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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Facebook Could Face Billion Dollar Fine For Data Breaches
CBS Baltimore

(CNN) — Facebook could be facing a multi-billion dollar fine after a European regulator announced Friday that it is launching an investigation into the …

NASA discloses data breach
ZDNet

Social Security numbers were also compromised, NASA said. … The agency still doesn’t know the scope of the breach and the number of impacted …

UVM hospital network releases findings of data breach probe
HealthLeaders Media

For a brief time, an unauthorized user remotely accessed an email account of an employee at University of Vermont Health Network, Elizabethtown …

US judge OKs settlement over Paytime data breach
PennLive.com

More than four years after the hacking occurred, a federal judge in Harrisburg has approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed over a data …

Hackers Breach Dozens of Local Government Payment Portals to Steal Credit Card Data
Fortune

Paying parking tickets or municipal water taxes is never fun—and it’s even worse when hackers have compromised your town’s payment system.

Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity
Reuters

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from …

US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security
ZDNet

No data encryption, no antivirus programs, no multifactor authentication mechanisms, and 28-year-old unpatched vulnerabilities are just some of the …

Wright County officials: Data breach impacted as many as 72000 people
KSTP

December 14, 2018 10:23 PM. Wright County Officials believe as many as 72,000 people were impacted by a data breach involving one of their former …

Chinese hackers ‘steal missile plans’ from US Navy contractors
Telegraph.co.uk

In January and February, hackers stole 64 gigabytes of sensitive data stored on the unnamed defence contractor’s unclassified computer network.

Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials
WHYY

In a report published Thursday , Certfa tied the hackers to the Iranian … Iran has previously denied responsibility for hacking operations, but an AP … deployed the pioneering, centrifuge-rattling computer worm dubbed Stuxnet in a …