Hackers Game Stocks, Target Hollywood Union and Pocket Medical Data


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:

Before Intruders Ransacked Sony Pictures, Some Hackers Went After Hollywood’s Biggest Union

ART Payroll, a company that handles residual payments for actors and others who belong to SAG-AFTRA, notified clients last week of a "data security incident that may affect the security of your personal information."

Payment Collection Service Snatched Customer Medical Data

PaymentsMD, an online tool that lets consumers pay their medical bills, neglected to inform patients it would try to collect and profit off detailed personal information from their pharmacies, medical labs and insurers.

Cyber Crooks Snatch Biotech Emails to Move Markets

Hackers have been targeting more than 100 organizations, largely publicly traded companies, to glean intelligence capable of jolting stock prices.

Canada’s Tax Agency Handed Reporters Details on Celebrities’ Finances and Donations

A spreadsheet describing the private lives of hundreds of Canadians — many of them rich and famous — was sent to CBC News by the Canada Revenue Agency in a major privacy breach.

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