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Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Worst of Global Cyberattack May Be Yet to Come, Law Enforcement Official Says
ABC News

The malicious cyberattack used leaked tools of the National Security Agency to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. Tens of thousands of …

Researcher, 22, Unintentionally Discovered “Kill Switch” That Halted Worldwide Cyberattack, Officials …
CBS News

LONDON — The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, …

The 22-Year-Old Brit Computer Genius Who Saved the NHS is a Surfer Who Works From Tiny Bedroom …
The Sun

The Computer wizard who saved the NHS from the ransomware virus … for DEFCON, the world’s largest annual convention for internet hackers.

Chinese Phone App Leaks Two Billion Private Numbers, High Officials’ Among Them
Sputnik International

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner for personal data, Stephen Wong Kai-yi, was on the list of those whose information was leaked, and asserted that …

NHS: No Evidence of Patient Data Breach in Cyberattack
CNN

London (CNN) Britain’s National Health Service does not have any evidence that patient data was breached following a ransomware attack, the …

Clothing Giant Brooks Brothers Hit by Year-Long Credit Card Data Breach
ZDNet

The company’s website remains unaffected by the breach. A spokesperson for Brooks Brothers would not say how many customers were affected.

Phishing Campaign Alerts DocuSign to Customer Data Breach
Engadget

A bizarre email address or an obvious misspelling are good indicators that the recent email telling you to reset your Apple ID password isn’t what it …

Bell Apologizes to Customers After Data Breach Hits 1.9 Million E-mail Addresses
The Globe and Mail

BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada has issued an apology to customers after it said nearly 1.9 million customer e-mail addresses and 1,700 names and phone …

Data Breach at Coney Island Hospital Affected 3,500 Patients
Crain’s New York Business

The volunteer in Coney Island’s phlebotomy department entered patient names in a logbook, cleaned up data storage areas and transported …

Facebook Facing Privacy Actions Across Europe as France Fines Firm €150k
The Guardian

Facebook has been fined €150,000 by France’s data protection watchdog and is being investigated by Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain for data privacy …

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea
New York Times

But hackers quickly seized on the published vulnerabilities to wreak havoc on computer systems that were not “patched” in recent months, after the …