Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

First American Financial Data Leak Exposed Millions of Mortgage-Related Files
Yahoo News

The website Krebs on Security reported late Friday that security flaws in First American’s website had exposed digitized documents related to …

Over 14k data breach reports received by UK watchdog
The News International

Between May 25 2018, the day which GDPR (General Data Protection … “The first fines under the General Data Protection Regulation are due to be …

New China cyber security law could be used to block US firms
iTWire

China has unveiled new cyber security regulations calling for “secure and controllable” technology in its networks, raising the possibility that it could …

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen NSA Tool Wreaks Havoc
The New York Times

Security experts say EternalBlue attacks have reached a high, and … Since that leak, foreign intelligence agencies and rogue actors have used …

Local firm to pay $100000 for 2015 data breach
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne firm has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a HIPAA breach. Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. paid the fine to the Office for Civil Rights …

Australian tech unicorn Canva suffers security breach
ZDNet

Data for roughly 139 million users has been taken during the breach, … “Canva was today made aware of a security breach which enabled access to a …

Oregon Specialist Phishing Attack Causes Months-Long Data Breach
Xtelligent Healthcare Media

The potentially compromised data included patient names, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, health insurance member and group numbers, …

Flipboard reveals data breach, which left users details exposed
Mashable

Flipboard is the latest company to fall foul of a data breach. The news aggregation app announced in a post that it had identified unauthorized access …

Data breach at Columbus Community Hospital
WKOW

“The hospital takes the privacy and security of its patient information very seriously, and ensures that its business associates do as well. We will …

First American Financial Sued Over Alleged Data Breach
Data Center Knowledge

Bloomberg) — First American Financial Corp., one of the biggest title insurers in the U.S., was sued by a client who claims the company’s lax security …