Mitsubishi Electric discloses data breach, media blame China-linked APT

Security Affairs

Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate information. Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate data. The breach was detected almost eight months ago, on June 28, 2019, with the delay being attributed to the increased complexity of the investigation caused by the attackers deleting activity logs. SecurityAffairs – data breach, hacking).

Maze ransomware operators claim to have breached LG Electronics

Security Affairs

Maze ransomware operators claims to have breached the South Korean multinational electronics company LG Electronics. Researchers at Cyble discovered a data leak of LG Electronics published by Maze ransomware operators. “As part of our regular darkweb monitoring, our researchers came across the data leak of LG Electronics been published by the Maze ransomware operators. SecurityAffairs – LG Electronics, Maze ransomware).

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How should you investigate a data breach?

IT Governance

Digital Guardian recently asked a group of cyber security experts what the most important step is following a data breach. This might seem counterproductive: with so much post-breach chaos, from isolating the incident and letting staff know what’s going on to getting back to work and notifying affected individuals, surely it’s a time to be looking forward, not backward. So how should you approach a data breach investigation?

Capital One data breach: hacker accessed details of 106M customers before its arrest

Security Affairs

– card issuer and financial corporation suffered a data breach that exposed personal information from more than 100 million credit applications. A hacker that goes online with the handle “erratic” breached the systems at Capital One and gained access to personal information from 106 million Capital One credit applications. Thompson (33) is suspected to be responsible for the data breach. SecurityAffairs – Capital One, Data breach).

First Multistate HIPAA Data Breach Lawsuit May Signal Increased State Interest in Data Security Enforcement

Data Matters

On December 3, 2018, twelve attorneys general (“AGs”) jointly filed a data breach lawsuit against Medical Informatics Engineering and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard LLC (collectively “the Company”), an electronic health records company, in federal district court in Indiana. The lawsuit concerns a May 2015 data breach in which hackers allegedly stole health information relating to 3.9 Cybersecurity Data Breaches Data Security Enforcement Health Privacy HIPAA

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2018 – 44,701,278 records leaked

IT Governance

Rather than posting the usual long list of data breaches and cyber attacks, I’ve decided to go down a new route. It’s been the usual mix of data breaches this month, with lots of mistakes being made and lots of ransoms being paid. New Hampshire law firm Weibrecht Law has released information about a data breach it suffered after an employee posted an unencrypted USB stick containing a “client file” via the USPS (US Postal Service).

Magecart cybercrime group stole customers’ credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer

Security Affairs

Magecart hackers have stolen customers’ credit card data from the computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. The Magecart cybercrime group is back, this time the hackers have stolen customers’ credit card data from the computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches has now victimized popular computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg.

What’s a Lawyer’s Duty When a Data Breach Occurs within the Law Firm: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

When I spoke at the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference last month, there was a question from the live stream audience about a lawyer’s duty to disclose a data breach within his or her law firm. I referenced the fact that all 50 states (plus DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) have security breach notification laws , but I was not aware of any specific guidelines or opinions relating to a lawyer’s duty regarding data breach notification.

First Ever Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit Targets Healthcare Provider: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Just as the number of data breaches continues to rise, the number of lawsuits over data breaches continues to rise as well. Chances are that your data has been hacked at some point from at least one company with which you do business. The lawsuit claims that the defendants failed to implement “basic industry-accepted data security measures,” leading to the breach. Electronic Discovery Privacy Security

Old Tech Spills Digital Dirt on Past Owners

Threatpost

Researcher buys old computers, flash drives, phones and hard drives and finds only two properly wiped devices out of 85 examined. Cryptography Privacy data breach data disposal data integrity data wiping hard drives insecure data leaky data old electronics personal identifiable information PII secure data

Uber’s Response to Data Breach? Pay the Hackers to Keep Quiet About It: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber last year. Conceal the breach for more than a year, and pay the hackers $100,000 to delete the data (sure they did) and keep quiet about the breach. No Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details or other data were taken, Uber said. How severely should Uber be punished for failing to disclose the breach? The post Uber’s Response to Data Breach?

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling on Common Law Duty to Protect Electronic Employee Data

Hunton Privacy

The case arose from a data breach in which criminals accessed UPMC’s computer systems and stole the personal and financial information of 62,000 current and former UPMC employees. This information included names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, tax forms and bank account data, all of which the employees were required to provide as a condition of employment.

An Early Recap of Privacy in 2020: A US Perspective

Data Matters

*This article was adapted from “Global Overview,” appearing in The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review (7th Ed. Even the European Data Protection Board conceded that data protection measures, like the EU General Data Protection Regulation, “do not hinder measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Department of Commerce to facilitate data flows to the United States. Moreover, where the requested data concerns a non-U.S.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2020 – 8.8 billion records breached

IT Governance

We have just seen 8,801,171,594 breached data records in one month. Indeed, it bears reminding relatively small breaches can often be the most damaging – such as an email gaffe this month in which the identities of 250 abuse survivors in Northern Ireland were exposed. Take a look at every data breach and cyber attack that we recorded in May in this blog. Outsourcing group Interserve is recovering after hackers steal employee data (100,000). Data breaches.

Data Breach Bills Clear Senate Judiciary Committee

Hunton Privacy

On September 22, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three separate bills that would establish a national data breach notification standard. Because the bills were approved on a party-line vote, and several other data breach bills currently are under consideration by other Senate committees, the prospects for these three bills in the full Senate are uncertain. Online Privacy Security Breach U.S.

Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

Krebs on Security

The email allowed the intruders to install malware on the victim’s PC and to compromise a second computer at the bank that had access to the STAR Network , a system run by financial industry giant First Data that the bank uses to handle debit card transactions for customers. That second computer had the ability to manage National Bank customer accounts and their use of ATMs and bank cards. The bank’s total reported loss from that breach was $1,833,984.

Fund Managers Targeted in Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Data Matters

This post summarizes the practical measures that may be adopted to protect your firm against cyberattacks and the keys to successful crisis management in the event that an unauthorized data breach occurs. For remote access to emails, trading systems and other electronic data containing confidential information, the authentication mechanism should utilize at least two of the following factors: what a person knows (e.g.,

Fund Managers Targeted in Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Data Matters

This post summarizes the practical measures that may be adopted to protect your firm against cyberattacks and the keys to successful crisis management in the event that an unauthorized data breach occurs. For remote access to emails, trading systems and other electronic data containing confidential information, the authentication mechanism should utilize at least two of the following factors: what a person knows (e.g.,

Cyber attacks hit Louisiana schools ahead of year’s beginning

Security Affairs

The AP press states that a fourth Louisiana school district is assessing damages caused by a cyberattack that its computer network. Three northern Louisiana school districts, Sabine, Morehouse and City of Monroe, suffered “severe, intentional cybersecurity breaches” last week that prompted Gov. The good news is that some districts, including West Baton Rouge Parish, have implemented precautionary measures such as backing up electronic records to mitigate the attacks.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 210 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Romanian duo convicted of fraud Scheme infecting 400,000 computers. Gnosticplayers round 5 – 65 Million+ fresh accounts from 6 security breaches available for sale. Gnosticplayers round 5 – 65 Million+ fresh accounts from 8 security breaches available for sale. Blue Cross of Idaho data breach, 5,600 customers affected. RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Google Android team found high severity flaw in Honeywell Android-based handheld computers. Amazon is investigating allegations that its staff is selling customer data. Magecart cybercrime group stole customers credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer. US State Department confirms data breach to unclassified email system. Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Intelligence Malware malware Newsletter Pierluigi Paganini Security Affairs

Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds common law duty for employers extends to protecting sensitive employee information

Data Protection Report

UPMC was filed by a group of employees of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center (“UPMC”), alleging a failure in data security resulted in a data breach and the theft of the personal and financial information of UPMC’s 62,000 employees. The lower courts further found that entities already have an incentive to protect against breaches, any improved system would not necessarily protect against a breach, and found that UPMC was a victim of crime itself.

FERC issues notice of proposed rulemaking to extend reporting requirements for cyberattacks targeting the energy sector

Data Protection Report

DHS’ webinar explained that the hackers obtained access to vendors providing computer services to electric utilities companies. The new rule expands the reporting requirement to include incidents that compromise, or attempt to compromise, a responsible entity’s Electronic Security Perimeter (ESP) or associated Electronic Access Control or Monitoring Systems (EACMS). Compliance and risk management cybercrime Data breach cyber attack data breach Energy FERC regulation

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Krebs on Security

A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States. VCPI) provides IT consulting, Internet access, data storage and security services to some 110 nursing homes and acute-care facilities in 45 states. All told, VCPI is responsible for maintaining approximately 80,000 computers and servers that assist those facilities.

Strategies to Protect your Records from Ransomware

The Texas Record

The virus is a malicious string of software known as ransomware because after the criminals take control of your data, they demand a monetary amount to release the records. Backup your information: Your data should be backed up in multiple locations, primarily in locations where it is not constantly connected to the computer or network. Create a plan to manage a data security breach: Designate an incident response team and outline a plan.

OPC reconsiders its approach to cross-border data transfers with the Equifax decision

Data Protection Report

In a significant recent decision, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) altered the regulatory landscape when moving personal information between affiliated companies and across Canada’s border for data processing or storage purposes. concerning the products offered, relying instead on referencing in the privacy policy and terms of use agreement with its customers the possibility of some data processing being done by its affiliate.

US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

The GAO also convened a number of expert meetings during the drafting process, bringing together experts from various disciplines, including computer science, security, privacy, law, economics, physics, and product development. The GAO identified four technological advancements that have contributed to the increase in IoT devices: Miniaturized, inexpensive electronics. Cloud computing. Cloud computing allows for increased computer processing. Data analytics.

What is data loss and how does it work?

IT Governance

Data loss refers to the destruction of sensitive information. It’s a specific type of data breach, falling into the ‘availability’ category of data security (the other two categories being ‘confidentiality’ and ‘integrity’). What causes data loss? Computer viruses.

Fired IT Guy Deleted 23 of His Ex-Employer’s AWS Servers: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

When it comes to data breaches and other cybersecurity threats, many people discuss the threats from outside hackers. Needham pleaded not guilty to two charges of the Computer Misuse Act – one count of unauthorized access to computer material and one count of unauthorized modification of computer material – but was convicted in January 2019. Next, he began deleting Voova’s AWS servers – 23 servers of data in all, which related to clients of the company.

Whee! What a Great Event at the Second Annual WiE Legal Technology Showcase and Conference: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

The keynote address ( The Future Practice of Law: AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing ) was presented by Shawnna Hoffman, Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice, IBM from 10:00am-11:00am. I took a picture of the room during Shawnna’s keynote address here: Shawnna did a good job of discussing several aspects of AI, blockchain and quantum computing and related them to eDiscovery and legal technology. Electronic Discovery Industry Trends

If You’re a Cloud Provider or Consumer, Consider These Guidelines on How to Conduct Yourself in Europe: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

While we were preparing to eat turkey and stuff ourselves with various goodies last week, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) provided an important guideline for compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Companies worldwide are struggling to keep pace with shifting regulations affecting personal data protection. With the introduction of GDPR, data protection compliance becomes increasingly risk-based.

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Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Some criminal hackers want data, whereas others want a ransom fee to be paid. Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that demands a ransom fee be paid after the software is installed on a computer system. This type of malware is very common and was the cause of the NHS data breach earlier this year. This is done via electronic communication, most commonly by email.

French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Agenda for 2012

Hunton Privacy

On April 19, 2012, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) issued a press release detailing its enforcement agenda for 2012. Scrutiny will focus on the data collection practices of both mobile operators and mobile application providers. The storage of health records using cloud computing solutions will be of particular interest.

Law enforcement agencies dismantled Infinity Black hacker group

Security Affairs

Data amassed by the hackers were obtained from third-party data breaches, they were offered on several hacking forums. The agents seized electronic equipment, external hard drives and hardware cryptocurrency wallets, all worth around €100 000. The group focused on online services running loyalty programs with the intent to compromise the accounts and exchange the loyalty points from each account for expensive electronic devices.

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Why Shred?

Archive Document Data Storage

As well as a financial hit resulting from a data breach, your business’ reputation would also be damaged beyond repair in the eyes of your clients and stakeholders. It is more important than ever to ensure that your unwanted or duplicate data (both paper and electronic) is securely destroyed. To protect your business from a data breach, you must protect any data or media related to both clients and employees. Medical data. Personal data.

Regulating Privacy Across Borders in the Digital Age

Hunton Privacy

A panel of senior officials and private sector experts provided insights on emerging cross-border data privacy and security issues. The high-profile speakers explored various privacy issues that have raised regulatory concerns around the world, including issues on behavioral advertising, cloud computing and data breaches. In addition, they further discussed the revisions proposed in the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications.

OCR Enters into Record Settlement with Anthem

Hunton Privacy

Anthem”) following Anthem’s 2015 data breach. That breach, affecting approximately 79 million individuals, was the largest breach of protected health information (“PHI”) in history. In March 2015, Anthem submitted a breach report to OCR detailing the cyberattack, indicating that it began after at least one employee responded to a spear phishing email. Enforcement Health Privacy Information Security Security Breach U.S. Recently, the U.S.

Summary – “Industry in One: Financial Services”

ARMA International

Generally, those regulations cover data privacy and information security, and include limitations on data retention and requirements for data disposition. By implementing ongoing defensible disposition processes, RIM professionals can minimize the amount of sensitive information being exposed in data breaches and thereby reduce the financial and reputational damages to their firms. to enable the most control over the data.

Weekly podcast: Yahoo hacker sentenced, acoustic DoS attack and GDPR compliance fails

IT Governance

This week, we discuss the sentencing of one of the perpetrators of the 2013 Yahoo breach, a new type of denial-of-service attack that can crash computers just using sound and how not to email your customers. Twenty-three-year-old Karim Baratov, the hacker-for-hire who helped perpetrate the 2014 Yahoo data breach , was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment this week, and ordered to pay restitution to his victims and a fine encompassing his remaining assets. (To

Weekly podcast: NHS upgrade, $242m Equifax loss and prison hacker jailed

IT Governance

This week, we discuss a new deal between the NHS and Microsoft, the financial cost of Equifax’s massive data breach, and a jail sentence for a hacker who altered prison records. Equifax’s huge data breach, which compromised the personal data of 147.9 Unsurprisingly, Equifax plans to spend heavily on IT and data security in the coming months.