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Former Ubiquiti employee charged with hacking and extorting company

Catalin Cimpanu reports: An Oregon man and a former employee of Ubiquiti Networks was arrested and charged today with hacking the company’s servers, stealing gigabytes of information, and then attempting to extort his employer for $2 million when Ubiquiti began investigating the breach. The suspect, arraigned in a courtroom earlier today, was identified as Nickolas...

NZ: OPC finds leading cause of privacy breaches is human error

Catherine Knowles reports: Human error is the leading cause of serious privacy breaches, according to a new report released today by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says, “We are seeing clear patterns emerging since mandatory reporting of serious privacy breaches came into effect with the Privacy Act 2020...

Huntington Hospital discloses insider criminal breach after law enforcement lifts delay on notice

Huntington Hospital in New York has disclosed an insider-wrongdoing incident that occurred between October 2018 and February 2019.  Although they determined in February, 2019 that  the now-former employee was engaging in unauthorized access to patient records, and suspended the employee (and eventually terminated the employment), they were asked to delay notification to those impacted...

Nz: ACC ‘has work to do’ to regain trust after privacy breach – Govt

The need for appropriate access controls to sensitive information is an issue everywhere. ACC is New Zealanders’ government-provided insurance coverage for many personal injury claims. As such, the employees have access to files with personal and often sensitive information. 1News reports: ACC “has work to do” to regain Kiwis’ trust that their private information...

NJ: Pinelands Regional School District Investigates Data Breach

Stephanie Faughnan reports: The Pinelands Regional School District acknowledged last week their investigation of a data breach that included information about personnel and students. In mid-March of this year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa McCooley received notification from the wife former board president Thomas “Tommy” Williams that her husband would be undergoing an emergency...

UNC Hospitals Notifies Patients that Former Employee Used Patient Information for Personal Gain

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UNC Hospitals announced that it has mailed letters to 719 patients whose information may be at risk for identity theft. On September 10, 2021, UNC Hospitals learned that one of its employees was using patient information for personal financial gain. The employee was responsible for handling payments from patients for services...