Data Protection Weekly

Home Depot faces $500M class-action lawsuit over data breach
Ottawa Citizen

An Ottawa man who alleges hackers fraudulently charged $8,000 to his credit card is at the centre of a half-billion-dollar lawsuit against a North …

43% of companies had a data breach in the past year 

SAN FRANCISCO – A staggering 43% of companies have experienced a data breach in the past year, an annual study on data breach preparedness …

APS investigating computer hacking at Grady High School 


APS officials are investigating a computer hacking incident at Grady High School. In a letter to parents, the principal called it a “pattern,” spread over …

Israeli hackers ‘scary talented,’ says security expert
The Times of Isreal

That’s the observation of a man who knows what hacking is all about. Antonio Forzieri. EMEA Cyber Security head for security firm Symantec

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate U.S. Military Contractors

Chinese-backed hackers infiltrated the computer networks of airline, shipping and information technology companies responsible for transporting…

Sheplers customers fall victim to data breach

The Sheplers breach follows on the heels of a Home Depot hack using malicious software in its check-out terminals to expose data affecting 56 million …

Data breach at Owensboro medical practice
14 News WFIE Evansville

An Owensboro medical group is investigating a data breach after learning that former employees allegedly stole information from about 3,000 patients.

Apple’s iOS 8 still vulnerable? Here’s how to protect your data
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Updating to iOS 8 brings a new level of encryption for user data; Apple says it … And there are ways to protect yourself from even this vulnerability

Spanish judge indicts nine hackers with US connections for $45 million cyber fraud 
Fox News Latino

MADRID (AP) – A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking …

Travel Site Breach Impacts 1.4 Million

Travel-booking website Viator is notifying approximately 1.4 million customers about a data breach that could potentially affect payment card data, …
Chinese hackers breach 50 US gov’t contractors’ systems in one year
SC Magazine

The difference is that in this case, TRANSCOM wasn’t protecting its data. … rules might prevent contractors from disclosing a breach, the report said,

Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable
New York Times

In January, Home Depot brought experts in from Voltage Security, a data security company in California, these people said. By April, the company…

Various Health Entities Report Data Breaches Across the US 

HHS data show that a data breach occurred at Florida-based Aventura … Officials said that the office is equipped with a security and surveillance…

Gartner: 75 percent of mobile apps will fail security tests through end of 2015
SC Magazine

“Many factors – unprecedented cloud app growth, increased mobile access of cloud apps and the ability to freely share data from cloud apps – create …

Compiled by: Rich Sheinis, Esq.

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