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Data Privacy And Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Court approves record $5 bn fine of Facebook over privacy
Tech Xplore

US regulators on Friday welcomed a “historic” $5 billion settlement with Facebook over data privacy as the social network said it was already …

Judge Approves $8.9M Banner Health Settlement Over 2016 Data Breach
HealthITSecurity.com

The investigation revealed hackers were able to steal a trove of sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, health insurance data of …

America’s health system at risk from cyberattack, senators warn
The Jerusalem Post

Paul M. Nakasone, commander of the US Cyber Command, requesting that the … “These hacking attempts pose an alarming risk of disrupting or undermining our … Among the hackers’ targets were pharmaceutical and healthcare …

Pharma Giant ExecuPharm Suffers Data Breach/Ransomware Combo
Infosecurity Magazine

“Therefore, security teams need to be agile as time is their most precious resource in dealing with ransomware attacks. Early detection and response are …

Colorado Hospital Latest Cyberattack Victim Amid COVID-19
GovInfoSecurity.com

Parkview Medical Center is recovering from a recent cyberattack. In yet another example of the surge of cyberattacks in the healthcare sector during the …

Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing
Reuters

“This app should be voluntary, meet data protection standards and guarantee a high level of IT security,” they said. “The main epidemiological goal is …

Web of psychological cues may tempt people to reveal more online
EurekAlert (press release)

… users readily divulge privacy information online. In a study published in the latest Proceedings of Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2020), a team of …

Nintendo reports 160000 accounts were hacked
Silicon Valley

Nintendo reports 160,000 accounts were hacked. Nintendo … increased risk of video and computer game addiction among children and adolescents.

Hackers stole sensitive information in Torrance cyberattack
The Daily Breeze

Hackers stole sensitive information in Torrance cyberattack. The March 1 cyberattack by a ransomware group cut off access to the city’s own website …