WDRB has only a short item on this, but reportedly no ransom has been paid and the airport is restoring from backup. Operations and security systems were reportedly not impacted.
Jayed Rahman of the Paterson Times is likely loving work these days, with the Paterson schools giving the paper — and the reporter — lots of imprudent statements to report on. In today’s installment, it sounds like the district’s superintendent is walking back a perceived threat to sue the paper for basically committing journalism. After […]
The Canadian Press reports: The RCMP says a Canadian-based company that peddled an illicit trove of 1.5 billion user names and associated passwords has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. In a news release, the Mounties say Defiant Tech Inc. admitted in court Friday to trafficking in identity information and possession of property obtained by crime […]
Sergiu Gatlan reports: Over 12,000 unsecured MongoDB databases have been deleted over the past three weeks, with only a message left behind asking the owners of the databases to contact the cyber-extortionists to have the data restored. Although not on this scale, these types of attacks targeting publicly accessible MongoDB databases have happened since at least early-2017 [1, 2, […]
Doug Levin has a write-up on the Total Registration data security incident first reported by this site. Doug raises a number of important issues and comments, and I hope his commentary gets wider coverage and discussion. I’m still mulling over the fact that a few of the school districts that this site attempted to notify […]