NZ: Cyberattackers hack Wellington school’s computer system

Roxanne Libatique reports: It seems schools also aren’t safe from cyberattackers as Hutt Valley High School has revealed that hackers have targeted its computer system. The school informed the students’ parents about the cyberattack on February 25 – warning that personal data such as family contact details, names, addresses, and students’ records may have...

OCR settles complaint against doctor for failure to have appropriate risk assessment and security controls, despite technical assistance

OCR has settled a complaint against a covered entity for violations that first occurred prior to November, 2013, but continued thereafter. Yes, 2013.  That’s when Steven A. Porter, M.D., first reported a breach to OCR that involved his business associate Elevation43.   According to the complaint Porter filed at the time, and as described by...

French Firms Rocked by Kasbah Hacker?

Brian Krebs reports: A large number of French critical infrastructure firms were hacked as part of an extended malware campaign that appears to have been orchestrated by at least one attacker based in Morocco, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. An individual thought to be involved has earned accolades from the likes of Apple, Dell, and Microsoft for helping to find...