NH: Info may be stolen in Salem computer attack

Breanna Edelstein reports: Town officials still offline after a cybersecurity breach last week recently learned attackers were able to access internal systems, according to Town Manager Chris Dillon. At about 3:15 a.m. on Oct. 21, the town became the victim of “a sophisticated cybersecurity attack involving ransomware,” Dillon said in a statement. Read more...

Statement from Universal Health Services

Updated Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:30 pm ET — As previously disclosed on September 29, 2020, we experienced an information technology security incident in the early morning hours of September 27, 2020. As a result of this cyberattack, we suspended user access to our information technology applications related to operations located in the United States....

Cyberattack causes ‘significant’ UVM Health Network technology outage

AP and NBC report from Vermont: The University of Vermont Health Network is experiencing a systemwide network disruption following a cyberattack Wednesday. Six hospitals throughout Vermont and northern New York are being affected by a “significant and ongoing system-wide network issue,” said spokesperson Neal Goswami. The group has not confirmed an exact timeline for...

ICO fines Marriott International Inc £18.4million for failing to keep customers’ personal data secure

From the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): The ICO has fined Marriott International Inc £18.4million for failing to keep millions of customers’ personal data secure. Marriott estimates that 339 million guest records worldwide were affected following a cyber-attack in 2014 on Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. The attack, from an unknown source, remained undetected...