WA: Aberdeen hospital’s computers struck by ransomware hack attack

KOMO in Washington reports on a ransomware incident originally discovered in June, and first mentioned in the media on July 24. A ransomware attack by hackers has scrambled data on computer systems at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, including patient health information, officials said Wednesday. The attack, which is designed to block the...

Ca: Clients notified of privacy breach at Child and Family Services

Brian Higgins reports about an incident on Prince Edward Island: Some clients of Child and Family Services on P.E.I. have been notified by registered letter of a security breach involving their personal information. The letter, dated Aug. 6, was sent by the Department of Social Housing and Development to clients whose electronic files were affected....

700k Choice Hotels customer records leaked

Paul Bischoff reports: Hackers claim to have stolen 700,000 guest records belonging to Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world. Comparitech collaborated with security researcher Bob Diachenko to uncover the unsecured database, which was left exposed and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Diachenko immediately notified the company of...

British Airways E-Ticketing Flaw Exposes Passenger Flight, Personal Data

Lindsey O’Donnell reports: A vulnerability in British Airways’ e-ticketing system could enable a bad actor to view passengers’ personal data or change their booking information. A security bug discovered in British Airways’ e-ticketing system has the potential to expose passengers’ data, including their flight booking details and personal information. Read more on Threatpost.