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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Largest Leak in History: Email Data Breach Exposes Over Two Billion Personal Records
CPO Magazine

The size and scope of data breaches continues to grow. The new world record has been set by email marketing service Verifications.io, thanks to …

Yahoo proposes $117.5 million settlement for data breach
CNN

New York (CNN Business) Yahoo could pay $117.5 million to settle massive data breaches that compromised personal information, including email …

All of records erased, doctor’s office closes after ransomware attack
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A computer virus recently injected itself into the electronic medical record system of Brookside ENT & Hearing Services and ruined the business.

Phishing remains most popular cyberattack vector: Report
Business Insurance

Hackers continue to use phishing as their primary means of gaining access to firms’ systems, says a law firm in a data security incident response …

Cyberattack Exposes PHI in Email Accounts
GovInfoSecurity.com

In a statement, Navicient Health says the cyberattack was detected last July, but the organization didn’t determine until Jan. 24, with help from outside …

$6.5 Million Class-Action Suit Over Ticketmaster Data Breach Filed
Ticket News

A law firm in the UK has launched a $6.5 million lawsuit against Ticketmaster over the massive data breach that took place in the summer of 2018, …

Cybercrime market selling full digital fingerprints of over 60000 users
ZDNet

… is like nothing that has ever been seen on the hacking scene until now. … The marketplace’s main clientele are cyber-criminal engaged in online …

Texas hospitals record most cyberattacks in US
Becker’s Hospital Review

Typically, hospitals and health systems in Texas suffer from hacking data … Healthcare needs to catch up to cyber criminals, Mr. Lunsford said. In order …

Data breach legislation proposes jail time for CIO, HR execs
TechTarget

Data breaches caused by negligence may lead to jail time for corporate executives under legislation introduced last week by U.S. Senator Elizabeth …

AeroGrow discloses data breach, card skimming malware blamed
ZDNet

AeroGrow has disclosed a data breach in which the payment card data of customers was siphoned away for at least four months. In a letter sent to …

Jackson Cosko, ex-Democratic staffer, logged keystrokes on hacked Senate computers during heists
Washington Times

Cosko, 27, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of making public restricted personal information, one count of computer fraud, one count of witness …

Cyberattack diverts almost $500000 out of city of Tallahassee payroll account
USA TODAY

Officials learned of the security breach when the city’s bank contacted them and employees saw that they had not been paid. This is the second time in …