Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Global aluminum giant hit by “severe” and “extensive” cyberattack
CBS News

One of the world’s biggest producers of aluminum is struggling to control what a company executive called a “severe” cyberattack that’s threatening its …

Woman Sues Northwestern Medicine After Her Medical Information Was Posted On Twitter
CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman at the center of a lawsuit says Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group did not inform her of a privacy breach of …

Iran Hacked Phones of Netanyahu’s Wife and Son, Saudi Report Says

On Monday, Israel’s Channel 12 reported that information from former Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s computer and cell phone was purchased by Iran …

These are the top ten security vulnerabilities most exploited by hackers

Security vulnerabilities in Microsoft software have become an even more popular means of attack by cyber criminals – but an Adobe Flash vulnerability …

US Officials At Recent RSA Conference Highlights China As Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

He also mentioned that combating China’s cyber attacks will be one of the four main focus area for … This, Foremski referred to as “cultural hacking.”.

Ehud Barak’s cellphone and personal computer hacked, information sold to Iran
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The cellphone and personal computer of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak were hacked and the information sold to Iran, …

Russia supplied Iran with advanced phone hacking tech, report says
The Times of Israel

The report, citing cyber experts, said the so-called zero-click technology allows hostile hackers to quietly access sensitive systems, without any …

US presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke a former teenage hacker
ABC News

The group is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers. It is also known for inventing the word “hacktivism” to …

Another data breach: more than 800000 blood donors’ personal information leaked online
The Independent

Singapore – Yet another breach of security occurred when the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) was alerted on Mar 13 (Wed) that the personal …