Cal Poly’s website gave visitors a surprise: hardcore porn

Monica Vaughan reports: An official Cal Poly website for the San Luis Obispo university’s Orfalea College of Business has all the related links you would expect: course descriptions, career pages, student groups and … porn? For several months, it appears that people who clicked to learn more about a professional student group called Information Systems Association...

CA: Mountain View High School teachers and administrators forced offline after cyber attacker breaches district

Staff at this student-run publication report: The school collected attendance on paper this morning after an unknown digital attacker breached MVLA digital systems, locking many district teachers and administrators out of their MVLA Microsoft accounts and in some cases, other necessary accounts such as Gmail and Aeries, according to MVHS Principal David Grissom. Grissom...

Access Health CT notifying 1,100 consumers of data breach

Access Health CT is notifying 1,100 consumers about a data breach. Their notice, reproduced below from their website, does not explain how the breach happened or what it involves. It sounds like they want consumers to take action to sign up for free services, but it would be helpful to know *why* consumers should...

INTERPOL supports arrest of cybercriminals targeting online shopping websites in Operation Night Fury

More coverage on the collaborative law enforcement/private sector operation: January 27, SINGAPORE – An INTERPOL-coordinated cyber operation against a strain of malware targeting e-commerce websites has identified hundreds of compromised websites and led to the arrest of three individuals running the malicious campaign in Indonesia. The malware, known as a JavaScript-sniffer, targets online shopping...

DOD contractor suffers ransomware infection

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA), a 40-year-old electronics company and a well-known US government contractor, has suffered a ransomware infection, ZDNet has learned. The infection hit the company last week. Among the systems that had data encrypted during the incident were the company’s web servers. Read more on ZDNet.