Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Complied by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

T-Mobile says hackers stole customer data in data breach 

In May, a security researcher found a security weakness in a T-Mobile subdomain used by staff, which returned customer data without requiring a …

Yeliseyev gets six years for selling 62000 stolen credit cards 
SC Magazine

… months in prison for trafficking stolen financial information obtained through computer hacking, resulting in losses of about $31 million to his victims..

Device Makers Combating Cyber Risks to Patient Health 
Bloomberg BNA

One way to mitigate cybersecurity risks is to limit access to a networked medical device. GE Healthcare manufactures a patient monitoring system that …

North Korean Hacking Group Steals $13.5 Million From Indian Bank 
Dark Reading

North Korean Hacking Group Steals $13.5 Million From Indian Bank … limitations in the measures banks use to defend against targeted cyber threats.

Facebook to notify 4 million people about latest data leak

The data of about 4 million Facebook users may have been misused by a third party app, the company announced in a post Tuesday. The social site …

UK data breach complaints soar under new EU rules
Financial Times

The number of complaints over data protection breaches has more than doubled since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force.

Iran’s Facebook operation shows that it never restrained its hackers 
The Hill

The exposure of this multi-year cyber campaign should dispel the myth that Tehran put a tight leash on its hackers during and after negotiating the …

Hackers sold personal data of thousands of IDF soldiers, investigation finds 
The Times of Israel

The four suspects hacked the data by developing a computer program that combed the IDF’s files for the contact information of the recruits and their …

Is Blockchain The Answer To A Better Healthcare Industry? 

Data breaches are the nightmare of every major industry. When they occur, the aftermath costs of fixing the problem can be huge. According to a …

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block User-Data Bill Over Privacy 

Home-rental providers Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway are suing New York City over a recently passed law that allows the collection of data on the …

North Korean hackers suspected of creating Mac-based malware 
Fox News

North Korean hackers suspected of creating Mac-based malware … Korean hackers appear to be developing malware that can infect your computer.

Darden Restaurants says hack may have exposed 567000 payment cards 
CBS News

Darden, which bought Cheddar’s last year, said it was notified of the incident on August 16. The attack involving an older computer system that Darden …