Planned Parenthood Leak Exposes Patient Data

Philip BaderCybersecurity

A ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) last month led to the exposure of sensitive personal and health information for as many as 400,000 of the reproductive health provider’s patients. A company spokesperson said cybercriminals used the same ransomware that successfully forced the temporary closure of the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year. PPLA discovered in mid-November that someone … Read More

Airport Vendor Faces Lawsuit over Data Breach

Robert LilesCybersecurity

On any given day, airport terminals are filled with tourists ambling through corridors alongside busy business travelers; some people find themselves with ample time to kill, whereas others are in a full sprint to make tight connections. Even though the COVID pandemic heavily reduced air travel, millions of passengers still transited through US airports in the last year. Airports may … Read More

Patient Sues Hospital Over Data Breach

Philip BaderCybersecurity

A ransomware attack earlier this year against a Massachusetts hospital has led to a class action lawsuit that seeks unspecified damages on behalf of all patients affected by the attack. It’s yet another example of unanticipated consequences related to cyberattacks and follows news of a similar lawsuit filed in Ireland after a ransomware attack on Ireland’s National Health Executive led … Read More

Data Breach Effects Can Last for Years

Robert LilesCybersecurity

Most media consumers will see news of a data breach splash across the screen. Perhaps the item will scroll past on the news ticker, or the breach may be profound enough to warrant more in-depth coverage and become a feature story. In some cases, a single data breach may make headlines for a few days after being first reported. One … Read More

Real Estate Needs a Better Data Security Plan

Philip BaderCybersecurity

The retail and commercial real estate sectors generate trillions of dollars in market value each year and account for hundreds of thousands of jobs. But despite its considerable assets and impact on the global economy, the industry gets far less attention as a potential target for cyber criminals or in discussions about enhanced data security practices than others do. Real … Read More