Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

MLB Fines Cardinals $2 Million for Computer Hack
St. Louis Business Journal

Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon ordered the St. Louis Cardinals to pay $2 million and turn over two 2017 draft selections to the Houston …

Hackers Steal 2.5 Million PlayStation and Xbox Players’ Details in Major Breach

PlayStation and Xbox gamers are at risk of having had their private information stolen following a data breach involving 2.5 million accounts. Hackers …

Hackers Take Over a Hotel’s Computer System, Lock Guests in Rooms and Hold Hotel to Ransom

We’ve all seen those movies where hackers need just a laptop and an internet connection to take over the world and disrupt our lives. It’s likely that …

Master Hacker Infiltrated the Israel Defence Forces’ Drones System so Hamas Could Spy on its Troops
The Sun

The court was told how the computer expert hacked the IDF’s drones hovering over Gaza, enabling Hamas commanders to view the drone video feed.

US Attorney: Cyber Crime is a Multi-Billion Global Business
Minuteman News Center

Ms. Richards serves as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Connecticut and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Coordinator for …

British Hoteliers Warned of Rise in Cyber Attacks

Two luxury hotels in Cornwall have become victims of cyber attacks, which are increasingly common at British hotels, according to a new report.

NY Attorney General Schneiderman Settles Data Breach Investigation
The National Law Review

The data breach, first reported in June, 2016, involved data for over 35,000 customers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, …

Hospitals as Cyber-Targets: How to Prepare for the Inevitable Data Breach
Cardiovascular Business

Just a month after one California hospital paid a $17,000 ransom to end a cyberattack, three more medical centers in the state were hit by hackers.

Five Arrested for Hacking into ATMs and Stealing $3.2 Million
PC World

A year ago, researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab warned about three cybercriminal groups that hacked into banks’ computer networks.

Cockrell Hill Police Lose Years Worth of Evidence in Ransom Hacking

After consulting with the FBI’s Cyber Division, Barlag said the department decided not to pay the ransom demand, which was made electronically and …

Why the EU data Protection is a Game Changer for Hoteliers

With the GDPR on the horizon, and stricter penalties for serious data breaches, there is added impetus for hoteliers to bolster data security processes.

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