Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to ‘shoot up’ California social media company, feds say
Fox News

The breach in total affected about 100 million people in the U.S. and 6 … The bank said the most of the hacked data consists of information supplied by …

Google ordered to halt human review of voice AI recordings over privacy risks

The Hamburg data protection authority told Google of its intention to use Article 66 powers of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to begin …

FBI warns of new trend where cybercriminals recruit money mules via dating sites

“The victim is asked to open a bank account or register a limited liability company in the victim’s name and then to receive and send money from that …

Riverside student hacks into school computers and changes grades, authorities say
Los Angeles Times

A Riverside high school student could face felony charges after authorities say he tricked his teachers into revealing their computer login information to …

Ex-Haverford student who hacked the IRS for Trump’s tax returns is pleading guilty
The Philadelphia Inquirer

A former Haverford College student is expected to plead guilty Tuesday in connection with using a school computer to hack into an IRS database to …

Microsoft Confirms It Has Paid $4.4M To Hackers

It’s essential to understand the difference between a hacker and a cyber-criminal; language is crucial here. A hacker is someone who, concerning this …

City of Naples out $700K after cyberattack

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Officials in the southwest Florida city of Naples say they lost $700,000 in a recent cyberattack. The Naples Daily News reports …

Beware of fake settlement sites for Equifax data breach

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – It’s an offer that’s hard to refuse. By simply searching their name, members of the public can learn if they’re among the …

Presbyterian data breach affects some 183000 patients
Albuquerque Journal

Presbyterian Healthcare Services reported a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to personal information belonging to around 183,000 …