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Data Privacy And Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

How Apple and Google’s Social Distancing Maps Work
WIRED

However, both Apple and Google are keen to emphasize that they’ve collected this data with user privacy in mind. “Data that is sent from users’ devices …

As cyber attacks grow, doctors and hospitals struggle to update security measures
The Boston Globe

In early April, Interpol alerted police forces in 194 countries to the heightened threat of cyber attacks targeting hospitals. Read full article.

Hospitals brace for increase in cyberattacks
The Hill

The threat of such cyberattacks is not fixed in one country. INTERPOL, an international police organization, issued a warning last month to its 194 …

EDP hit by cyberattack – $10.9 million ransom ordered
Smart Energy (press release)

Portuguese energy company Energias de Portugal (EDP) has been the victim of a RagnarLocker cyberattack. According to sources, the hackers …

High Court to Hear Case Testing Scope of Anti-Hack Law
Bloomberg Law

The high court on Monday agreed to hear a case involving a police officer who was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after he …

AG Maura Healey: Equifax To Pay $18M After Data Breach
CBS Boston

The complaint alleges Equifax lacked sufficient safeguards to protect consumers’ personal data and violated Massachusetts law by delaying notice of …

Hacker leaks 23 million usernames and passwords from Webkinz children’s game
ZDNet

ZDNet has obtained a copy of the leaked file with the help of data breach … “For security purposes, during the archiving process, we remove all …

Why did Google abandon plans to open in Hong Kong? After seven years, a clue
Hong Kong Free Press

This is a potentially dangerous judgement if we, as Hong Kong citizens, value the privacy and security of data owners. Clearly, no person and no …

Czech hospitals report cyberattacks day after national watchdog’s warning
The London Free Press

“Last night, the hospital was a target of a cyber attack,” spokeswoman Petra Petlachova said. “It was aimed at one of our servers. Our IT staff have …