Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Is Someone Hacking our 7th Fleet? Navy to Investigate After USS John S McCain Collision
Fox News

Richardson made clear that there is no evidence of a hacking at this point, but some cyber experts have raised to possibility given the location of the …

3 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Cybersecurity

… in value, its blockchain underpinnings have so far successfully withstood cyber-attacks for more than 8 years. … Consider, for example, the risk that WhatsApp and Telegram could have faced with a flaw based on image metadata.

NHS 1.2 Million Patient Name Database Hacked ‘to Expose Weaknesses’
SC Magazine UK

In typical Sun style, the article identifies the culprit as, “A computer geek with alleged links to global hacking group Anonymous,” and adds that “The …

Hacker Steals $475,000 Worth of Ethereum After Breaching Enigma Project

An unidentified hacker (or hackers) has taken control of the Enigma Project website, Slack channel, and mailing list, and tricked users into sending …

Amazon Brings Artificial Intelligence To Cloud Storage To Protect Customer Data

Amazon has become the first public cloud provider to blend Artificial Intelligence with cloud storage to help customers secure data. The new service …

Personal Information of Nearly 2 Million Chicago Voters Exposed on Amazon Server

The data was a back-up file stored on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) servers and included partial Social Security numbers, and for some, driver’s …

IT Staffers May Have Compromised Sensitive Data to Foreign Intelligence
New York Post

What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security …

Hacking the Home: How Connected Tech is Making Your Shack a Security Risk

“Data leakages undermine consumers’ trust in connected environments and … Mulchandani believes that if tech companies put security first, they can …

San Antonio Institute for Women’s Health Warns Patients Personal Data Compromised in Network Hack

“After the incident, IFWH implemented additional safeguards to improve data security on its web server infrastructure and reduce the risk of exploitation …

Alibaba Deploys Blockchain to Secure Health Data in Chinese First

Taking place in the city of Changzhou, Ali Health will work with local government to use Blockchain to secure data in a pioneering approach.

How Hackers are Targeting the Shipping Industry 
BBC News

The consequences of suffering from the NotPetya cyber-attack for Maersk included the shutting down of some port terminals managed by its subsidiary …

FBI Has Its First ‘Living Witness’ in Russian Hacking Investigation 
Irish Times

The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer”, kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his …

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