The UK has announced the first fine against a National Health Service unit for a breach in violation of the Data Protection Act. The Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales was fined Â£70,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for sending sensitive patient information to the wrong person.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest breaches, including a hacking incident in Iran affecting 3 million and an incident at Emory Healthcare involving 10 missing backup disks with information on 350,000.
A court has granted final approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit against University of Hawaii stemming from five data breaches over a three-year period that affected nearly 96,000 individuals.
To expose security flaws in Iran's banking system, one hacker took an extreme step: He stole details on 3 million debit accounts. One fraud expert warns that similar hacktivist attacks are likely worldwide.
What's the best strategy for communications after a data breach, like the one suffered by Global Payments Inc.? Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, discusses what to say in the weeks following a breach.