Mar 152019
 

P. H. Madore reports: Boston public defenders suffered a ransomware attack some weeks back but have chosen not to send the bitcoin demanded by the attacker. Instead, they decided to use back-ups to restore services. The Committee oversees public defenders in Boston. According to the Boston Globe, that decision has meant a “weekslong slowdown” that […]

Mar 152019
 

Felicia Choo reports: The personal information of more than 800,000 people who have donated or tried to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was improperly put online by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor for more than two months, but access to the database was cut off soon after the discovery. Disclosing this in a […]

Mar 152019
 

David Krebs and Jacey Safnuk of Miller Thomson LLP write: … Data breach reporting obligations in Saskatchewan are influenced by a total of four relevant pieces of legislation, covering both public and private sectors. These laws will not all apply to every potential breach, of course, but it is crucial for organizations to understand that more […]

Mar 152019
 

Zeljka Zorz reports: Chinese e-commerce giant Gearbest has exposed information and orders of millions of its customers through an unsecured Elasticsearch server, security researcher Noam Rotem and his team have found. According to Rotem, the server was not protected with a password and anyone could access it and search the data. Also, despite assurances from […]