Lithuanian national, extradited from Ukraine, charged with unauthorized computer intrusion, other crimes

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Lithuanian national Vytautas Parfionovas with computer intrusion, securities fraud, money laundering, bank fraud and wire fraud, among other offenses.  The charged crimes stem from a variety of criminal conduct between 2011 and 2018 in which Parfionovas gained access to U.S.-based computers, including...

Yet another city reports a Click2Gov breach

Another city has reported a breach involving Click2Gov software by CentralSquare Technologies.  WTVY reports Dothan, Alabama has joined more than four dozen other cities using Click2Gov that have experienced breaches involving payment card data of residents using online payment portals: “It has come to the City of Dothan’s attention that CentralSquare, the third-party processor...

MA: Chicopee school computers, servers hit by Ransomware

Ryan Trowbridge, Sarah Guernelli, and Andrew Masse report that Chicopee Public Schools in Massachusetts was hit with a ransomware attack — specifically, Ryuk ransomware.  The attacker(s)  have demanded $300,000, but the district says they are not paying it and have been working to deal with the situation since Monday morning. Read more on Western...

Veterans Affairs put millions of people at risk of identify theft, audit finds

Eric Yoder reports: The Veterans Affairs Department, while responding to requests for records on veterans’ benefits claims, “put millions of people at risk of identity theft” by not deleting personally identifying information on other people from those records, an audit has found. That information included names and Social Security numbers of people such as...