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Seven months after learning of a breach, UCSD still has not notified HIV research participants whose privacy was breached

Brad Racino and Jill Castellano report on what sounds like either willful or negligent handling of highly sensitive information of research participants bu a non-profit participating in some university-funded research.  In either event, the university was notified of a breach in October and STILL hasn’t notified the research participants with HIV whose data was...

Turkish watchdog fines Facebook over data breach

The Daily Sabah reports: Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) issued a 1,650,000 Turkish lira ($270,000) administrative fine against social media platform Facebook over data breach and failure to report the issue to authorities. The watchdog launched a direct investigation against Facebook over Engineering Director Tomer Bar’s statement released on Dec. 14, 2018 over...

Lithuanian Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud For Theft Of Over $100 Million In Fraudulent Business Email Compromise Scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that Evaldas Rimasauskas pled guilty to a fraudulent business email compromise scheme that induced two U.S.-based Internet companies (the “Victim Companies”) to wire a total of over $100 million to bank accounts he controlled. The two companies were not named in the press...

Australian man arrested for selling one million passwords from popular streaming services

Alex Hernandez reports: A 21-year old Australian man has been arrested for allegedly selling Hulu, Spotify, and Netflix passwords online. The Australian man operated a website that generated passwords for popular streaming services including the aforementioned trio. It is being reported that the man made AU$300,000 (US$211,000) from his operation. The man was arrested...