Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Sky News

WhatsApp points finger at Israeli firm over hack … around the world to update the messaging app after it was targeted by a cyber surveillance attack.

Equifax’s Data Breach Costs Hit $1.4 Billion
BankInfoSecurity.com

Two years after the data breach, which began on May 13, 2017, and the company discovered and began remediating on July 29, 2017, resulting legal …

Google opens German center to improve data privacy
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Google says it’s opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection …

Over 10 million people hit in single Australian data breach: OAIC
ZDNet

The latest quarterly data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has revealed over 10 million individuals had …

Turkey fines Facebook for $271000
CISO MAG (blog)

The fine comes after Facebook reported a data breach in December 2018, that exposed 6.8 million users’ private photos to third-party application …

Indiana Pacers disclose security breach
ZDNet

In a press release published yesterday, the company blamed the breach on phishing campaign during which hackers … More data breach coverage:.

2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem
Albuquerque Journal

2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem … The Justice Department said the two also hacked three other U.S.-based companies it did not …. to commit wire fraud, and two counts of intentional damage to a protected computer.

Baltimore Held Hostage in 2nd Ransomware Attack
TechNewsWorld

City computers were infected with the RobinHood ransomware virus, The Baltimore Sun reported. Hackers told city officials that they would unlock the …

Hackers Access Over 461000 Accounts in Uniqlo Data Breach
BleepingComputer

As detailed in the official statement issued Fast Retailing following the security breach, the credential stuffing attack which led to the data breach took …

Personal data of Augustana College students and staff compromised after data breach
KWQC-TV6

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Personal data, including social security numbers and dates of birth, of Augustana students and staff have been …

Data breach reported at Oregon State Hospital
KTVZ

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority reported Monday it has uncovered a phishing incident at Oregon State Hospital that affected one staff …

Equitas Health Provides Notification of Data Security Incident
Yahoo Finance

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Equitas Health, Inc. (“Equitas Health”) learned that it was the victim of a data incident and is …