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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Weather Channel app sued over alleged mining of users’ data
fox2now.com

The privacy settings section, the complaint says, “vaguely states that geolocation data may be used for ‘geographically relevant ads and content’ and …

US initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries
Reuters

One brochure details methods hackers use to break into computer networks and how they create fake social media accounts to deceive people into …

German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police 
The Guardian

The hacker toldG him he had destroyed his computer to avoid detection, but police said they have recovered extensive evidence. Investigators in …

German Man Is Arrested Over Hacking of Public Figures’ Data
New York Times

Officers searched the 20-year-old suspect’s home on Sunday, two days after the hacking attack was discovered, and confiscated his computers and …

Two-factor authentication is vulnerable to this new type of attack
Komando

The idea is that a hacker is going to have a much harder time getting both forms … to discover and fix security vulnerabilities in their computer systems.

US top court declines to take up Fiat Chrysler hacking case
Nasdaq

U.S. top court declines to take up Fiat Chrysler hacking case … to hacking, one of the first legal cases involving automotive cyber security risks.

Healthcare Continues to Be Prime Target for Cyber Attacks
Security Boulevard

Few industries today are faced with as many cyber security threats as the healthcare sector. Patient data is among the most sensitive information in the …

Singapore Airlines data breach affects 284 accounts, exposes travel details
ZDNet

Singapore Airlines (SIA) says a software glitch was the cause of a data breach that affected 284 members of its frequent flyer programme, …

Zippy’s announces settlement with customers affected by data security breach
KHON2

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Zippy’s Restaurants announced it has settled a class-action claim with customers affected by the data security incident that …

The Dark Overlord releases first batch of hacked ‘9/11 Files’ in effort to raise bitcoin
CyberScoop

… to the public domain,” The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre said in a … Layer 1 consists largely of Microsoft Word files assessing the potential legal liability for airlines and various companies after the 2001 attacks.