Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

Ga. University Breach Risks Health, Personal Information of 417000
Atlanta Journal Constitution

A breach of email accounts at Augusta University Health may have exposed sensitive health and personal information of about 417,000 people, …

Microsoft: We found more Russian Hacking Tries Ahead of US Midterms
CBS News

… that Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to infiltrate her Senate computer … The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 …

FBI Investigates Computer Hacks in Two California House Campaigns
CBS News

The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it’s …

Carmakers Struggle to Hire Hackers, The Hottest Job in the Industry
Detroit Free Press

McConnell Trapp has a special set of skills. He can hack into cars and control aspects of them from his computer. Trapp, 39, who has a law degree …

Chinese Police Arrest Hackers Behind $87 Million Cryptocurrency Theft
CNN

$87 million) by targeting corporate and personal network systems through a number of illegal means including cyber-intrusion and hacking, police …

Judge Approves Anthem’s $115M Data Breach Settlement
Becker’s Hospital review

A federal district judge in California approved a $115 million settlement to resolve a 2015 data breach at Anthem that exposed 78 million members’ …

Australian Teen Sparks FBI Action After Hacking Apple: media
Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the main computer network of technology giant Apple Inc (AAPL.

Adams County Clerk Under Scrutiny for Suspected Data Breach Exposing up to 250000 People
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

The document and an additional 32 pages of supporting reports from investigations connect Phillippi to a data breach announced by the county on …

Personal Data of 37000 Eir Customers Affected in Data Breach
Siliconrepublic.com

Both consumer and small business customers have been affected by the breach. Eir said that its data protection rules are “very rigorous” and it …

Superdrug Denies Data Breach
ComputerWeekly.com

Superdrug said it had notified the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, Action Fraud, about the incident. Since the EU’s General Data …