Chinese National Charged with Destroying Hard Drive During FBI Investigation into the Possible Transfer of Sensitive Software to China

From the U.S. Department of Justice: A Chinese national and researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles has been arrested on federal charges of destroying evidence to obstruct an FBI investigation after he was observed throwing a damaged hard drive into a dumpster outside his apartment, the Justice Department announced today. Guan Lei,...

More Ransomware Gangs Threaten Victims With Data Leaking

Mathew J. Schwartz reports: Ransomware gangs are increasingly not just claiming that they’ll leak stolen data from victims that don’t meet their ransom demand, but actually following through. Speaking at Information Security Media Group’s Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: New York last week, attorney Craig Hoffman, who’s co-leader for the digital risk advisory and cybersecurity team at BakerHostetler,...

‘Human error’ results in privacy breach for Children’s Disability Services clients: Manitoba government

Charles Lefebvre reports: The Manitoba government says ‘human error’ resulted in personal information about Children’s Disability Services (CDS) clients being unintentionally shared this week. On Friday, the province said in a news release that the privacy breach occurred on Aug. 26, when staff from CDS “accidentally sent an email intended for the Manitoba Advocate...

ANNOUNCE: Free cybersecurity help for Canadian charities and non-profits

From Hackers for Change: In response to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, and understanding that many organizations have now either shifted operations online, or are in the process of doing so, our team is offering our cyber security services free of cost. This applies to Canadian charity or non-profit organizations, who can take advantage of...