Pemex Communications Still Spotty After Crippling Cyberattack

Amy Stillman reports:  Some of Petroleos Mexicanos’s communication systems are still affected two weeks after a cyberattack hit Mexico’s beleaguered state oil firm. For some employees, internet access is limited, some computer files aren’t accessible and they are having difficulty receiving external emails to corporate accounts, according to people in Pemex’s finance, legal and...

NYPD Pulls Fingerprint Database Offline Due to Ransomware Scare

Dark Reading reports: The New York Police Department (NYPD) pulled its LiveScan fingerprint tracking system offline after a ransomware virus spread to 23 machines connected to the database over the weekend. The incident began on October 5, when a contractor installing a digital display at a Queens police academy plugged in an infected NUC...

NE: Great Plains Health hit by ransomware

NBC reports: According to Great Plains Health officials, around 7 p.m. Monday, ransomware was detected in the Great Plains Health computer network. The hospital’s information systems team immediately identified the issue and worked through the night to minimize the impact to local health services. Read more on NBC.

Paterson school district spent $13,800 on data breach investigation. But won’t make findings public.

Jayed Rahman reports on a breach that has been characterized by substandard incident response by the school district from the outset: Superintendent Eileen Shafer’s administration spent $13,816 in public funds in its investigation of the data breach that claimed tens of thousands of school district passwords, according to public documents reviewed by the Paterson...

Google Fires Four Employees, Citing Data-Security Violations

Bloomberg reports: Google told staff on Monday that it fired four employees for what the company called “clear and repeated violations” of its data-security policies. Alphabet Inc.’s Google sent an email describing the decision to employees titled “Securing our data,” according to a copy of the document obtained by Bloomberg News. The company confirmed...