Three suspects arrested in Maltese bank cyber-heist

Catalin Cimpanu reports: British police have arrested yesterday three individuals that they believe are involved in the February 2019 hack of Bank of Valletta (BOV), one of Malta’s biggest banks. National Crime Agency (NCA) officers arrested two males, aged 22 and 17, in London, and a third suspect, a 39-year-old male in Belfast, Northern...

SpiceJet dismisses data breach report of 1.2 million passengers

ANI reports: India’s privately-owned airline SpiceJet has denied the data breach reports of about a million passengers. The airline also said that there was no security lapse in its systems. “There was no data breach in any of SpiceJet’s servers. At SpiceJet, safety and security of our fliers’ data is sacrosanct. Our systems are fully capable...

Japanese company NEC confirms 2016 security breach

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Japanese electronics and IT company NEC Corp disclosed a security breach today that took place more than three years ago, in December 2016. The company’s admission comes after reports in Japanese media that the company might have suffered a security breach but decided to keep it quiet. Read more on...

Lawrenceville Internal Medicine Associates notifies patients of email gaffe that exposed patient email addresses

Sometimes, reports submitted to HHS do not show up on their breach tool for a few weeks.  A breach report submitted January 2 by Lawrenceville Internal Medicine Associates of NJ caught my eye today. The incident, coded as unauthorized access/disclosure of protected health information in email, reportedly impacted 8,031 patients. The following is a...