Data Protection Weekly

provided by Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Adult FriendFinder hit with one of the biggest data breaches ever, report says
Washington Post

LeakedSource said the alleged breach includes nearly 340 million accounts from flagship site Adult FriendFinder, plus data from other sites owned by …

UK approves extradition of alleged US government computer hacker 
USA Today

LONDON – The United Kingdom signed off the extradition of a man accused of stealing data from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal …

GDPR’s global reach to require at least 75000 DPOs worldwide 
SC Magazine UK

The GDPR is being hailed as a major overhaul of data protection laws, and it will now act as the regulation which governs how any company handling …

Medicare claims data sent to the wrong health records 
IT News

DHS, which is responsible for the operation of the Medicare medical rebate scheme, is obliged under law to report any data breaches related to the …

Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike
WPXI Pittsburg

BOSTON (AP) – A man who acknowledges he attacked the computer … The hospital said it spent more than $300,000 addressing the hacking and lost …

Russia to Ban LinkedIn for Violating Data Protection Laws 
PC Magazine

Russians could soon lose access to LinkedIn, following a court decision this week that found the professional social network to be in violation of the …

Recruitment Firm Blames Capgemini over Client Data Breach 
InfoSecurity Magazine

Global consultancy Capgemini has reportedly leaked data relating to … We know people care deeply about their data being protected so wanted you …

Two major Russian banks say hit by cyber attacks 
Fox Business

… hackers “at the time of our choosing” following what the United States said was a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations.

Casino Rama cyberattack sparks proposed class-action lawsuit 
The Globe and Mail

Class-action lawyers wasted little time Friday in jumping on word of a cyberattack on an Ontario casino in which sensitive information was stolen.

Adobe settles $1M suit over data breach 
Journal Inquirer

Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to a $1 million settlement over a data breach that allowed payment card numbers and personal information of some …

Vile hackers cripple NHS medical machines and demand RANSOM to get them back running

HEARTLESS hackers are callously targeting NHS hospital machines and computers and demanding the cash-strapped health service pays a ransom …

Tesco Bank Suffered Data Breach; Thousands of Accounts Compromised 
Hack Read

Last Thursday, Tesco bank suffered a security breach in which around 9,000 of its customers had their accounts compromised and later frozen by the …

AMA to Discuss mHealth App Data Security Guidelines

With an understanding that HIPAA doesn’t do enough for mHealth data protection, the organization is preparing to vote on its own set of guidelines for …

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