GDPR Services report 16 Private Data breaches
– WEEK 23, 2019 –
This is a curated list about last week’s latest news from by our GDPR Services. Be informed about the latest 16 Private Data breaches, identified and reported publicly during WEEK 23, 2019.
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- Quest Diagnostics says 11.9 million patients’ financial and medical information may have been exposed in data breach
- About 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients may have had their financial, medical and other personal information exposed in a data breach, the company said Monday. That 12 million people had their personal information exposed by a healthcare company should come as no surprise. For years now the healthcare industry has mishandled customer data, with large breaches happening in a regular cadence. Quest Diagnostics says 11.9 million patients’ financial and medical information may have been exposed in data breach
- ANU data breach stretching back 19 years detected
- A sophisticated operator accessed the ANU’s systems illegally in late 2018 but the breach was only detected two weeks ago, the university said in a statement. Based on student numbers over that time, as well as staff turnover, the university has estimated approximately 200,000 people were affected by the breach. “We believe there was unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal staff, student and visitor data extending back 19 years,” ANU vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt said. The Australian National University has been hit by a massive data hack, with unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal details dating back 19 years.
- Sock company Bombas fined over data breach
- New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced that Bombas LLC — whose ads call their products “the most comfortable socks in the history of feet” — will pay $65,000 in fines for waiting three years to tell 39,561 online customers that their credit and debit card data had been breached. Sock-maker Bombas has settled the most uncomfortable data-breach probe in the history of feet.
- Wall Street’s sheriff opens investigation of First American data exposure
- New York’s top financial watchdog, sometimes called “the sheriff of Wall Street,” has turned its attention to First American’s security incident that allegedly exposed millions of records to anyone with a web browser, as initially reported by cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs. New York regulator will probe the alleged exposure of more than 885 million documents
- Over 400,000 Opko Health Clients Impacted by AMCA Data Breach
- Medical tests and medication firm OPKO Health Inc present in over 30 countries says that one of its subsidiaries, BioReference Laboratories Inc, was notified by American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) of unauthorized activity on its web payment page. This new breach notification follows previous breach reports received by diagnostic services provider Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) from AMCA.
- Flipboard’s data breach exposes usernames, passwords
- The social news aggregator revealed unauthorized access of some of its databases, which contained some users’ private information. Flipboard’s data breach exposes usernames, passwords
- Jeff City schools data breach potentially affects ‘several thousand’
- A data breach by an employee of the Jefferson City Public Schools could affect thousands of current and former students and includes medical information and identification numbers, the district announced Wednesday. Jefferson City Public Schools says an employee who stole the computer data of thousands of current and former students is still employed by the district, although on ‘administrative leave.
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- Officials report data breach at Weare Police Department
- The Weare Police Department was the target of a cyberattack, town officials said Monday. The incident happened in March 2017, and a local cybersecurity firm said it warned town officials after finding data for sale on the dark web, a part of the World Wide Web that typically requires specific software to access. Officials report data breach at Weare Police Department
- LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers
- A day after Quest Diagnostics announced 12 million patients were affected by a data breach, another medical testing company says its patients’ data was also compromised. LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers
- Jewish dating app JCrush exposed user data and private messages
- A security lapse at JCrush, a dating app designed for the Jewish community, left a database open without a password, exposing sensitive user records and private messages to anyone who knew where to look. The site’s backend database had around 200,000 user records, according to security researchers.
- Hospital to Pay $250, 000 After Alleged False HITECH Claims
- A Kansas hospital has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle allegations that it falsely attested to conducting a security risk analysis as required under the HITECH Act electronic health records financial incentives program. The hospital had received at least $3 million in HITECH payments for its “meaningful use” of EHRs, federal regulators say.Whistleblowers Say Hospital Falsely Attested to Conducting Risk Analysis for EHR Incentive Program
- DATA BREACH IN WESTPAC BANK; NEARLY 100K USERS AFFECTED
- Personal data belonging to almost 100k clients of Australian banks are exposed due to a cyberattack against PayID, a real-time online payment platform from the Australian bank Westpac. According to web application security specialists, this attack allowed hackers to instantly transfer money between multiple banks using a mobile phone number and an email address. The attack, which affects the customers of Westpac and other Australian banks, has triggered alerts among the cybersecurity community, which believes that the compromised information could end up being used for various identity frauds.
- Security Systems Of Major Hotel Chains Exposed By Huge Data Breach
- Self-styled “hacktivist” researchers have this week revealed a truly huge data breach with implications for many major hotel chains around the globe. Rather than revealing financial or guest information, as is the norm for breaches involving the travel and hospitality industry, this time the data exposed was actually far more valuable: some 85.4GB of security audit logs. Security Systems Of Major Hotel Chains Exposed By Huge Data Breach and What Marriott Breach Hotel Guests Need To Do Right Now
- University of Chicago Medicine says some donor, patient information mistakenly exposed
- University of Chicago Medicine acknowledged the data exposure in a statement Monday after an independent security researcher notified it of the problem. That researcher, Bob Diachenko, posted information about the issue Monday on a cybersecurity news and consulting services website and on Twitter. The exposed information was part of a database that contained nearly 1.7 million records
- Citrix Sued For Not Securing Employee Info Before Data Breach
- A class action complaint was filed by an ex-employee of Citrix for damages suffered following the security breach which allowed hackers to access Citrix’s internal assets for roughly six months and to steal sensitive personal information of both current and former employees. Citrix Sued For Not Securing Employee Info Before Data Breach
- Australian National University hit by huge data breach
- The Australian National University is in damage control after discovering a major data breach a fortnight ago in which a “significant” amount of staff and student information was accessed by a “sophisticated operator”. Australian National University hit by huge data breach