AU: Yarra Trams data breach: Commuters’ email addresses exposed

Timna Jacks reports: The personal email addresses of nearly 100 people have been exposed by Yarra Trams in yet another data breach involving Victorian commuters. In an email from a Yarra Trams officer to 91 commuters rejecting their compensation requests on Friday, the private email addresses of each of the commuters was exposed. Read...

IL: Belvidere City Hall victim to cyberattack

WIFR reported the following on January 31: Local government entity fell victim to a cyberattack which denied employees access to their computers for a couple of days. “City hall has drafted a city-wide memo that we have distributed to all of our personnel,” said Chief Shane Woody, Belvidere Police Department. Read more on WIFR. ...

Iowa Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Men Hired to Test Their Security

From the it’s-about-time-but-never-should-have-happened dept. Brian Krebs writes: On Sept. 11, 2019, two security experts at a company that had been hired by the state of Iowa to test the physical and network security of its judicial system were arrested while probing the security of an Iowa county courthouse, jailed in orange jumpsuits, charged with...

Arizona Department of Education redaction failure exposed 7,000 parents’ scholarship accounts

From the Goldwater Institute: January 28 — The Goldwater Institute was shocked to learn yesterday of a massive breach of privacy by the Arizona Department of Education, which released private personal information relating to almost 7,000 parents who participate in the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program. The data breach is just the latest...