IL: La Salle County: We’re still open for business

News Tribune reports: La Salle County officials Friday morning affirmed workers continue to restore the county’s computer network “with its first priority being public safety” after a ransomware attack this week. “All county offices remain open and are operating in lieu of their limited ability to access certain documents and records,” the statement read....

Sodinokibi Ransomware Posts Alleged Data of Kenneth Cole Fashion Giant

Sergiu Gatlan reports: The operators behind Sodinokibi Ransomware published download links to files containing what they claim is financial and work documents, as well as customers’ personal data stolen from giant U.S. fashion house Kenneth Cole Productions. Sodinokibi (aka REvil)  is a Ransomware-as-a-Service operation where the operators manage development of the ransomware and the payment portal...

Hackers shut down Rwandan government data centre

James Barton reports: A Rwandan data centre that hosts servers related to the country’s government has been brought offline by hackers. The centre, which also hosted private sector servers, was left offline for hours by a cyber attack on 18th February which blocked it from receiving traffic. This resulted in the majority of government websites...

Israeli Marketing Company Straffic Exposes 140 GB Contacts Database

Jeremy Kirk reports: An Israeli marketing company left authentication credentials for an Elasticsearch database online, exposing more than 140 GB worth of contact details for individuals in the U.S. and Europe. The exposed data includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses and genders, but not all records have those fields completed, according to...