13 Jan 2022

Clinical Review Vendor Reports Data Breach

The Medical Review Institute of America (MRIoA) has suffered from a cyberattack that may have exposed the personal data of over 134,000 individuals. The institute is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The cyber incident was reportedly discovered on November 9, 2021 after unauthorized access was detected. According to MRIoA,

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12 Jan 2022

Europol Ordered to Delete Vast Trove of Personal Information

Europol has been instructed to delete a massive data trove of information on individuals who have no links to criminal activity after previously failing to comply with regulations. Europol was ordered to delete the data by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on January 3 after an inquiry was opened

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10 Jan 2022

US Issues Warning Over Commercial Spyware

The US government has issued a new warning regarding possible targets of commercial spyware. The entity also provided guidance on how individuals can protect themselves from unwarranted surveillance. In the announcement, the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) stated that governments across the world are using commercial surveillance software

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10 Jan 2022

Cyberattackers Hit Data of 80K Fertility Patients

Attackers were able to steal data pertaining to almost 80,000 patients of Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) after a data breach was detected on February 1 of last year. Although the fertility centers’ security measures were able to safeguard electronic medical records, the attackers were still able to access highly

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14 Dec 2021

Brazilian Ministry of Health hit by second cyberattack in less than a week

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has suffered from a second attack in less than a week. The attack compromised a slew of internal systems, including the platform that holds Covid-19 vaccination data called ConecteSUS. The ministry announced the second cyberattack just three days after the first one was reported. The department

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13 Dec 2021

Volvo Hit by Cyber-thieves

Yesterday, Volvo confirmed a cybersecurity breach in which an undisclosed amount of data was stolen. According to reports, the Swedish car manufacturer had research and development secrets stolen by an unknown third party during a cybersecurity incident. Therefore, the quantity of data stolen in the incident was small but its

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03 Dec 2021

Planned Parenthood Breach Opens Patients to Follow-On Attacks

Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles division has suffered from a cyberattack, resulting in data theft and patient data compromised. According to Planned Parenthood, attackers accessed information such as addresses, insurance information, dates of birth, and clinical information such as diagnosis, procedures, and prescription information. Data from roughly 400,000 patients was stolen,

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01 Dec 2021

Clearview AI to be Fined $22.6m for Breaching UK Data Protection Laws

US-based facial recognition company Clearview AI will likely be fined roughly $22.6 million for serious breaches of the UK’s data protection laws. The penalty was announced yesterday by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). ICO issued a provisional notice to Clearview that it must stop processing personal data taken from

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01 Dec 2021

DNA testing center admits to breach affecting SSNs, banking info of more than 2 million people

A DNA testing company called DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) has admitted to a data breach that leaked the personal information of more than two million people. The information exposed in the data leak includes Social Security Numbers and banking information. The company is currently in the process of notifying impacted

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29 Nov 2021

GoDaddy Breach Widens to Include Reseller Subsidiaries

GoDaddy has reported that a recent breach that was believed to have only affected consumers impacts reseller subsidiaries as well. Customers of several brands that resell GoDaddy Managed WordPress have also been caught up in the breach. The data breach saw millions of emails, passwords, and more information stolen by

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