Record GDPR Fine of $886 Million Imposed on Amazon

The Luxembourg Data Protection Authority – Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (CNPD) – has slapped Amazon.com with a €746 million ($886 million) financial penalty to resolve alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, which took effect on May 25, 2018, gave EU citizens new rights over their personal… Read More »

Star Refining & Express MRI Report Phishing Attacks

The Peachtree Corners, GA-based medical imaging center, Express MRI, has started notifying patients that some of their protected health information has been exposed in a historic data breach. Express MRI discovered on July 10, 2020 that an unauthorized individual had gained access to one of its email accounts and used that account to send unauthorized… Read More »

Harris County, TX: PHI of 26,000 Individuals Exposed Online

Harris County in Texas has discovered the personal and health information of thousands of individuals has been exposed online and was potentially accessed by unauthorized individuals. Under Harris County’s legally required reporting obligations, information is provided to the Harris County Justice Administration Department which includes System Person Numbers, which are unique identifiers that are assigned… Read More »

CISA Publishes List of the Most Commonly Exploited Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have issued a joint cybersecurity advisory about the most common vulnerabilities exploited by cyber actors in 2020, many of which are still being widely exploited in 2021. The… Read More »