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Conti ransomware hits Apple, Tesla supplier

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The Conti ransomware gang has been linked to an attack on Delta Electronics, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company and a major supplier of power components to companies like Apple and Tesla. The attack took place last Friday, on January 21, according to a statement shared by the company with stock market authorities. Read...

Nobel Foundation site hit by DDoS attack on award day

Bill Toulas reports: … As revealed, the institution’s site was hit by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack which aims to overwhelm a website with high volumes of “garbage” traffic and a large number of bogus connection requests. This action depletes the available server resources and renders the website unable to serve real...

Midland University in Nebraska victim of ransomware attack last January

Add Midland University to any list of secondary educational institutions hit by ransomware.  From their recent notification: On January 18, 2021, Midland discovered that its network had been impacted by a sophisticated malware attack that encrypted certain computer files. Midland immediately launched an investigation, with the assistance of third-party computer forensic specialists, to determine...

AL: NHS Management Discloses Incident from Last May

Sometimes, what looks like an update isn’t actually an update but an initial disclosure. On January 14, the following press release appeared about an Alabama entity. Neither the press release nor the notice on the entity’s website specifically identifies this as a ransomware incident. NHS Management, which manages 50 long-term care and rehabilitation facilities...

Clara City respiratory therapist reprimanded by state for twice reading patient records without authorization

Linda Vanderwerf reports: A respiratory therapist from Clara City has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for looking at patient records without authorization. In addition to receiving a reprimand, Kurt Lee Koenen of Clara City was ordered to complete courses about compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. He is also to...

N.Korean internet downed by suspected cyber attacks -researchers

Josh Smith reports: North Korea’s internet appears to have been hit by a second wave of outages in as many weeks, possibly caused by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, researchers said on Wednesday. The latest incident took place for about six hours on Wednesday morning local time, and came a day after North Korea...

China Releases Draft Regulations on Network Data Security Management

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: On November 14, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released for public comment its draft Regulations on Network Data Security Management (the “Draft Regulations”). The Draft Regulations are intended to implement portions of three existing laws – the Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”), the Data Security Law (“DSL”) and the Personal...