Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack
BBC News

A huge cyber-attack has knocked out more than 2,000 websites – as well as the national TV station – in the country of Georgia. Court websites …

Two Data Leaks Expose Millions of Records
BankInfoSecurity.com

Two new security incidents demonstrate yet again how easily millions of records can be exposed, leaving customers open to the potential of identity …

St. Louis medical center alerts 152000 patients of data breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

Patient data that may have been viewed dates back to 2011. The hackers had access to patient names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security …

Man Gets 12 Years for Phishing Attack on LA County Court Computers
NBC Southern California

In Europe, biometric data is protected under the General Data Protection Regulation, arguably the world’s most comprehensive privacy law, which …

7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details
The Guardian

A spokesperson for 7-Eleven said the app was brought back online at 5.30pm, but declined to answer any questions about the data breach, stating the …

Eddie Bauer Will Pay Up to $2.8 Million for 2016 Data Breach
Bloomberg Law

Eddie Bauer LLC will have to pay up to $2.8 million to settle class claims based on a 2016 data breach that affected all of its American and Canadian …

Geisinger Health Plan alerts patients of data breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

Patient data that may have been exposed included names, patient identification numbers, types of services, authorized identification numbers and …