Following the hack, which divulged some users’ financial details, all customers of the telecoms group will be offered a free upgrade.
In its earnings report for the six months ended September 30, 2015, Experian posted a charge of $20 million stemming from its response to an October security breach that exposed the data of millions of T-Mobile customers.
According to the report, the “one-off costs” came from Experian’s response to the hack, which included notifying impacted individuals, offering them free credit monitoring services and informing the appropriate government agencies of the intrusion.
University of Cincinnati Medical Center can’t be sued after an employee leaked private medical records about a patient who had syphilis, a judge ruled Monday.
The patient, a woman in her early 20s, filed the lawsuit last year. A screen shot of the woman’s private medical records from the hospital was posted on the Facebook group, “Team No Hoes,” in September 2013. The records listed the woman’s diagnosis as “maternal syphilis.” She was pregnant at the time.
The Australian Privacy Foundation has accused the Senate of being “dangerously naive” in thinking that opt-out e-health records could be secured against breaches of privacy.
Bernard Robertson-Dunn, a member of the Privacy Foundation who has also constructed IT systems for several government departments, said it is “patently absurd” for the Senate inquiry committee to think that Australian laws will do anything to deter criminals and cyber attacks from overseas.