H&M’s data leak in Germany “in legal examination”

Angela Gonzalez-Rodriguez reports: New York – Fashion retailer H&M (HMb.ST) said on Saturday that data security breaches found at its German unit were unacceptable and it was cooperating with the local data protection supervisory authority in its investigation into the matter. In October last year, the ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung‘ reported that personal data...

Royal Yachting Association Resets Passwords After Breach

Phil Muncaster reports: The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is forcing a password reset for all online users after warning some that their data may have been compromised by a third party. The UK’s national body for all things nautical appears to have moved quickly in response to the discovery. Read more on InfoSecurity.

Augusta man accused of computer hacking granted bond

Sandy Hodson reported this on January 21st: An Augusta man accused of selling personal identity information on the dark web that he allegedly stole from employers was arrested Friday. The investigation also uncovered the sale of personal identity information gathered from TaxSlayer, where Britt was working until his arrest. He is on unpaid...

Beaumont investigating security breach of 1,200 patient files

Sarah Rahal reports: Beaumont Health officials are investigating a security breach by a former employee who accessed patient information, hospital officials said Saturday. Beaumont notified 1,182 individuals about the incident on Friday saying a now-former employee had unauthorized access of patient information. The employee, who was terminated, is suspected of disclosing information to an individual...