Tainted Thumb Drives at the G20 Summit; Pocketed Medical Records in Atlanta


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Russians hand G20 delegates tainted thumb drives as freebies

At last month’s summit, heads of state and staff received USB sticks capable of downloading sensitive data from laptops.

Children’s healthcare exec stole kids’ medical records

The now-fired corporate audit advisor allegedly pilfered the hospital’s proprietary data and children’s patient health information.

Hacktivist censures Singapore newspaper over crackdown on freedom of speech

The individual, self-dubbed “the Messiah,” defaced the Straits Times for deceiving citizens about forthcoming Internet licensing rules that critics describe as state censorship.

After breach at customer loyalty service, deal winners might lose money

Clients of Super Valu, Axa and Stena Line who booked getaways through the retailers’ loyalty program during the past three months could have had their credit and debit cards compromised.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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