Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Yahoo facing lawsuits in the wake of massive data breach 
CNN Money

Yahoo is facing lawsuits from people who fear their accounts have been hacked and claim the company was “grossly negligent,” putting their financial …

Chicago man pleads guilty to role in celebrity hacking scandal
Chicago Sun-Times

A Chicago man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to his role in a celebrity hacking … Majerczyk pleaded guilty to accessing a protected computer without …

16 latest healthcare data breaches, security incidents 
Becker’s Hospital Review

Here are the 16 latest healthcare data breaches or security incidents that occurred or were reported within the past four weeks, beginning with the …

Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

… agreed to pay $50,000 in penalties and promised to take measures to beef up its data security practices, according to the attorney general’s office.

Is someone watching you through your webcam?
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cybersecurity experts said hackers are broadly exploiting the explosive … over the webcam on his own computer, and urged the public to follow suit.

Hacker Gets 10 Years in Prison for Using Malware to Steal Data from US Companies
Softpedia News

At the time of his arrest, Ispasoiu worked as computer systems administrator at a large financial institution in Romania. On January 26, 2015, the …

German Military Hacked Afghan Mobile Operator to Discover Hostage’s Whereabouts 
Softpedia News

A special cyber unit of the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) carried out Germany’s first ever offensive cyber-operation by hacking into the network …

NSA hacking tools were likely stolen after an operative accidentally left them on a computer 

Though the NSA would prefer to fly underneath the radar, the controversial intelligence agency just can’t seem to escape the spotlight in recent …

Foreign hacker who aided Islamic State gets 20 years in United States 
CTV News

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State by providing names of more than 1,000 U.S. government and military workers as …

Hackers steal 3000 images from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud
The Guardian

Hackers steal 3,000 images from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud … are reportedly among 3,000 images stolen from Pippa Middleton by computer hackers.

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