Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Israel Hacked ISIS Cell to Uncover Laptop Bomb Plot to Down International Flights
Newsweek

Israel’s top cyber hacking operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) led to the discovery that a small cell of bombmakers in Syria was planning to …

Apple Customer Data in China Was Sold Illegally, Police Say
New York Times

The Cangnan police also said the data included the names, Apple … site JD.com had been exposed in 2013 as part of a security problem. JD.com …

Hacking a Heart Pacemaker Isn’t Science Fiction. See What Experts Are Doing to Prevent It
AZCentral.com

Doctors, hackers and medical device manufacturers discuss how to protect …. The computer system of the National Health Service, the national …

Hong Kong Privacy Watchdog Blasts Electoral Office for Massive Data Breach
South China Morning Post

A report by the Privacy Commissioner found the electoral office failed to take adequate steps to protect the personal data of Hong Kong’s 3.78 million …

Al Jazeera TV Reports Third Cyber Attack in 14 Months
The Wire

Doha: Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera is combatting a large-scale cyber attack on its media platform, but all its entities remain operational, …

Data Breach Reported at Rusty Scupper
Technical.ly Baltimore

“Select Restaurants takes the security of our guests’ information seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience this incident has caused our guests …

Employees Assert Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims Against Supermarket Over Fingerprint …
The National Law Review

… privacy-related litigation. Such suits have typically involved social media services, video game makers or businesses that collect biometric data to …

Florida Man Who Tried Hacking into Clinton Foundation Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison
Washington Post

Before U.S. intelligence officials began investigating Russian-led cyber attacks in the 2016 presidential election, a Florida man reportedly made …

Report: Israeli Intel from ISIS Hack was Allegedly Leaked by US to Russia
The Jerusalem Post

Classified intelligence that US President Donald Trump controversially leaked to Russia last month came in part from an Israeli cyber hack of ISIS, The …

WSU Offers Identity Protection After Data Breach
KING5.com

Washington State University suffered a data breach in April, the university said Monday in a statement, and is offering free credit monitoring and …