Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

New Cyberattack Spreads From Russia to Britain
New York Times

Computer systems from Russia to Britain were victims of an international cyberattack on Tuesday in a hack that bore similarities to a recent one that …

Anthem to Pay Record $115M to Settle Data Breach Suit
SC Magazine

Anthem to pay record $115M to settle data breach suit … to implement further security measures, such as enhancements to its data security system, …

Cyberattack Hits Entire Heritage Valley Health System, Shuts Down Computers 
WTAE Pittsburgh

A cyberattack is affecting the Beaver and Sewickley hospitals and all other care facilities in the Heritage Valley Health System on Tuesday.

Howard County Government Website Hacked with Pro-Islamic State Message
Baltimore Sun

The Howard County government website was hacked Sunday with messages supporting the Islamic State, part of a larger attack on local government …

FTC Data Security Enforcement Standard Center in LabMD Case
HealthITSecurity.com

The case of medical testing company LabMD and the FTC continues, with the commission’s data security enforcement standard a key focus area.

Health Information of More Than 2k Aetna Members Available Online for Months
Becker’s Hospital Review

The payer said the privacy breach involved “two computer services that display documents to members.” Jim Routh, chief security officer for Aetna, …

Fired Employee Hacks and Shuts Down Smart Water Readers in Five US Cities
BleepingComputer

According to court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer, Flanagan worked between November 2007 and November 2013 for an unnamed …

FBI Believes a Collierville Man Hacked Computer to Steal Personal Information of Autistic Children
FOX13 Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The FBI believe a Collierville man hacked into a computer system and tried to steal the personal information of autistic children, …

Virgin Media Hack Risk is a Wake-Up Call to Check Your Router
USA TODAY

Home routers, which link personal computers to the Internet and often store sensitive information, are riddled with security issues. The Which?

600+ Patients Affected in Illinois Health System Data Breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

Carbondale-based Southern Illinois Healthcare will notify more than 600 patients after a third-party vendor’s technical error led to a breach of …

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