law, F.T.C. …

Texas hospital becomes victim of Dharma ransomware 
ZDNet

The patients potentially impacted by the security incident have been informed, and as with all cases of data compromise, those involved should keep …

Attackers steal credit card details in Vision Direct data breach
IT PRO

The UK retailer specialising in contact lenses told a number of its customers this weekend that their details had been stolen in a data breach that …

Data leak leaves tens of millions of text messages exposed
The Independent

Tens of millions of text messages have been exposed on a company’s database by a security lapse. The messages, which included password reset …

Quebec region pays $30000 Bitcoin ransom after servers hacked
CTV News

Once opened, the malware was downloaded onto the computer, giving the hackers access to the entire network. The hackers then encrypted all the …

Instagram tool accidentally exposes user passwords. Were you affected?
Digital Trends

The Instagram tool that allows users to download a copy of their data from the social media platform had a security flaw that accidentally leaked …

Thousands stolen from accounts through banking app hacking
WAND

(WAND) – Hackers are accessing a mobile banking app and stealing … Bank of America did ask him to scan his computer for a possible virus.

Surgery center data breach affects more than 2000 patients
Albany Times Union

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington surgical center says it was hit by a data breach, which may have revealed personal information of more ..