Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

US military launched cyberattacks against Iran after drone shot down: officials
Fox News

The U.S. military carried out a cyberattack against Iran last Thursday even as President Trump nixed plans for airstrikes in response to the downing of …

DHS Warns Iran Hackers Targeting US with Data Wiper Cyberattacks
Xtelligent Healthcare Media

The warning comes after the US launched a cyberattack on Iranian weapons systems, as tensions rise between the two countries, according to the …

New York Legislature Strengthens Data Breach Policies
Government Technology

A new bill recently passed by the New York Legislature would change the state’s approach to data breaches, providing consumers with more …

Health Insurer Reports Data Breach That Began 9 Years Ago
Dark Reading

Dental and vision insurance provider and administrator Dominion National has begun notifying patients of a data breach of its systems that apparently …

Federal Employees Suing OPM Score Win in Lawsuit Over Data Hacks
GovExec.com

OPM disclosed two data breaches in 2015, one that exposed the personnel files of all current and former federal employees and another that released …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over 29 Million-User Data Breach
Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. failed to fend off a lawsuit over a data breach that affected nearly 30 million users, one of several privacy snafus that have put the …

Eyecare Centers Report Data Breach
InvisionMag

The types of affected data may include first and last name, date of birth, address, social security number and information relating to health insurance …

AIA Singapore slapped with SG$10k fine for data breach
Marketing Interactive

AIA Singapore has received a penalty of SG$10,000 by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) for failure to take “reasonable” security …

Lake City agrees to pay $460K ransom in cyberattack
ActionNewsJax.com

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Action News Jax’s Jamarlo Phillips speaks with Lake City mayor Stephen Witt about the details of the payment and how the city …

2200 patients’ data breached, Franciscan Health investigation finds
nwitimes.com

The privacy breach was uncovered following a privacy audit and confirmed May 24 after an internal investigation, according to a news release.