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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Malware attack disrupts delivery of LA Times and Tribune papers across the US
Los Angeles Times

Technology teams worked feverishly to quarantine the computer virus, but it …. Hackers, which the FBI later determined were affiliated with the North …

Data breach sees Victorian Government employees’ details stolen
ABC News

The work details of 30,000 Victorian public servants have been stolen in a data breach, after part of the Victorian Government directory was …

BCBS of Michigan: Data breach may have affected 15000 Medicare members
Becker’s Hospital Review

Members’ Social Security and financial information was not accessible via the laptop, but personal information like name, address, date of birth, …

Android Apps Feed Facebook User Data, Violate EU Reg
PYMNTS.com

Some popular apps for Android smartphones are feeding data to Facebook without user consent, which could be a breach of the European Union’s …

How Google Cloud’s health care advisor thinks data and machine learning can transform health …
CNBC

… data and machine learning can transform health care, without privacy risks … opportunity when it comes to storing, accessing and analyzing data.

‘Ryuk’ malware blamed on US cyber attack
Newcastle Herald

‘Ryuk’ malware blamed on US cyber attack … The cyberattack that disrupted US newspaper offices from California to Florida has been blamed on a …

Google wins dismissal of facial recognition lawsuit over biometric privacy act
The Verge

Google has been facing a lawsuit since 2016 for alleging scanning and saving the biometric data of a woman who was unwittingly captured in 11 …

Privacy breach at Family Physicians Group may have affected 8400 Orlando patients
Orlando Sentinel

The breach occurred due to a phishing attack on an employee’s email account, the company said in a news release on Dec. 28. Patient data may have …

North Korea defector hack: Personal data of almost 1000 leaked
BBC News

Almost 1,000 North Korean defectors have had their personal data leaked after a computer at a South Korean resettlement centre was hacked, the …

Security firm hijacks high-profile Twitter accounts
BBC News

One cyber-security expert said it would be normal practice for researchers to carry out such a “proof of concept” by hacking their own accounts or those …