Data Protection Weekly

Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc. 

We join in your concern and frustration and I assure you that we are working around the clock to do everything we can to further secure your data,” …

What the Anthem Data Breach Says About the Vulnerability of Healthcare IT 

The Anthem data breach, along with other highly publicized cases like Sony … While the anonymizing of data ensures a degree of data security, the …

First lawsuits launched in Anthem hack 

The company found that unauthorized data queries with similar hallmarks … Credit card information was not among the data stolen, Anthem said.

Hackers tried to breach health insurance computer system as early as Dec. 10 

Experts say it’s not unusual for sophisticated hacking groups to make repeated attempts to penetrate a computer system before they succeed.

Health care lags on data security, some experts say
Boston Globe

Names, birth dates and, most importantly, Social Security numbers on health … So given that the data are so vital, health care companies take every…

Obama administration announces new cybersecurity agency 
Fox News

On the other hand, fewer Americans say the risks posed by computer hackers are important to them personally (57 percent) than say the same of …

TurboTax Halts State E-Filing Amid Data-Breach Probe
Wall Street Journal (blog)

The nation’s biggest online tax-software company halted electronic filing of all state returns amid reports from states of criminal attempts to obtain …

Automakers don’t protect you enough from car hackers, senator says 

We don’t yet live in a world where hackers can crash your car. But computer engineers widely agree we’re heading in that direction by connecting our …

Cyber ransom attacks hold Georgian’s computer files hostage 
WSB Atlanta

She thought the ransom demand on her work computer was a hoax. … devices to obtain credit card information, but hacking computers represents the

Newsweek’s Twitter account attacked by supposed ‘ISIS’ hackers 
The Washington Examiner

The group that hacked Newsweek Tuesday has in the past hacked the Twitter … Today we publish confidential documents from the US National Cyber …

FBI investigates attempted hack of JIA computers
WJXT Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Airport Authority confirmed Tuesday that sometime before Thanksgiving there was an attempt “from a foreign source” to hack into the …

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.