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.