Right now, hackers are ramping up their efforts against governmental institutions. When they succeed in their cyber attacks, the effects trickle down to the citizens of each state, country, and nation because it is also their personal information that gets caught in the crossfire. Consider it a firm reminder that nobody’s personal information is safe online. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and track where your digital identity may be exposed on HackNotice Personal for free HERE.

 

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GDPR what? European Parliament breach exposes data of 1000s of people

Data breaches in the European Union are subject to a law named the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While usually, you have firms that would comply with them seeing the power of the regulatory authorities and hefty fines, what happens when those that are the lawmakers get caught under the grasp of the act in itself? Let’s find out.

When protecting people’s data is part of the job, it’s tough to bounce back with public trust when Parliament itself gets hacked.

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Hackers Publish First 169 Trump ‘Dirty Laundry’ Emails After Being Branded Cyber-Terrorists

After the FBI classified ransomware threats to publish stolen data relating to President Trump as terrorism, the REvil cybercrime gang has pushed back by publishing the first batch of emails.

Tensions rise as these groups call each others’ bluffs and personal information gets weaponized.

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TxDOT Hacked in 2nd Attack on Texas Government Systems

Texas’ transportation agency has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent days.

The follow up attack can spell big trouble for any organization in the middle of an already-ongoing cyber attack.

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Data breach in new Illinois online unemployment system exposes private information

The Illinois Department of Employment Security “is aware there was a glitch” in a new system for processing unemployment claims for independent contractors and the self-employed that “made some private information publicly available for a short time, and worked to immediately remedy the situation,” Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh said in a statement. “A full investigation is underway to assess exactly what happened and how many people were impacted. Those who were impacted will be notified.”

Unemployment assistance programs are targets again in multiple states, putting all who apply in a tough(er) situation during the pandemic.

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An Arkansas unemployment system centered around the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down after a data breach of secure information.

The system data breach was caused by applicant who illegally accessed the system, according to Hutchinson.


 

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That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week! 

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