Richard Sheinis, Esq.
FTC, Wyndham Hotels settle hacking case

The settlement comes three months after a U.S. appellate court ruled the FTC can sue Wyndham over computer system hacks in 2008 and 2009.

13M customers of a Mac scareware app exposed to potential data breach

Apparently, the company behind it can’t protect personal data belonging to its customers. Records for more than 13 million MacKeeper users have …

Congressman wants federal probe of Georgia data breach
Atlanta Journal Constitution

… appeared to be violations of federal privacy laws in how the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office handled the data accidentally disclosed in the breach.

Fired state employee responds in Georgia data breach
Atlanta Journal Constitution

A data disc containing sensitive voter information including more than 6 million Social Security numbers mailed out by the Georgia Secretary of State’s …

Man held in UK in VTech hacking probe
BBC News

The man has been held on suspicion of “unauthorised access” to a computer, said the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (Serocu) in a …

HIPAA Compliance, Data Breaches Are Top 2015 Stories

Moreover, learning from the healthcare data breaches of the past year will help organizations create stronger and more comprehensive data security …

NWPC notifies certain patients about insider data theft

We deeply regret that this crime has occurred and for any burden that this incident may cause. This breach of patient data is unacceptable, and we are…

Anonymous hackers’ group targets Donald Trump
CBS News

Hot on the heels of its campaign against ISIS, the shadowy hackers’ … In a computer-generated voice, he takes aim at Trump’s proposed ban on …

Ransom paid by police and law firms to hackers, says Calgary privacy expert

Ransom paid by police and law firms to hackers, says Calgary privacy expert … While she says backing up your computer is “essential,” it’s not always …

Price of wearable craze: Your health data hacked 

On the privacy side, personal data culled from all types of wearables – namely fitness trackers – are finding their way to employers, insurance …

Senate Judiciary delays data privacy bill
The Hill

The Senate Judiciary Committee has pushed consideration of a privacy … the right to take legal action in the U.S. if their personal data is misused.

Apple, Facebook at Odds With FBI Chief Comey Over Privacy
Fox Business

Encryption is the translation of data into a secret code which can only be … Tech companies and the FBI agree that privacy on the internet is of the …

Connecticut attorney general investigates Middlesex Hospital data breach
Middletown Press

A release from hospital spokeswoman Peg Arico said the data breach did not include complete medical records or any Social Security numbers.

Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Computer Hacking and Sexual Extortion of … 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)

ATLANTA-Michael C. Ford, a former U.S. State Department employee, has pleaded guilty to perpetrating a widespread, international e-mail phishing, …

Elephant Bar data breach includes 8 Bay Area sites since August
San Jose Mercury News

DALLAS — The owner of the Elephant Bar restaurant chain says a potential data breach could affect customers in seven states who paid with credit or …

MCPS holds press conference for data breach  
NBC Montana

Missoula County Public Schools held a news conference to answer questions about a data breach that happened last Friday. The conference lasted …