Data Protection Weekly

Compiled By: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Suspected Chinese hackers target minorities, Russian gov’t 
The Hill

A hacking group dubbed “Scarlet Mimic” with potential links to the Chinese … “Scarlet Mimic is likely a well-funded and skillfully resourced cyber

FBI looks into cyber attack:TRMC NETWORK BACK UP
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

Titus Regional experienced a malware cyber attack discovered Friday, Jan. 15 in the form of a ransomware virus. Titus Regional Medical Center Chief …

Malware in the Hospital 
Slate Magazine

One big cybersecurity risk to hospitals is more mundane than hackers: It’s malware. … The fetal heart monitors kept rebooting, putting infant lives at risk. … Nor was the cyber bank heist in 2015 that Kaspersky Lab estimated at close to …

Cybersecurity report recommends test-hacking medical devices before and after release
KnowTechie (blog)

Test-hacking medical devices and systems before and after release is a … Cyber security reform must encompass the people in the organization, the …

Insurers Getting Smarter About Assessing Cyber Insurance Policy Risks
Dark Reading

But overall, this maturation could mean good things for cyber-insurance … for better ways to assess and quantify their insureds’ cyber risk posture.

Centene investigating possible data breach

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Centene Corporation is in the midst of searching for some missing computer hard drives. Those hard drives contain personal …

John Albers Introduces Bill Requiring Data Breach Notifications

Senate Bill 276, the Georgia Personal Data Security Act, requires companies and organizations to notify consumers when a breach occurs that …

FBI Alerts UVA to Employee Information Data Breach

NBC 29 News

The University of Virginia is the victim of another data breach. According to a UVA statement, the personal information of approximately 1,400 UVA …

Hurley Medical Center Confirms ‘Cyber-Attack’ as Anonymous Hacking Group Threatens Action … 
The Epoch Times

A Flint, Michigan, hospital says it was the victim of a “cyber-attack,” just one day after the Anonymous hacking group threatened action over the city’s …

Senator Al Franken Censures Google on Student Data Privacy Practices 

A SENATOR’S IRE In a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai (remember that Larry and Sergei are now the supreme overlords of Alphabet), Sen.

Israeli official: Iran deal will unleash cyberattacks
The Hill

A senior Israeli military figure is predicting that cyberattacks will spike in 2016 because nation-state actors will have no incentive to “behave” in the …