Breach Incidents

IE: Liver patients exposed in data breach

John Burke reports: Patients at a Dublin-based company, which conducts liver scanning procedures, have been informed of a significant data breach affecting the company’s email system. RTÉ’s This Week programme has learned that the company, Liver Wellness, wrote to customers last month to say that the company’s email account had been hacked. The company...

AU: Drug rehab patients left exposed after fraudster hacks files

Deborah Cornwall reports: A major security breach at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services has left hundreds of past and current patients at risk, with many reporting their bank, tax and superannuation accounts, as well as highly confidential records, have been hacked. Adele House runs in-house drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in Werrington,...

TW: Online box office EZding liable for data theft and consequential damages

Arthur Shay of Shay and Partners writes: In September 2019 a landmark appeal court decision found an online information service provider liable for consequential damages of data theft. In April 2017 subscribers and users of one of Taiwan’s most popular box office websites, EZding, reported numerous data theft incidents. EZding rejected the complaints about...

Choice Cancer Care Treatment Center notifies patients of May data security incident

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Choice Cancer Care Treatment Center (“Choice Cancer Care”) operates cancer treatment centers in Texas where it offers individualized cancer treatment plans for patients. Choice Cancer Care is providing notice of an incident that may have involved the privacy of certain patient information in its care. While, to date, the investigation found no evidence of actual or attempted misuse...