Exposure

Trump-loving Republicans snatch up “magacoins” — and quickly fall victim to data breach

Travis Gettys reports: More than 1,000 people — including Republican leaders and conservative media personalities — have already signed up for the pro-Donald Trump cryptocurrency magacoin. Poor security on a website associated with the cryptocurrency exposed users’ personal information, including passwords and IP addresses, and revealed that the vast majority of the magacoin produced...

Ca: Revelstoke Mountaineer white-hat notification of data security issues causes City of Revelstoke to disable emergency notification system

Aaron Orlando reports: The City of Revelstoke has disabled its emergency notification system after revelstokemountaineer.com notified the city of data security issues with the system. The city’s opt-in emergency alert system sends emails or text messages to subscribers. The system notifies subscribers on a range of city communications, including emergency communications. Read more on...

NZ: Whanganui DHB apologizes after vaccine privacy breach

Mike Tweed reports: Whanganui District Health Board has apologised for a privacy breach that accidentally disclosed the email addresses of about 200 people. The health board has been inviting people in Group 3 for their Covid-19 vaccine via text, letter and email, but last week an email was sent without the use of the...

Norwegian DPA: Moss Municipal Council fined

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has imposed a EUR 50,000 (NOK 500,000) fine on Moss Municipal Council for failing to adequately protect personal data. The error has been corrected and the case closed. In connection with the amalgamation of the municipalities of Rygge and Moss in January 2020, efforts were made to combine the...