Personal information of 144,000 Canadians mishandled by federal bureaucracies

Sam McGriskin reports: The personal information of 144,000 Canadians has been mishandled by federal departments and agencies over the last two years according to the House of Commons figures. CBC News reported that the Privacy Commissioner’s office noted that they saw “strong indications of systemic under-reporting.” Many people who were affected by the privacy breaches...

Russian hacker known as ‘Aqua’ targeted western Pa. school district

Rick Earle reports: An international hacking scheme started and ended in western Pennsylvania. It was one of the largest and most sophisticated hacking schemes ever devised, and a local school district ended up in the middle of the investigation. Target 11′s Rick Earle discovered that the thieves tried to make off with $990,000 from the...

Relation Insurance Discloses Data Security Incident

The following is part of Relation Insurance’s disclosure notice, published February 13 on their site: What Happened?  Relation Insurance Inc. (“Relation”) provides insurance brokerage services working with certain insurance providers, and we are issuing notice of a recent event that may impact the privacy of certain personal information.  To date, Relation has not received...

PA: Rutter’s data breach impacted at least 70 Pennsylvania stores

Tom Nguyen reports: Rutter’s released a statement on their website Thursday saying numerous locations were victim to a data breach that allowed a third-party access to customers’ credit cards from Oct. 1, 2018 until May 29, 2019. At least 70 locations in Pennsylvania were compromised, one in West Virginia. You can find them here. Read more on...

Russian court fines Facebook $63,000 over data law breach – RIA

Reuters reports: A Russian court fined social media company Facebook 4 million roubles ($62,922) on Thursday for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported. The Tagansky District Court in Moscow fined Facebook for its refusal to put its server holding data about Russian citizens on Russian territory,...