Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Oregon DHS Sending 645000 Notices of Data Breach
KTVZ

On that date, the department and the Enterprise Security Office Cyber Security team confirmed that the phishing incident was a data breach.

US Ramps Up Attacks on Russian Power Grid
Washington Examiner

That authorization followed concerns that the administration needed to respond more aggressively to Kremlin-ordered cyber attacks and hacking …

Three US Universities Disclose Data Breaches Over Two-Day Span
BleepingComputer

Three U.S. universities have disclosed data breach incidents impacting personally identifiable information of students or employees following …

Healthcare Breaches Reported in May exposed data on 2 million people
ModernHealthcare.com

206,695 people were affected in a Hacking/IT Incident. … working with an independent computer forensics firm to assist with an ongoing investigation. … Hacking and IT incidents, which have dominated healthcare breaches in recent …

Chinese spies stole NSA hacking tools, report finds
KXLH Helena News

Chinese hackers acquired and used National Security Agency hacking tools … the cybersecurity company Symantec claims that a Chinese hacker group … intelligence services, computer intrusions, and other illicit approaches,” the …

AMCA data breach has now went over the 20 million mark
ZDNet

A security breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a provider of billing services for the US healthcare sector, has now exposed the …

ICO admits its own website fails to comply with GDPR
The INQUIRER

IN A WILD TWIST OF IRONY, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has admitted that its own website isn’t GDPR-complaint. The ICO – you know …

Hackers Indicted for Involvement in 2015 Anthem Data Breach
The National Law Review

Hackers Indicted for Involvement in 2015 Anthem Data Breach … remote access to the computer system through a server controlled by the hackers.

Mermaids transgender charity data breach exposed confidential emails
ZDNet

Mermaids UK has apologized for an “inadvertent” data breach which exposed private messages between the charity and the parents of gender variant …

Human error still the cause of many data breaches
Help Net Security

With the incidence of reported data breaches on the rise, more than half of all C-suite executives (C-Suites) (53%) and nearly three in 10 Small …

Argentina Isn’t Ruling Out a Cyberattack in Major Power Outage
Bloomberg

Argentina said it isn’t ruling out a cyberattack after what President Mauricio Macri called an “unprecedented” power blackout struck five South …