Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

USPS Security Flaw Exposes Personal Data of 60 Million People 

A security hole in a mail preview program from the U.S. Postal Service could have exposed the data of more than 60 million customers, giving third …

Mercy: 1900 North Iowans at risk from potential data breach 
Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Mercy Medical Center–North Iowa has notified about 1,900 individuals of a potential data breach involving their health records and …

Data leak at Urban Massage app exposes clients accused of sexual harassment 

The company has alerted the UK’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, after a security analyst found the names, email addresses …

University’s medical centers must face data breach suit 
Business Insurance

“Employees have sufficiently alleged that UPMC’s affirmative conduct created the risk of a data breach,” the ruling said. “Thus, we agree with …

Wayward email leads to healthcare data breach for Wilmington city employees 

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Email is no stranger to being linked to cases of identity theft and data breaches. Most of the time, the thief sends a …

2 ASCs among largest data breaches in October: 3 key details to know. 
Becker’s ASC Review

HIPAA Journal’s October 2018 data breach report showed a month-over-month increase in healthcare data breaches, with more than one healthcare …

Ind. school district loses suit to recover $120K missing after hacking incident 

Ind. school district loses suit to recover $120K missing after hacking … more than $120,000 stolen two years ago by an offshore computer hacker.

Uber fined £385000 over cyber attack 

Uber has been fined £385,000 by a UK watchdog for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack. A series of “avoidable …

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted .. 

The details were revealed in a report published Friday by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner covering activities in the first six months of this …

Knuddels Flirt App Slapped with Hefty Fine After Data Breach 

Home-rental providers Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway are suing New York City over a recently passed law that allows the collection of data on the …

Amazon ‘technical error’ exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails 
CSO Online

Amazon failed to say how many people were affected by the data exposure or … Security hole leads to data exposure of 60 million USPS customers.

PageUp Breach: ‘No Specific Evidence’ of Data Exfiltration 

Australian human resources software developer PageUp says it has found “no specific evidence” that attackers removed data, following the company …

Over 400000 Users Exposed in Furry Porn Game ‘High Tail Hall’ Hack 
Game Revolution

High Tail Hall, an online furry porn game, was the subject of a data breach earlier this year. Over 400,000 users were affected by the hack, and their …