Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Swedish Government Scrambles to Contain Damage From Data Breach
New York Times

STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s government is scrambling to contain the political fallout from a huge breach of confidential data, including the possible …

Apple Issues Cyber Warning for iPhone Users, Issues Security Patch
Fox Business

The latest cyber threat is also a risk to Android device users, but Google has taken steps as well to block the virus. “The vulnerability also has the …

Iran-Linked Cyber Spies Use Simple Yet Effective Hacks: Report 

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – A cyber spying group with links to Iran and active for the past four years is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, …

Arrested Russian’s Wife Denies US Charge He Is Global Hacking Mastermind
New York Times

His case provides a rare insight into U.S. efforts to track down and prosecute international cyber criminals. It comes at a time when Russian hackers …

Hackers are Targeting Hotel Wi-Fi with Particularly Evil Malware

Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, …

TNT Parcels ‘Backed Up to Ceiling’ in Wake of Massive Cyberattack
The Guardian

Parcels are backing up at TNT depots in their thousands after the company admitted it is still struggling to deal with the aftermath of June’s cyber-attack …

Data Breach Reported at Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort

Data breach reported at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort … “The Resort has confirmed that malware may have captured data from some credit and debit …

Millions of Social Security Numbers Accessed in Kansas Agency Data Breach
Digital Trends

If you entered your data into a job search service for any of these 10 affected states, then you’ll want to check to see if your social security number was …

Thailand Seizes $21 Million in Assets from Dead Founder of Dark Net Marketplace AlphaBay

… he was the administrator of AlphaBay, an online site devoted to the sale of illicit goods, ranging from computer hacking tools to drugs and weapons.

Israeli Party Victim to Pro-Palestinian Cyber Attack
The Jerusalem Post

The Meretz party website was hacked late Saturday night by a pro-Palestinian cyber hacker under the alias Th3Falcom, with the message “Alquds …

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