May 262018
 

Ken Hashizume  reports: The Town of Wasaga Beach is slowly but surely recovering from a recent cyber attack. Staff discovered ransomware was installed on the Town’s computer system in April affecting the website and municipal services. The Town was working with OPP in negotiating with the hackers. They say they have since been able to […]

May 262018
 

May 26 notification posted to community.netgear.com. Here’s how it begins: Dear Arlo Customer: We have recently observed suspicious activity potentially impacting Arlo accounts. We take the privacy and security of your account and personal information very seriously and have initiated an investigation into the suspicious activity.  From our initial investigation, it appears that attackers may […]

May 262018
 

WXYZ reports that American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac) has issued a press release concerning the breach of independent contractor sales agents’ email accounts. The breach has reportedly affected some clients’ personal information. WXYZ reports: Clients’ personal information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, policy numbers, social security numbers and bank account information […]

May 262018
 

Secunder Kermani reports: Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of “government-backed” digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty International detailed attempts to install malware on […]

May 252018
 

Brian Wallstin reports: University of Vermont officials say they have no reason to believe the personal information of 37,000 current and former faculty, staff and students fell into the wrong hands following a breach of the school’s computer systems. On Wednesday, UVM notified users of NetID, a portal that grants access to campus email, services such […]