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Data Privacy And Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Phishing scams, spam spike as hackers use coronavirus to prey on remote workers, stressed IT …
CNBC

Cyberthreats, including phishing scams and spam, are spiking as online criminals take advantage of the coronavirus to attack remote workforces and …

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike
Reuters

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike … hackers known as DarkHotel, which has been conducting cyber-espionage …

Cyber-attack threatens Spanish hospital computer systems
Murcia Today

The Policía Nacional has issued a warning that the “entire computer system of Spain’s hospitals” is being targeted in a cyber-attack which uses a …

Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread
KOB

On Friday, the European Union’s Data Protection Authority cautiously endorsed putting privacy on pause during this public health emergency, saying the …

Zoom is the next privacy challenge
The Australian Financial Review

But serious and unresolved issues around its security, privacy and data use may mean that the cost of using the platform could be higher than most …

Cyber gangsters hit UK medical firm poised for work on coronavirus with Maze ransomware attack
ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly has established that the documents, which represent a sample of HMR former patients chosen with surnames beginning G, I and J, …

Hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks soar
Brisbane Times

Washington/London: Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organisation earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior …

Oregon Department of Human Services notifies public of data breach
North Coast Citizen

Established information technology security processes enabled the agency to detect and contain the incident quickly and stop the unauthorized access

Prepare now for the second wave of coronavirus hacking
The Hill

Iranian cyber warriors, meanwhile, have been stealing passwords to and possibly setting up backdoors in the “Virtual Private Network” servers that …