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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians
ABC News

Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, …

Chicago brokerage to pay $1.5 million for cyber attack lapses: US CFTC
Reuters.com

(Reuters) – The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday that a Chicago-based futures brokerage will pay a total of $1.5 …

Philadelphia Health System Back Online After Cyberattack
Government Technology

(TNS) — Hackers disrupted Temple University Health System’s computer systems in late August, disabling the North Philadelphia health care …

Australia blames China for cyberattack on parliament before election
The Times

The Chinese government was responsible for a cyberattack on Australia’s national parliament and the three biggest political parties before this year’s …

Ramsey County data breach may have affected nearly 118000 people
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The other letter sent to 4,600 people starting in December warns that “names, addresses and social security numbers of individuals whose data is …

Malindo Air confirms data breach, exposing millions of passengers’ personal data
South China Morning Post

low-cost airline Lion Air have suffered a massive data breach, resulting in the information of millions of passengers – including passport details, home …

Robstown Police Department handcuffed by data breach
KRIS Corpus Christi News

ROBSTOWN, Texas — The District Attorney’s office announced last week that Robstown’s Police Department was the victim of a data breach. Because …

Albany spent over $300K recovering from cyberattack
WNYT

September 13, 2019 06:10 PM. ALBANY – On Friday officials with the City of Albany spoke about the amount spent in response to the ransomware …