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On the notification warpath, Friday edition

In 2006, I started advocating that there needs to be a law or regulation that requires businesses to have a method to receive notifications of security alerts. A number of people I respect offered explanations as to why that wasn’t a great idea. But 13 years later, I’m more convinced than ever that we...

Louisiana Community College System Hit with Ransomware

Mark Ballard reports: Going into commencement, Baton Rouge Community College computers were hit with ransomware. The Louisiana State Police have been called in and the computer servers have been shut down, Kizzy Payton, BRCC’s spokeswoman said Wednesday. Tech personnel were unsure if BRCC’s computers had been hacked as the state’s system was last...

UK: 700,000 Hospital Letters Go Missing Since 2011

Spring Hill Insider reports: Thousands of patients may have suffered delays to treatment after it was revealed that the NHS failed to deliver more than half a million sensitive documents to GPs. Test results from biopsies and patient treatment plans were among the thousands of official records that went missing between 2011 and 2016....

City of Hamilton warns data breach may compromise residents’ personal information

Don Mitchell reports: The City of Hamilton is alerting residents of a “potential privacy breach” in which water-related billing data may have been accessed by third-party vendors. In a release on Wednesday afternoon, the city said it’s water-related services, including meter reading, billing, payment, collections, and customer care services which are managed by Alectra...