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NZ: Fear patient data may have been stolen from Auckland DHBs

Tom Pullar-Strecker reports: A data breach may have occurred at the organisation that provides health IT services to more than a third of the country, amid growing indications of a serious cyber-security incident. A spokeswoman for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it was notified by Counties Manukau DHB of a possible data...

Connecticut Enacts Safe Harbor From Punitive Damages In Data Breach Cases

Jason Gavejian and Joseph Lazzarotti of JacksonLewis write: Effective October 1, 2021, Connecticut becomes the third state with a data breach litigation “safe harbor” law (Public Act No. 21-119), joining Utah and Ohio. In short, the Connecticut law prohibits courts in the state from assessing punitive damages in data breach litigation against a covered...

AIG unit must defend Texas retailer Landry’s in data breach case

Judy Greenwald reports: A federal appeals court reversed a lower court Wednesday and ruled an American International Group Inc. unit is obligated to defend a retailer in connection with a data breach. Houston-based Landry’s Inc., which operates retail properties including restaurants, hotels and casinos, discovered a data breach that occurred between May 2014 and...

Fraud Family phishing-as-a-service disrupted in the Netherlands

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Police officers arrested a 24-year-old man from the city of Arnhem and a 15-year-old boy from the town of Loenen aan de Vecht. Investigators said the former developed the phishing kits, while the latter had been responsible for selling access to the tools developed by his partner. Police also searched the...

California Breach Regulations Applicable to Health Care Facilities Align “Breach” Definition with HIPAA, Expand Reporting Obligations, and Clarify Penalty Structure

Jennifer Hennessy, Chloe Talbert, and Jennifer Urban of Foley Lardner write: California clinics, health facilities, home health agencies, and licensed hospices required to report breaches to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) under California’s Health and Safety Code Section 1280.15 (Section 1280.15) are now subject to a new set of regulations. Section 1280.15, which has been...

Gun owners’ fears after firearms dealer data breach

Holly Clemens & Chris Vallance report: Thousands of names and addresses belonging to UK customers of a leading website for buying and selling shotguns and rifles have been published to the dark web following a “security breach”. Guntrader.uk told the BBC it learned of the breach on Monday and had notified the Information Commissioner’s...

Za: Transnet reports disruption on its IT network, employees told to shut down

Transnet SOC Ltd is a large South African rail, port and pipeline company.  Today, they tweeted that they were experiencing a disruption: Transnet experiencing disruption on its IT network pic.twitter.com/bGwGweySL0 — Transnet SOC Ltd (@follow_transnet) July 22, 2021 Transnet experiencing disruption on its IT network Transnet Ltd SOC (“Transnet”) is...