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Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Verizon Drops Yahoo Acquisition Price by $350M Following Data Breach Disclosures
GeekWire

Verizon said it will pay $4.48 billion to acquire Yahoo’s operating business, a reduction of $350 million off the original price, following a pair of big data …

Hacker Shows and Tells Health Care CIOs Why Security is Important
Hospitals & Health Networks

With four computers spread out over a table on stage, Mitnick breezed through more than five different data hacks. One hack, which he called his …

FBI Pursuing at Least 3 Separate Probes of Russian Hacking 
Newsweek

FBI Pursuing at Least 3 Separate Probes of Russian Hacking … breaches of the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems, the officials said.

Revenge Hacker: 34 Months, Must Repay Georgia-Pacific $1M 
Beloit Daily News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A fired computer expert who hacked into his former employer’s system has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison …

Data Breach May Have Exposed Personal Info of 8,000 Members of Failed Louisiana Health … 
The Advocate

The personal information of an estimated 8,000 former members of the failed Louisiana Health Cooperative may have been compromised by a data …

Florida Company to Pay $5.5m Over Stolen Patient Information
News & Observer

… Health Care systems reached the agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nearly five years after the data breach.

American Senior Communities Data Breach Affects 17,000 
Indianapolis Star

Nursing home chain American Senior Communities is the latest Central Indiana
employer to fall victim to an email scam targeting W-2 tax forms, …

UNC School of Dentistry Warns of Potential Patient Data Breach
WNCN

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – About 200 patients of the UNC School of Dentistry have been notified that their personal information might be in the …

Lexington Medical Center Latest Victim of Data Breach
WIS

In a statement released by the hospital, the breach was discovered Friday morning. The breach showed that there has been unauthorized access to …

Ukrainian Hacker Gets 41 Months in Prison for Leading Online Theft Ring
CBS News

NEWARK, N.J. — A Ukrainian hacker who
admitted using thousands of infected computers to steal user names and passwords for bank accounts and …

Three Men Sentenced in New Jersey for Hacking, Spamming Scheme 
Reuters

Three men have been sentenced for their roles in a wide-ranging hacking and spamming scheme that targeted personal information of 60 million …

New Mexico Close to Data Breach Bill
SC Magazine

New Mexico’s House of Representatives passed a data breach bill on Wednesday night by a unanimous vote, according to the Grant County Beat.

BC Government Investigates PharmaNet Data Breach
Surrey Now

“We are working diligently to investigate the motivation behind this, how it happened as well, and a separate review of security is ongoing in terms of …