data privacy and security weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

BREAKING: Data breach exposes up to 1.3M Georgia Tech faculty, students
Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Georgia Tech database breach has exposed the personal information of up to 1.3 million current and former facility members, students, staff and …

Disney Springs restaurants impacted by data breach
Fox 35 Orlando

Earl Enterprises, an Orlando based company, said on Friday that they were the victims of a data security breach, which may have exposed customer’s …

Healthcare Hardest Hit by Cyberattacks, Data Breaches in 2018

The financial services industry was in a distant second place, making up 20 percent of data breaches and cyberattacks, followed by education with 10 …

Buca di Beppo affected by massive data breach

The restaurants parent company, Earl Enterprises, was informed by a security company that customer credit and debit cards were being sold online.

Possible Toyota data breach affecting 3.1 million customers
Naked Security

Several Toyota companies have announced that they might have suffered data breach attempts, with one affecting 3.1 million Toyota and Lexus …

Ohio adopts the NAIC’s Insurance Data Security Model Law
Insurance Business

So far, only South Carolina, Michigan and Ohio have adopted the NAIC’s Insurance Data Security Model Law, but a number of other states have …

Did Saudi Arabia hack Jeff Bezos? Amazon CEO adviser says Saudis ‘got private information’

Saudi Arabian officials with an interest in harming Jeff Bezos obtained “access to Bezos’ phone and gained private information,” according to an …

Facebook faces the looming threat of fines from a growing list of federal and international agencies

The European Union’s data protection watchdog group has launched multiple investigations into Facebook’s privacy practices. Ireland’s Data …

Georgia man pleads guilty to hacking apple accounts of professional athletes and musicians
All On Georgia

Georgia man pleads guilty to hacking apple accounts of professional athletes … He pleaded guilty to one count of computer fraud and one count of …

Medical Weed Dispensary Exposes Health Data for Thousands

A data breach at a medical marijuana dispensary company operating in Canada has sent the personal health privacy of about 34,000 patients up in …

Analyzing the $7.5 Million UCLA Health Data Breach Settlement

A proposed $7.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against ULCA Health in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected 4.5 million …