Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Anonymous-affiliated hacker slapped with 10-year prison sentence for Boston Children’s cyberattack
Healthcare Finance News

Almost three years after his arrest on charges related to cyberattacks he carried out against Boston Children’s hospital and another facility, …

Why your smartwatch and wearable devices are the next big privacy nightmare
ZDNet

“Data privacy and consent will continue to be a significant barrier. Improving healthcare systems, such as using AI-enabled software analytics, …

Employees sacked, CEO fined in SingHealth security breach
ZDNet

The IT agency responsible for the local healthcare sector that includes SingHealth, IHIS, said a lead in its Citrix team and a security incident response …

Recent cyber guidance from HHS ignores the mobile threat
Health Data Management

Many phishing attacks now are facilitated by the widespread use of mobile devices, Bob Stevens says. Voluntary cybersecurity guidelines that the …

Notorious Ryuk Ransomware Adds Trojans to Cyberattack Method
HealthITSecurity.com

Notorious Ryuk Ransomware Adds Trojans to Cyberattack Method … ransomware cyberattacks that were also extensively targeting the sector.

Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server
BBC News

A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the “very …

Hacker who took down entire nation’s internet is jailed
CNN International

London (CNN) A British hacker whose cyberattacks took the nation of Liberia … He pleaded guilty to creating and using a botnet, a series of computers …

Data breach of Saint John’s parking ticket system exposes credit card information
CTV News

SAINT JOHN — Thousands of people who used credit cards to pay parking tickets in the city of Saint John may have had their confidential information …

Neiman Marcus agrees to $1.5 million data breach settlement
ZDNet

Neiman Marcus has agreed to a settlement worth $1.5 million to lay to rest a 2014 data breach which exposed the credit card data of thousands of …