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Another Click2Gov data breach hits Indio, California

Residents of Indio, California, who pay their water bills online became the latest group of people whose personal identifying information was potentially exposed thanks to a vulnerability in Click2Gov, an municipal bill-payment program that has been connected to more than a dozen data breaches in small and midsize cities across the country since July 2017, the website reports.

$400K settlement reached in Capital Health patient privacy breach

An estimated 105 people had their personal health information improperly accessed between 2005 and 2011, The BBC reports.

Former execs accused of sabotaging S.A. foundation that helps Green Berets

A San Antonio-based foundation has sued its former executive director and finance officer, saying the two hijacked critical passwords and computer accounts to make it impossible for the group to do its work helping Green Berets and their families, the website reports.

US charges Chinese spy over aviation secrets

The United States has charged a Chinese spy with trying to steal trade secrets from some of the country's top aviation and aerospace companies, the portal Voice of America reports.

Data breach names 1,661 people restrained by Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police has admitted accidentally publishing the personal details of 1,661 people who had to be restrained by its officers, the BBC reports.

Veeam server lapse leaks over 440 million email addresses

You know what isn’t a good look for a data management software company? A massive mismanagement of your own customer data.

Canadian retailer's servers storing 15 years of user data sold on Craigslist

A security researcher has found customer and employee data belonging to one of Canada's biggest PC hardware retailers on servers put up for sale on Craigslist. The data, believed to go back as far as 15 years, belongs to NCIX, a PC retailer that filed for bankruptcy and closed shop in December 2017

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach

Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when the UK’s prior privacy regime was in force — rather than the tough new data protection law, brought in via the EU’s GDPR, which allows for maximum penalties of as much as 4% of a company’s global turnover for the most serious data failures.

Boston hospitals cough up $1M for ‘Boston Trauma’ HIPAA violations

OCR reached HIPAA settlements with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for compromising patients’ PHI when they invited the “Boston Trauma” film crews on premises without first obtaining authorization from patients.

Former Lotte Duty Free executive indicted in South Korean court

The indictment filed by the seoul southern district prosecutors office accuses former Lotte executive S-Y Lee of violating the unfair competition prevention and trade secret protection act. The document states Lee resigned from Lotte when he thought he would be passed over for a promotion to company director. Prosecutors allege that he later met in Hong Kong with a top DFS executive, identified as Andrew Ford, and that he allegedly passed on confidential information about Lotte's plans for new businesses in 11 countries, including Guam.


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