May 202018
 

Tom Diacono reports: Journalist-blogger Manuel Delia has warned his blog is being targeted by Ukrainian hackers in what he described as one of the most vicious cyber-attacks in Maltese history. “The storm has been raging for most of this week and every effort of the technical team to counter the attack is met by a […]

May 192018
 

Kelly Sheridan reports: A dataset containing more than 200 million lines of Japanese personally identifiable information (PII) has been found on the Chinese underground market, researchers report. It’s believed the data is authentic and was exfiltrated from multiple Japanese website databases. Experts at FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence first noticed the actor advertising the dataset in December […]

May 192018
 

Benjamin Blanchet reports: Thousands of UB community members’ account information have been hacked. On Friday, UB confirmed that J. Brice Bible, vice president and chief information officer, is investigating and responding to a breach of 2,690 UBITName accounts. The breach affects 1,800 student accounts, 862 alumni accounts and 28 faculty and staff accounts, according to […]

May 192018
 

Edward J. McAndrew of Ballard Spahr LLP writes: South Carolina has become the first state to enact a version of the Insurance Data Security Model Law, which was drafted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2017. Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act into law on May 14, 2018. The Act […]

May 192018
 
Hospital staff disciplined after Ed Sheeran data breach

Wil Crisp reports: One member of hospital staff has been sacked and another has been given a written warning for accessing Ed Sheeran’s personal details without authorisation, it has emerged. The singer was admitted to Ipswich Hospital on October 16 last year. Ipswich hospital said both staff members “accessed patient information without legitimate or clinical […]