Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

200 Million Registered Voters Exposed Due to Open AWS Repository
CyberScoop  

According to UpGuard Cyber Risk Analyst Chris Vickery, republican contractors Deep Root Analytics, TargetPoint consulting, Inc. and Data Trust …

New WikiLeaks Docs Show The CIA Has Been Hacking WiFi Routers For Years
Forbes

… CIA has been remotely tapping into routers in private homes and businesses with a variety of tools so as to gain access to those computer networks.

Patients’ Info Compromised In Torrance Memorial Data Breach
Patch.com

TORRANCE, CA – Torrance Memorial Medical Center Monday began notifying some patients that email accounts containing “work-related reports” …

Cuomo to Order Review of NY Election Cyber Security in Light of Potential Hacking Threats
New York Daily News

Cuomo Monday ordered a review of the state’s election-related cyber … There have been no credible reports of hacking into the state’s elections in …

Internet Privacy: California Bill Would Protect Users from Being Secretly Tracked
The Mercury News

Scott Jordan, a computer science professor at UC Irvine who until late last year was chief technologist for the FCC, spoke at a news conference …

Hack Attacks Highlight Vulnerability of Florida Schools to Cyber Crooks
Miami Herald

Two months before the U.S. presidential election, international hackers slipped into the computer systems of at least four Florida school district …

Going Down For A Third Time – Barnes & Noble Consumer Data Breach Claims Are Dismissed …
JD Supra (press release)

Despite some courts’ evident confusion about the impact of payment card theft on consumer cardholders, other courts are getting it right. Just this week …

Hackers Stole Credit Card Data from National Retail Chain for Almost 6 Months
News & Observer

The company says it investigated the data breach and found that hackers had inserted malicious code into the store payment systems, though not the …

New Tally Says WannaCry Cyberattack by North Korea Hit 1 Million to 2 Million Computers Worldwide
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON – A vicious attack that was powered by a stolen U.S. cyber weapon and deployed by a North Korean hacking unit was worse than …

Infiniti Research Identifies Potential Cyber Attack Risks Faced by the Medical Devices Industry and …
DOTmed.com

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The growing incidence of ransomware attacks in the UK and Indonesia has aroused a concern for cyber-attacks on …

Uber in the Privacy Spotlight Again
Naked Security

Uber has already settled with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after 14-months’ worth of data privacy investigations into two different …

Norwich Airport and Hospital Cyber-Hacker ‘His Royal Gingerness’ Jailed
BBC News

He hacked into the websites of Norwich airport and the Norfolk and Norwich … found clues about his computer’s location, both from his video and his attempts to … The hospital hack, which took place in November 2015, did not affect …

1M Affected in WSU Data Breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

The names and personal data of nearly 1 million people throughout Washington state were comprised when a back-up hard drive was stolen from a …