For the second year in a row the provincial government’s salary disclosure includes names and salaries that shouldn’t have been released.
The list, which is often called the “sunshine list” reveals the names and salary information for anyone making more than $100,000.
Digital marketing and web provider Cyanweb Solutions lost nearly all customer data and backups after a “criminal hacking incident” that compromised one of its servers last week.
The three-staff, Perth-based company provides web design, hosting, online marketing and search engine optimisation for around 500 clients. The company did not have offsite backups in place.
According to an advisory posted on its website, “A professional hacking group attacked, infiltrated the server and destroyed all data, including all available backup data.
Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise, and so too is data breach litigation brought by plaintiffs who allege they were harmed by the unauthorized exposure of their personal information. Federal circuits across the United States are grappling with the issue of what satisfies the Article III standing requirement in data breach litigation, when often only a “risk of future harm” exists.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“the Fourth Circuit”) is the latest circuit court to weigh in on standing in data breach litigation. In Hutton v. National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the court held that the plaintiffs satisfied the Article III standing requirement by alleging hackers stole and misused their personally identifiable information (PII), even though no financial loss was incurred.
“Our investigation thoroughly reviewed all aspects of the January 2017 ICA, which assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign to target our presidential election and to destabilize our democratic institutions,” said Vice Chairman Warner. “As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the ICA findings were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive and sophisticated, and its goals were to undermine public faith in the democratic process, to hurt Secretary Clinton and to help Donald Trump. While our investigation remains ongoing, we have to learn from 2016 and do more to protect ourselves from attacks in 2018 and beyond.”