Information security analytics

French watchdog fines Bouygues 250k euros for data breach
Reuters reports that the CNIL has fined the Parisian telecom, but they don’t provide any real details as to what happened, the website writes. Here’s a translation, via Google, of the CNIL’s press release:
Doctor's office fined 853K dollars for data breach
A Superior Court jury deliberated less than two hours before finding the Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology of Westport liable for the emotional suffering patient’s suffered when they released her records to a former boyfriend, The AP News reports. Emily Byrne already made new law in Connecticut regarding a patient’s right to keep their medical records private, now a jury has awarded her more than $850,000 in damages.
Hackers steal thousands of files from M&A giant Evercore
An "unknown" hacker appears to have inside info on a substantial portion of the global pipeline of upcoming M&A deals. Thousands of "sensitive documents" have been stolen by hackers in a cyber-attack on M&A and restructuring giant Evercore, The ZeroHedge reports with reference to The Times.
Municipal Organizations Suffer 30 percent More Leaks
According to InfoWatch's data, local municipal authorities and related organizations suffered 30% more data breaches YoY worldwide, with the share of intentional leaks having increased from 42% to 53%.
Chinese scientist stole 1B dollars in US trade secrets
Chinese scientist charged with stealing more than $1 billion in trade secrets from US Petroleum Company A Chinese national has been charged with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company, with the intention of benefiting a Chinese company that had offered him a new job, The Epoch Times reports.
US charges Chinese hackers in data theft
The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security, the portal CNet reports. These Chinese nationals, who the Department of Justice believes are working in association with the country's government as part of a hacking group called APT10, are accused of stealing information from at least 45 US tech companies and government agencies, including NASA, the Navy and the US Department of Energy.
Motorola alleges code copying by Hytera Communications
Motorola Solutions has filed a claim for copyright infringement against Hytera Communications Australia and China.This follows the patent infringement proceedings filled by Motorola Solutions in July 2017 in the Federal Court of Australia, the portal ARN reports. On 13 December, Motorola Solutions filed an application for leave to introduce the copyright infringement claim which was granted on 19 December.
Death penalty for alleged spying role
The disgraced deputy head of the state-owned firm developing China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier may face the death penalty over his alleged involvement in passing its secrets to foreign intelligence agents, The South China Morning Post reports.
Facebook faces potential 1.6bn fine over photo security glitch
  Facebook could face a fine of over $1.6bn (£1.3bn) after a glitch exposed the personal photos of almost 7 million users, The Telegraph reports. The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) said it had opened an inquiry into the security breach, which included images that users had never actually shared on the social network.
Taxpayer ID numbers for 120 million Brazilians exposed online
A misconfigured server exposed the taxpayer identification numbers, or Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPFs), for 120 million Brazilian nationals for an unknown period of time, The Bleeping Computer reports.
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