Data Protection Weekly

Premera Blue Cross Says Data Breach Could Affect 11M People
ABC News

Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest, said Tuesday that it was the victim of a cyberattack that could affect 11 million …

Ex-NSA director: China has hacked ‘every major corporation’ in US 
CNN Money

Several hacking experts who consult companies on cybersecurity backed up the idea that … In it, they talk about China’s rampant “cyber thievery.”.

State Dept. Shuts Down Email After Cyber Attack 
ABC News

Last November, the State Department conducted similar repairs to its system stemming from a cyber-attack it suffered the month before. The attack …

Survey: 54% of Patients Would Switch Providers After Data Breach 
HIT Consultant

54 percent of patients say they would be “very” or “moderately likely” to change providers after a security data breach impacting their personal health …

Why Some Emails Are So Easy for Scammers to Fake 
Fox Business

Agari, which provides solutions to detect and prevent cyberattacks, … million patients was stolen in a cyberattack believed to have originated in China.

Oregon dental practice notifies patients of data breach
The Register-Guard

Advantage Dental has notified more than 150,000 patients across the state of a breach of personal patient health information after an internal …

Data Breach Lawsuit Latest Legal Challenge for Uber
Insurance Journal

Uber Technologies Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit over a recently disclosed data breach involving the personal information of …

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits over hacking incident at payroll firm 

Last week, a federal judge dismissed two would-be class-action lawsuits filed over last year’s data breach at national payroll firm Paytime Inc. saying…

Security Breach Affects About 14000 Sacred Heart Patients

Sacred Heart Health Systems is reporting a security breach at one of its third-party vendors has resulted in the possible exposure of health and …

Authorities Closing In on Hackers Who Stole Data From JPMorgan Chase 
New York Times

It has become a familiar pattern: The computer system of a big American …. In many cases, hackers also wait before they use the data they steal to …

Arvada man sentenced for hacking into ex-employer’s computer system 
The Denver Post
An Arvada man was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for hacking into his former employer’s computer system and stealing emails that …

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

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