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Nantucket Public Schools closed following ransomware attack

Irene Rotondo reports: Nantucket Public Schools were closed early on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as an online ransomware attack overtook the entire island’s public school internet system, according to an email sent Tuesday morning from the Nantucket schools’ superintendent obtained by MassLive. Nantucket Superintendent Elizabeth Hallett wrote in the message, “Earlier this morning, we discovered that...

Case May Impact Role of Lawyers in Data Breaches and IR

Mark Rasch writes: On January 9, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a criminal tax investigation case out of California that might impact the scope and extent of attorney-client privileges in data forensic investigations. The case, called In Re Grand Jury, Dkt. No. 21-1397, involves a federal grand jury demand for records created...

Cybersecurity incident shuts down TUSD internet, network services (updated)

Genesis Lara reports: A  “cybersecurity incident” on Tucson Unified School District’s technology network shut down the district’s internet and network services, the district said Monday. “We are actively working to correct the issue and have notified all the appropriate authorities,” said TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo in a written statement. All TUSD schools will continue...

Ca: Qulliq Energy stops short of labelling cyberattack another Nunavut ransomware incident

CBC reports: The Qulliq Energy Corp. says it was locked out of its data in January’s cyberattack, but stopped short of calling it a ransomware attack. QEC announced last month it fell victim to a cyberattack, which was discovered on Jan. 15. While no operating technology, such as power plant infrastructure, was affected, QEC’s information technology, like email, billing and payroll databases...

Atlantic General Hospital experiences ransomware event

Sarah Ash reports: Atlantic General Hospital experienced what’s being called a ransomware event Monday afternoon. A hospital spokesperson told 47 ABC that the cause of the disruption is being investigated. Network outages did occur but we’re told patient interruption was limited. The hospital Emergency Room is continuing to receive and treat patients and will...

Bits ‘n Pieces (Trozos y Piezas)

BR: Instituto Federal Do Pará Attack Claimed By BlackCat The Instituto Federal Do Pará (IFPA) is a public education institution in Brazil. On January 21, it was added to the leaks site of the AlphV (BlackCat) group with a message saying, “The guys decided to ignore our ransom demands, so the data of their...

JD Sports hit by cyber-attack that accessed 10m customers’ data

Mark Sweney reports: The fashion retailer JD Sports said the personal and financial information of 10 million customers was potentially accessed by hackers in a cyber-attack. The company said incident, which affected some online orders made by customers between November 2018 and October 2020, targeted purchases of products of its JD, Size?, Millets, Blacks,...