Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Kroger, Wendy’s, Kiddicare Suffer Data Breaches
eSecurity Planet

Three retailers were recently hit by data breaches that exposed significant amounts of customer and employee data, including names, email …

Hospital suffers data breach as employee steals over the course of seven years
SiliconANGLE (blog)

Sometimes a data breach can be a quick strike and resolution, other times it’s a long game. In the case of UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, …

Biometric data: security and ease negate passwords, but is it private? 
SC Magazine UK

Compared to passwords, authentication through biometric data is simpler to use and can be much more secure. A joint research report from Nok Nok …

13 latest data breaches
Becker’s Hospital Review

1. Some patients at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine clinic received emails containing malware after an unauthorized person accessed the …

Hacker pleads guilty in US over press release insider scheme

A Ukrainian man has become the first computer hacker to plead guilty in what U.S. authorities called a worldwide scheme to hack into services that …

‘User error’ blamed for Missoula school data breach
Washington Times

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – An investigation by a digital forensics company into the release of sensitive student information from a Missoula high school …

Poway data breach affects 30000-plus students
The San Diego Union-Tribune

“I hope the district senior management and the board will take quick action to identify the source and scope of data breach and alert all parents timely.”.

Bank unsure of data breach after theft of laptop

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – A laptop full of customer data has been stolen from an employee at Southern Michigan Bank and Trust. The bank is taking …

Japanese schoolboy closes down 444 school websites to highlight teachers’ ‘incompetence’

… of business, with officers seizing his computer and books on hacking. The boy’s hacking mission was reportedly motivated by a desire to highlight …

Survey: No slowdown in healthcare breaches
Health Data Management

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were the victims of a data breach in the past two years, and 45 percent had more than five data …

How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city 
Washington Post

Israel will never achieve a cyberespionage network on the scale of the United States. But it wants to be feared in the region, and its computer hacking …

Germany Blames Russia for Parliament Hack 

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has pointed the finger at Russian intelligence agencies as the ones responsible for a comprehensive cyber …

Embarrassing Dating Site Breach Exposes 70000 

Open Source Framework is a platform that collects and shares data for groups … One of the worst parts about this breach is that the usernames of the …

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