Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Preparing for Online Attacks in Hospital Data Security

Following recent headlines highlighting online attacks to hospital data security around the country, many are discussing the growth of not only …

Google suffers data breach via benefits provider
CSO Online

Data breaches are always a horrible thing when you are on the side that has been tasked with defending the realm from invaders. When you get that …

Kroger warns past, present employees of possible compromise after Equifax W-2Express breach
SC Magazine

Kroger alerted current and former employees this week that their data – including Social Security numbers and birth dates – may have been …

40 million User Data from Adult Social Network Emerges on Dark Net
Hack Read

The news has been verified by Fling as they confirmed the data being authentic but they added that this is the result of a five-year-old data breach that …

Bahamian accused of hacking celebrities’ emails pleads guilty in US

… accounts by sending a virus to their computers or by emailing a fake notification that their account had been hacked and asking for their passcodes.

Earlier HIPAA Audits Help Healthcare Data Breach Prevention

Brookings Institution recommends earlier HIPAA audits, better communication, and cyber insurance as tools for better healthcare data breach …

Ohio Mental Health Data Breach Could Affect Thousands

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says it inadvertently released the protected health information of thousands of Ohioans who received mental …

Syrian hacker extradited to the United States from Germany
Washington Post

The SEA is a hacking group that has been involved since at least 2011 in computer intrusions in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, officials …

Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Revises Data Security Standards
The National Law Review

On April 28, 2016, the Payment Card Industry’s Security Standards Council (PCI) published its new Data Security Standards (DSS). PCI sets …

Romanian hacker who claims he breached Clinton server says he spoke with FBI at length
Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: The Romanian hacker who says he easily breached Hillary Clinton’s … Lazar was flown to the U.S. to face separate cyber-crime charges.

Before massive Bangladesh heist, New York Fed feared such cyber attacks

Over several years, New York Fed and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials discussed the risk of an attack made using the banking system’s …

Man charged with hacking, deleting files at Irvine-based consulting firm
OC Register

A former Garden Grove man pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to hacking to his former employer’s computer system and deleting files. Nikishna …

Nursery and baby store Kiddicare puts its hand up to data breach after attack on a test site

According to Cluley, Kiddicare only realised the data breach to a dataset used on a test site back in November 2015 happened after it was alerted by a …

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