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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

Texas cities, towns slammed by costly cyberattack
Fox Business

At least 23 Texas towns suffered a “coordinated” ransomware Opens a New Window. attack, according to the state’s Department of Information …

Adult website data leak connected private users to content uploads
ZDNet

An adult content-sharing website exposed user data and left them … “Due to this data breach, however, the blog posts are no longer anonymous, with …

Ransomware hackers hit nearly two dozen Texas cities
MIT Technology Review

Ransomware hackers hit nearly two dozen Texas cities … in Texas have been hit by hackers who held the captured computer systems ransom, Texas …

‘Iranian Hackers’ take over Macon County circuit clerk’s website; incident under investigation
Herald & Review

A so-called ransomware attack in March went after Atlanta’s computer system, with hackers asking for $51,000 paid to unlock access. It was estimated …

Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
PhocusWire

Choice Hotels has contacted customers following a data breach said to involve 700,000 customer records. In a statement, the company says the …

Billions of records exposed: 2019 on track to be worst year ever for data breaches
USA TODAY

Billions of records exposed: 2019 on track to be worst year ever for data ….. Risk Based Security noted more than 1,300 leaks in the first half of 2019 …

Hackers can work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, study finds
Telegraph.co.uk

… privacy with which people have access to these sensors in a smartphone.” … Placed on the same table as their laptop or computer, were as many as …

Biometric data breach invites scrutiny
Digital Insurance

(Bloomberg) –The nature of how organizations capture and store the public’s biometric data, such as fingerprints and images of faces, came under …