Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. The FBI is now probing FDIC hacks allegedly carried out by the Chinese military Fox News From banks to ballot boxes (or rather, voter registration systems), occurrences of high security breaches have been on the rise. And now, the FBI is … Sources: Significant data breach of NH Department of Health and Human Services discovered WMUR Manchester Sources tell WMUR Political Director Josh McElveen that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is about to announce a … Teen hacker claims breach of Russian Visa Center’s systems Fox News “I did it to let them understand the consequence of a databreach,” he said, “I have contacted them about this, to let them know what could happen … US accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms for insider trading CNBC US accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms for insider trading … in conspiracies…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Revealed Yahoo Hack Considered Largest Data Breach in History KHON2 (CNNMoney) – The most recently revealed Yahoo hack is considered the largest data breach in history, and the saga just got worse. In 2013, more … Nearly 20000 Social Security Numbers Released By Forsyth County According to the letter, a portion of the county’s property tax digest that included “the social security numbers of some county property owners” was … Data Breach at East Valley Community Health Center Affected Patient Information Inland Valley Daily Bulletin The breach occurred in October, according to a news release from the East Valley Community Health Center, which operates clinics in West Covina, … Ashley Madison Settles Data Security and Deception Charges The National Law Review The FTC announced today that it has reached a settlement with the operators of (Ashley Madison) for alleged data security … Evernote…       Read More

Written by: Don Benson, Esq. On December 7, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that a Hospital did not violate the Americans With Disabilities Act when it refused to allow a disabled employee to transfer to another, open position when the Hospital had better qualified candidates. EEOC v. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Inc. The ADA protected employee had to compete with other qualified candidates. The ADA’s duty to reasonably accommodate her request to transfer meant that an employer must allow a disabled person to compete equally with the rest of the workers for a vacant position. The ADA does not require reassignment without competition for, or preferential treatment of, the disabled. A nurse at the hospital developed stenosis and hip problems that required the use of a cane. Because she worked in the psychiatric section of the hospital, she was no longer qualified for her job because there was…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Exclusive: SWIFT Confirms New Cyber Thefts, Hacking Tactics Reuters The attacks and new hacking tactics underscore the continuing vulnerability of the SWIFT messaging network, which handles trillions of dollars in fund … TalkTalk Data Breach: Boy, 17, Given Rehabilitation Order BCC News A teenager who admitted seven hacking offenses connected to the TalkTalk data breach has been given a rehabilitation order and had his iPhone … KFC’s Colonel’s Club Card Scheme Hacked, 1.2million Members ImpactedHack Read The company has confirmed that the data breach has occurred and its Colonel’s Club card loyalty scheme is the key target of a data breach. The data … Quest Data Breach Exposes Private Health Information of 34000 Patients Los Angeles Times Quest Diagnostics Inc., a lab services company, is investigating an online data breach that exposed the test results and other personal information of … Uber Lawsuit Alleges Startup…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. More than 1M Google Android accounts hacked in massive data breach ABC2 News More than one million Google users had their accounts breached by … An infected app gets installed and then sends data from the device to the … Report: Healthcare organizations will be targeted most for data breaches in 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review Experian’s Data Breach Industry Forecast report outlines the top five data breach trends predicted for 2017. Experian, a global services group, has … North Korea ‘hacks South’s military cyber command’ BCC News South Korea’s military cyber command, set up to guard against hacking, appears to have been breached by North Korea, the military has said. Ransomware blamed for cyber attack which forced hospitals to cancel operations and shut down … ZD Net “Our teams took immediate action upon detection of the attack, minimizing its impact. The Trust took the decision…       Read More

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. So, you have a restraint chair policy. Quite often, our healthcare policies are two-fold, one part governing law enforcement initiated restraints, the other dictating a different set of rules for the medically initiated restraint situations. This quick blog raises the question of why ever it is that today there would be a difference in the rounding requirements for these two scenarios. Institutional policies vary across the county, with greater medical supervision required on the medically imposed chair-restrained inmate than that of the case of law enforcement initiated restraint. After initial medical review, here the differences can be between making 15 minute rounds (medical) and every-hour rounds (law enforcement). But, why? This may have made sense in the 70’s because there was little discussion about why it is inmates every so often (not to overstate the case) die in restraint chairs. But, today we should…       Read More

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. An Atlanta court has dismissed a shareholder derivative suit against Home Depot’s CEO and Board Chairman, Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, and several members of the Board of Directors, arising from the 2014 breach which affected the credit card data of 56 million customers. The suit by Home Depot shareholders alleged that the data breach was foreseeable, and the defendants did not do enough to secure the credit card information of its customers, despite knowledge that their data security was out of date. The court stated that even though the defendants “probably should have done more” to secure the data, this was not enough to show bad faith, or that the defendants violated their duty of loyalty to Home Depot. There were no false or misleading statements about the company’s data security in Home Depot’s proxy statements. Although the defendants won this case, it…       Read More