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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 5 – 11 February 2024

IT Governance

Compromised data includes policyholders’ and their families’ civil status, dates of birth and social security numbers, as well as the name of their health insurer and information relating to their contracts. Data breached: >33,000,000 people’s data. Compromised information varies from person to person.

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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 12 – 18 February 2024

IT Governance

In January 2024, it identified more potential victims, and has now written to inform them that their personal data may have been compromised in the incident. Data breached: 2,632,275 people’s data. 204 of them are known to have had data exfiltrated, exposed or otherwise breached.

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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 1 – 7 January 2024

IT Governance

million people was compromised, including names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, taxpayer identification numbers, medical information, health insurance information, and billing and claims information. Data breached: 4,452,782 records. 79 of them are known to have had data exfiltrated, exposed or otherwise breached.

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6,009,014 MovieBoxPro Accounts Breached in Another Data Scraping Incident

IT Governance

A further 381,000 New York City public school students affected by 2022 data breach In January 2022 , personal data from around 820,000 New York City public school students, both current and former, was breached. Data breached: 1,201,000 people’s data. Organisation(s) Sector Location Data breached?

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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 16–22 October 2023

IT Governance

Records breached: Unknown, but sensitive personal data was probably breached. BHI Energy Announces Data Breach Affecting Confidential Information of 91k Individuals Date of breach: 29 June 2023 (filed notice with the Attorney General of Maine on 18 October 2023). It’s unclear whether personal data has been breached.

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Multinational ICICI Bank leaks passports and credit card numbers

Security Affairs

If malicious actors accessed the exposed data, the company could have faced devastating consequences and put their clients at risk, as financial services are the main target for cybercriminals. ICICI Bank’s response Threat to financial accounts Finance and insurance are one of the most targeted industries by cybercriminals.

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62% of organisations unaware of the GDPR

IT Governance

The finance and insurance (79%), information or communications (67%) and education (52%) sectors have the highest awareness of the GDPR. The finance and insurance sector is also the most likely to have put in place measures to comply with the GDPR, with 54% having done so.

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