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Privacy Monday - August 5, 2013

Privacy bytes, gaffes, and goofs for the first Monday in August --

New Hampshire Bank Victimized by Malware

Manchester, NH-based St. Mary's Bank, the oldest credit union in the United States, has begun notifying 115, 775 customers after malware was detected on several computers at the bank.  It was discovered that more than 23 workstations at the bank had been infected with the malware which was programmed to take screen shots and had been there since February 2013.

Read more:  NH Business Review

Dating Websites Under Investigation in the UK

Four of the UK's biggest online dating websites could be in breach of the Data Protection Act over how they handle users' personal details, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned. Cupid, eHarmony,, Global Personals and the industry trade body, the Association of British Introduction Agencies, have all received letters from the ICO voicing concerns following a recent survey it carried out.

Read more:   Computing UK


And finally for today -- an Interactive Infographic of the 300 Biggest Data Breaches

This ought to really make your Monday .....   a stunning infographic compiled by Information is Beautiful, showing 300 of the world's largest data breaches.   Click around:







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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.