Data Protection Weekly

Compiled By: Richard Sheinis, Esq.
Hospital Data Held for $3.6 Million Ransomware Payoff
TopTech News

The security solutions firm pointed to new malware variants emerging and the success of the “ransomware-as-a-service” business model as drivers for …

Ex-FBI official: IRS is a favorite hacking target

An automated attack on the IRS’ computer systems in January used stolen personal data to create fake logins through the agency’s Electronic Filing …

Social engineering is top hacking method, survey shows

Social engineering tops the list of the 10 most popular hacking methods, a security industry survey has shown. More than 70% of almost 500 IT …

Sextortion targets hundreds of women: Dunwoody predator to be sentenced

In August, a federal grand jury indicted Ford on nine counts of cyberstalking, seven counts of computer hacking and one count of wire fraud. He plead …

UK Police Arrest “16-Year-Old Computer Nerd” for Hacking CIA and FBI Email 
Gizmodo UK

Police acting on behalf of our transatlantic chums have arrested a “16-year-old computer nerd” for a string of hacks on bosses at key American security …

How a security researcher easily hacked a hospital and its medical devices
International Business Times UK

From car hacking to cyber-attacks against the energy sector, it has never been more important for manufacturers and IT teams to adopt a ‘security-first’ …

Credit card breach at Golden Nugget Biloxi affects Starbucks, pool bar and buffet customers
The Sun Herald

The investigation showed that the program was designed to search for data — cardholder name, card, number, expiration date and internal verification …

Oxford Schools Still Rebounding From Cyber Attack

OXFORD, MS ( WCBI) – Slow but steady is the best way to describe the Oxford School District’s effort to recover from a devastating cyber attack

Man Pleads Guilty To Huge Money Laundering In US By Computer Hacking 
RTT News

A Pakistani national has pleaded guilty to money laundering worth over $19 million on behalf of the perpetrators of a massive international computer …

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