Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.


AUSTRALIAN hospitals are increasingly at risk of cyber criminal gangs who seek to steal patient data … THE TREND OF INDUSTRIALIZED HACKING.

Madison Square Garden Discloses Data Breach

It recommended that customers keep an eye on their payment records and alert their banks about any fraudulent charges. For more on data breaches, …

Locky Ransomware Images Are Spreading via Social Media
Top Tech News

The suspicious images represent a new “ImageGate” attack vector for the Locky ransomware, according to a Thanksgiving Day blog post by security …

Ransomware Crooks Demand $70000 After Hacking San Francisco Transport System — UPDATED 

“We can confirm a cyber attack. It disrupted some of our internal computer systems, such as email. Fare gates are again operational,” a spokesperson …

Berkshire Medical Center Reports Data Breach Affecting 1700 Patients 
Becker’s Hospital Review

Ambucor said the thumb drives contained patients’ names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, testing data, ethnicity and identification numbers …

Deutsche Telekom Attack Part of Global Campaign on Routers
Business Insider

A cyber attack on routers of nearly 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers is part of a bigger campaign targeting web-connected devices around the globe, the German government and security researchers said on Tuesday.

Hidden Challenges Emerge as Data Breach Notification Laws Finally Hit Australia
The Australia Financial Review

The bill will have the effect of significantly raising the profile of data security in most organisations. That is a good thing – in the modern world nearly all …

6 Highlights of China’s New Cyber Security Law

The long-awaited Cyber security Law of China was finally passed at the … Network operators are prohibited from providing a data subject’s personal …

Trump Hotel Collection Reaches Settlement After Data Breaches
Legal News Line

“It is vital in this digital age that companies take all precautions to ensure that consumer information is protected, and that if a data breach occurs, it is …

Europol Blames Human Error for Data Security Breach
Washington Post

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – European Union police agency Europol says human error is to blame for a breach of its data security rules by a former …

Zynga Sues Former Employees Over Data Breach
iGaming Business

According to the website, Massimo Maietti and Ehud Barlach, who left Zynga in July and September respectively, took the data to …

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