Theft

Privacy breach reported by Manitoba Health

Charles Lefebvre reports: Manitoba Health says a privacy breach that happened earlier this week following a break-in at a facility compromised some people’s personal health information. According to a statement from the province, the break-in took place at the Manitoba Health Appeal Board office on Portage Avenue on Nov. 29, with the province noting...

California Appellate Court In Ruling of First Impression Affirms Denial of Class Certification in Data Breach Involving Confidential Medical Information

Kristin L. Bryan of Squire Patton Boggs writes about a lawsuit stemming from an insider wrongdoing situation first reported in 2018: Last month a California appellate court affirmed (for the first time among any state appellate courts to consider the issue) the lower court’s denial of class certification for claims brought under the Confidentiality...

FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Rebecca Beitsch and Harper Neidig report: The FBI executed a search warrant on former President Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, the ex-president said, lashing out at law enforcement for what he called “political persecution.” “My beautiful home Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group...

Health P.E.I. alerts public of privacy breach after laptop stolen

Shane Ross reports: More than 4,000 patients and 1,200 Health P.E.I. employees are being notified of a privacy breach after an employee’s laptop was stolen in April. In a news release issued Wednesday, Health P.E.I. said the stolen laptop was password protected and information technology staff took steps to secure the information as soon...

Ng: Robbers attack NPC office, steal birth certificates

Fikayo Olowolagba reports: The National Population Commission (NPC) Badagry office located at Town Hall near Topo Garage, in Lagos State has been attacked by robbers. A staff member of the commission, Mrs Funmilayo Bojrenu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry that vital documents belonging to NPC were stolen. Read more at...

Nl: Citizens’ data stolen from Eindhoven police cadet’s car

NL Times reports: Confidential personal information was recently stolen from a police cadet’s car in Eindhoven. The cop-in-training forgot to take her laptop bag and documents from her car when she parked in Eindhoven overnight. The next morning she found the window broken and her things gone, Omroep Brabant reports. The incident happened on...

Cops: ‘Ethical Hacker’ Was Anything But

John Johnson reports:  Police say a tech expert listed as a “certified ethical hacker” on LinkedIn fell a wee bit short in the ethics department while working with a senior citizen. The Clearwater Police Department says 27-year-old Aaron Daniel Motta robbed nearly $600,000 in cryptocurrency from a customer who hired Motta to set up...