Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Facebook faces fresh privacy actions from regulators

The Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada said this week it would … Internal documents reported by Computer Weekly reveal that Facebook’s …

The Terrible Truth About Alexa

Privacy advocates have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade … word and then send whatever commands come after that to the smarter computer.

Bill Introduced to Expand NC’s Data Protection Laws, Creating New Cybersecurity Obligations and …
The National Law Review

NC Attorney General Josh Stein announced during a press conference in January that efforts were underway to expand NC’s data protection laws 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 …

Docker Hub Breached, Impacting 190000 Accounts

Docker is warning of a data breach that impacts some 190,000 users of its Docker Hub repository for container images. The breach was first reported …

University of Alaska seeking people affected by data breach
Sacramento Bee

The University of Alaska is attempting to contact people who may have been affected by a computer data breach. The Daily News-Miner reported …

FTC Fines Teen Fashion Site Over Privacy Violations
MediaPost Communications

“The hacker gained access to Defendants’ computer network by exploiting commonly known and reasonably foreseeable vulnerabilities,” the FTC …

Leak Reveals Iran’s Wildest Hacker Crew Stole 13000 Passwords From Across 98 Organizations

Earlier this month, a prolific hacking group said to be sponsored by Iran had its cyber arsenal leaked. A bundle of tools and target information …

Vietnam ‘on the edge’ of becoming a mid-tier cybercrime hub

Vietnam has a “very good tradition of hacking” as well as other “technical pursuits”, Lufthaus … Money attracts crime and encourages cyber espionage.

Ransomware infected Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s computing systems, FBI confirms
News 5 Cleveland

It wasn’t until Friday that city officials confirmed malware infected the airport’s computer system, while still sticking by the fact that they were “not hacked …

Mysterious data breach: Personal info on more than 80 million households exposed: report
KTVU San Francisco

Security researchers at vpnMentor have reported on a data breach that could impact hundreds of millions of US citizens. Photo by Kevin Ku from …

University of Alaska seeking people affected by data breach
Raleigh News & Observer

The University of Alaska is attempting to contact people who may have been affected by a significant computer data breach. Hacking between January …