Posted June 9, 2015
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- Federal regulators appear to be getting closer to conducting the next round of HIPAA compliance audits, so now is the time for covered entities and business associates to prepare for potential enforcement scrutiny. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently began sending screening surveys to covered entities and business associates to identify potential candidates for the upcoming phase two of OCR’s random HIPAA compliance audits.
- Major Argentinian unions critical of the government will hold a 24-hour national strike on June 9 as part of an ongoing dispute over wage negotiations and income taxes.
The Argentina Independent
- The Home Depot has called upon a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought about by consumers claiming they were hurt by last year’s data breach. “All of the claims alleged in the complaint suffer from the same fatal defect found in the vast majority of other breach cases … they have suffered no actual or imminent economic injury that is fairly traceable to Home Depot’s alleged conduct,” argued Home Depot in its court filing.
- A new resume-themed malicious email campaign spotted by security researchers aims at delivering version 3.0 of CryptoWall Ransomware: A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid., recording success against some antivirus solutions.
- The Washington Post reported that federal regulators are likely to approve AT&T’s $49 billion purchase of DirecTV. To seal the deal, AT&T is expected to address certain issues to assuage consumers’ concerns. Sources claimed that one of the condition is for AT&T to accept aspects of the net neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this year.
- Several current and former FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich after a three year long FBI investigation. The corruption scandal includes the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, as well as the award of the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 FIFA presidential election, among other events.
- China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers, American officials said Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department had been compromised.