Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Cyber Attack Could do as Much Damage as Superstorm Sandy
New York Post

A major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as …

22,000 People Agree to Clean Toilets for WiFi Because They Didn’t Read the Terms

… and a marketing stunt to announce that Purple is the first WiFi provider to be compliant under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

FedEx Says Cyberattack to Hurt its 2018 Results 

Package delivery company FedEx said its 2018 results would be hurt in part due to disruption of operations at its TNT Express unit as a result of a …

India’s Religare Says It Suffers Cyber Attack
New York Times

MUMBAI – Several units of India’s Religare financial services group suffered a cyber attack, but its systems, operations and sensitive client …

UAE Denies Washington Post Report it Orchestrated Qatar Hack

UAE had no role whatsoever in the alleged hacking described in the article,” Al … shameful act of cyber terrorism is being attributed to a fellow member of the … US investigators in June told CNN that they believed Russian hackers …

Nearly 150,000 Attempts to Hack SC Voter Registration System on Election Day: Report
The Hill

The publication said most of the hacking attempts in South Carolina likely came from automated computer bots. The report comes as the federal probe …

Huge Data Breach at Health Insurance Company Bupa Could Affect 20,000 Australian Customers
Daily Mail

A data breach at international health insurance company Bupa has compromised the personal details of almost 20,000 Australian customers.

Trump Hotels Hit with Data Breach
Payment Week

Fully 14 different hotels were involved in the breach, and this is the third time that Trump International Hotels have had a data breach happen since …

Verizon Leak a Reminder to Businesses: Safeguard Your Cloud Data

“Complexity is the enemy of security.” His take: data leaks are going to keep happening until cloud storage systems become more automated and …

Ashley Madison Reaches US$11.2M Deal in American Lawsuits Over Data Security
CTV News

The Toronto-based parent company of the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison says it has reached a US$11.2-million settlement in American …

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