Update: One or more Paterson students were allegedly responsible for district data breach

Jayed Rahman provides an update to a breach previously covered on DataBreaches.net: One or more students were allegedly responsible for the massive data breach that struck the district late last year, according to sources briefed on a preliminary investigation conducted by a firm contracted by the district. Superintendent Eileen Shafer’s administration won’t make the...

AU: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group

Eliza McPhee reports: Cyber criminals hacked a medical practice and stole patients’ confidential information in a terrifying security breach. Perth Anaesthetic Group in the city’s south was hacked on Thursday morning and criminals gained access into the hospital’s database. The cyber hackers sent out fake invoices to several patients demanding they submit payments for treatments....

NSW Labor headquarters reported for possible data breach

Angus Grigg and Edmund Tadros report: The NSW Labor party could be dragged into the troubles of an embattled Sydney mayor after he was accused of breaching data privacy laws and misusing the electoral roll. Ryde mayor Jerome Laxale was reported to the NSW Electoral Commission after sending a seemingly innocuous birthday letter to...

Louisiana releases details of summer school system hacking

KATC reports that the Governor’s office has released a follow-up on a ransomware attack that hit five school districts in July. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) today released details about this summer’s cyber attack on Louisiana school systems. As we reported this summer , several school systems were offline after...