Jan 232018
 

Cristin Schmitz reports: The University of Windsor’s law school has notified the hundreds of current JD applicants that their confidential information has erroneously been disclosed, including names, gender, birthdates, “Aboriginal status,” GPA and LSAT scores, as well as the applicants’ “admit value” — a numerical rating by law faculty assessors. According to recent e-mails sent […]

Jan 232018
 

Ian Health reports that Appleby, a firm at the centre of the Paradise Papers data leak, has hired a high-profile media lawyer to help block further releases of confidential client data. Health reports: Appleby have maintained that the documents were illegally hacked from their files and have since initiated legal proceedings against the BBC and […]

Jan 232018
 

OK, I’m having trouble believing a report I just read. Let’s start with the report that was understandable. On January 16, Tyler Carter reported: PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Singing River Health System’s computer systems were targeted overnight in an attempt to pilfer information from the hospital, according to Chief Operating Officer Lee Bond. The attempted cyber-attack […]

Jan 232018
 

Fox11 reports a hacking incident in GreenBay, but won’t name the company: Police are investigating after a local business’s computer network was hacked and money and information were stolen. Police did not identify the business. Officers say the hackers used a known vulnerability to get into the company’s computer system. The hackers stole personal information […]

Jan 232018
 
Police probing Bell Canada data breach; up to 100,000 customers affected

Brent Lewin of Bloomberg reports: Police are investigating a new data breach at Bell Canada, which says hackers have illegally obtained customer information, primarily subscriber names and e-mail addresses. BCE Inc.-owned Bell confirmed Tuesday that up to 100,000 customers were affected by the hack, which comes about eight months after hackers accessed nearly 1.9 million […]