Data Breach Suit Targets Consultant

May 10, 2022 | National Association of Plan Advisors

A consulting firm’s data breach has triggered a second class action lawsuit by an affected participant on behalf of a class of some 2,500,000 individuals.

Illinois Gastroenterology Group Data Breach Impacts 228K

May 10, 2022 | Health IT Security

Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) suffered a data security incident that potentially impacted 227,943 individuals. IGG discovered unusual network activity on October 22, 2021. On November 18, IGG determined that an unauthorized actor had gained access to its systems and that “information contained in those systems may have been viewed or taken.”

Conti Ransomware Attack Spurs State of Emergency in Costa Rica

May 10, 2022 | Threatpost

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves declared a state of national cybersecurity emergency over the weekend following a financially motivated Conti ransomware attack against his administration that has hamstrung the government and economy of the Latin American nation.

Connecticut Passes Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

May 9, 2022 | HIPAA Journal

Connecticut has joined California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia in passing a comprehensive new data privacy law that establishes responsibilities for businesses that collect and process the personal data of state residents and gives consumers new rights. The Connecticut Data Privacy Act (Senate Bill 6) was passed 35-0 by the Senate and 144-5 in the House of Representatives and awaits the signature of the state Governor, Ned Lamont. The new privacy law comes into effect on July 1, 2023.

Google, Microsoft, Apple Move One-Step Toward Passwordless

May 6, 2022 | SDxCentral

On World Password Day, Apple, Google, and Microsoft teamed up to expand support for a passwordless sign-in standard built by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The parties and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) called this move a “milestone” on the passwordless journey.

Salusive Health Shuts Doors, Provides Data Breach Notification

May 5, 2022 | Health IT Security

Salusive Health, also known as myNurse, posted a notice on its website on April 29 informing patients of a data security incident involving patient information. In the breach notification letter provided to the California Attorney General’s Office, Salusive Health also announced that it would cease clinical operations permanently on May 31.

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