AlphaBay Dark Web Market Mod Faces 20 Years After Pleading Guilty

Sergiu Gatlan reports an update on the case against Bryan Connor Herrell, who was indicted in 2019. Bryan Connor Herrell, a 25-year-old from Fresno, California, pleaded guilty this week in the US to racketeering charges related to the now-defunct dark web marketplace Alphabay. Before AlphaBay was shut down by law enforcement in July 2017, Herrell was a...

Trello exposed! Search turns up huge trove of private data

John E. Dunn reports: Hands up who’s used the increasingly popular online collaboration platform Trello? Trello is great for organising to-do lists and for coordinating team tasks. But it has its downsides too. Our global cybersecurity operations director at Sophos, Craig Jones, has been keeping an eye on this for a couple of years,...

Ca: Former Covenant Health employee fined for privacy breaches after accessing health records of 16 people

Anna Junker reports: A former employee for Covenant Health has been fined after pleading guilty to knowingly accessing health information contrary to the Health Information Act. On Jan. 20, Amanda Vandenberg admitted to illegally accessing health records of 16 people on 465 occasions that occurred at the Misericordia Community Hospital where she was employed...

Hackers infiltrated a big Facebook data partner to launch scams

Alfred Ng reports: When hackers take over your account on Facebook, it could mean you see suspicious posts about deals on Ray-Ban sunglasses, which are definitely bogus content. But when hackers take over a single account belonging to one of Facebook’s biggest data partners, it means a widespread campaign that could lead to thousands of dollars lost...

PA: Meadville Medical Center investigating employee payroll data security incident

Keith Gushard reports: Meadville Medical Center is dealing with a data security incident involving its employee payroll system. The incident was discovered last week and involves only employee information at this point, according Don Rhoten, the hospital’s vice president of consumer engagement. The security problem “may have resulted in unauthorized access to the personal information of...