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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

MD Anderson appeals $4.3M HIPAA penalty
Becker’s Hospital Review

HHS slapped MD Anderson with the fine after MD Anderson reported three data breaches that involved unencrypted devices. An investigation spurred …

The Russians are screwing with the GPS system to send bogus navigation data to thousands of ships
The Advocate

The Russians are hacking the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on a … The Russians have started hacking into the global navigation satellite … to the Weekly Intelligence Summary from Digital Shadows, a cyber security …

Hackers are stealing millions in Bitcoin — and living like big shots
New York Post

It was a race against time to stop a group of cyber-bandits. The group’s goal? To steal millions of dollars in virtual cash that Terpin, a pioneer in the …

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter $50 for refusing to store user data in the country
TechSpot

Facebook, despite all their issues with user data and privacy protection, have continuously ignored pressure in order to protect their users (or if you’re …

Privacy Concerns About Electric Scooters Leads to Changes
NBC Southern California

At least two electric scooter companies are among several groups raising concerns that the raw data being shared by scooter companies could put …

As China Hacked, US Businesses Turned A Blind Eye
NPR

Yet an investigation by NPR and the PBS television show Frontline into why three successive administrations failed to stop cyberhacking from China …

Pregnancy club Bounty UK fined £400000 by data protection regulator
Healthcare IT News

The UK’s data protection regulator has fined pregnancy and parenting support club Bounty UK £400,000 after an investigation found it unlawfully …

The Netherlands forms task force to assess 5G security risks
KFGO News

… which advised the government this month against using technology from countries with active cyber-hacking campaigns against the Netherlands, …

Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum
Reuters

Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum … trial for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems.

Hackers Breach Blue Cross of Idaho Provider Portal in Fraud Attempt
HealthITSecurity.com

Hackers Breach Blue Cross of Idaho Provider Portal in Fraud Attempt … Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, banking details, and diagnoses …