Phishing Attack on Ramsey County impacts 117,905 Individuals
Sep20

Phishing Attack on Ramsey County impacts 117,905 Individuals

Ramsey County has revealed that a phishing attack that took place in August 2018 impacted a great many more individuals than first thought. The victim count has been revised to 117,905 from 599. The original breach report stated the email accounts of 26 staff members were compromised in a phishing attack that took place around August 9, 2018. The attack was identified quickly and the affected accounts were locked down. The individuals...

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First HIPAA Violation Case Under 2019 Right of Access Initiative Settled by OCR
Sep16

First HIPAA Violation Case Under 2019 Right of Access Initiative Settled by OCR

Earlier in 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) revealed that one of the main focuses of HIPAA enforcement in 2019 would be HIPAA right of access failures, including untimely responses to access requests and overcharging for copies of medical data. The HIPAA right of access permits patients to obtain copies of their medical records on request. HIPAA-covered entities must honor those requests...

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Potential €5.45bn Penalty For Google in Relation for ‘Bypassing’ GDPR
Sep07

Potential €5.45bn Penalty For Google in Relation for ‘Bypassing’ GDPR

irish Internet browser Brave has presented new proof to the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland which, they claim, shows that Google has been try to bypass General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation in order to share the data of billions of browser users with advertising and marketing companies globally. Johnny Ryan, chief policy and industry relations officer at anti-ad-tracking browser Brave, says that he has...

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500,000 UK Digital Bank Account Under Threat in Possible Monzo GDPR Breach
Aug28

500,000 UK Digital Bank Account Under Threat in Possible Monzo GDPR Breach

After  a possible General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breach, digital banking group Monzo has alerted 500,000 of its customers to advise them to amend their personal identification number (PIN). Monzo discovered the data protection breach last Friday, August 2. It was noticed that 25% of their UK customers’ PINs were saved to encrypted log files inside the organization. For six months these log files could be viewed by Monzo...

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Kaspersky Lab Survey: No Cybersecurity Training for 32% of Healthcare Workers
Aug28

Kaspersky Lab Survey: No Cybersecurity Training for 32% of Healthcare Workers

There have been a minimum of 200 breaches of greater than 500 records reported since January and 2019 looks set to be another record-breaking 12 months for healthcare data breaches. The ongoing rise in data breaches lead to Kaspersky Lab completing a survey to ascertain more about the state of cybersecurity in healthcare. Kaspersky Lab has now released the second part of its report from the survey of 1,758 healthcare workers in the...

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