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United States Privacy Digest | Planned Parenthood LA, tech manufacturer breached Related reading: Global News Roundup: Aug. 9-15, 2022



  • A data breach exposed records of 400,000 Planned Parenthood Los Angeles patients online, CNET reports. An unauthorized individual accessed the organization’s network between Oct. 9 and 17, installing malware and obtaining data including names, birthdates, addresses, insurance identification numbers and clinical data.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice arrested former developer Nickolas Sharp for allegedly stealing “confidential files” from a New York-based technology company where he was employed and then demanding nearly $2 million for return of the compromised data, PCMag reports.
  • Technology manufacturer Panasonic said data on a file server was accessed during a Nov. 11 cyberattack, ZDNet reports. The company said it immediately reported the incident to authorities, “implemented security countermeasures,” and is investigating the leak on its own and through a third-party organization to determine if it “involved customers’ personal information and/or sensitive information related to social infrastructure.”
  • Ohio-based DNA Diagnostics Center reported the personal data of more than 2.1 million individuals was exposed in an “external hacking” incident, GovInfoSecurity reports. Exposed data includes Social Security numbers and payment information.

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