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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle data breach lawsuits
CBS News

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over the massive 2017 data breach that exposed the …

FTC Reportedly Poised To Fine YouTube Over Children’s Privacy Violations
MediaPost Communications

The federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires website operators … When users clicked on that link, they were taken to a cloud computer …

Ransomware attacks hit schools
NWAOnline

Kimberly Mundell, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Education, said the agency doesn’t track computer hacking of schools. But the …

46500 Austin Pathology Patients Added to AMCA Data Breach Victims
Xtelligent Healthcare Media

Retrieval Masters Credit Bureau, AMCA’s parent company, discovered the data security incident in March 2019. An investigation revealed a hacker …

Fired Foxboro internet provider worker gets prison for hacking company computer
The Sun Chronicle

FOXBORO — An employee of a local high-speed internet access provider, fired for misconduct, was sentenced to prison Monday for hacking into the …

This Ohio man is accused of trying to launder $19 million of bitcoin from the dark web
CNBC

Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 after being found guilty on charges including drug trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering.

Ga., Lawrenceville, Henry County in recovery mode after cyber attack
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Henry County’s computer system remained down early Monday, five days after malware is suspected to have been planted in the south metro …