“Apophis Squad” Member Who Made Online Threats Against Schools and Airline Sentenced to Nearly 8 Years in Federal Prison

A North Carolina man who engaged in a series of cyber and swatting attacks, including sending bogus threats of shootings and bombings to schools in the United States and United Kingdom, was sentenced today to 95 months in federal prison. Timothy Dalton Vaughn, 22, whose online aliases included “WantedbyFeds” and “Hacker_R_US,” of Winston-Salem, North...

ZA: Absa accuses employee of leaking customer data

Admire Moyo reports that Absa, one of the country’s largest banks, has disclosed a data breach that resulted in customer data being shared with external parties> In a statement to ITWeb, the bank says: “Absa advises that an employee has unlawfully made selected customer data available to a small number of external parties. The...

SC: McLeod Health notifying patients after breach of employee email account

From their notice on their web site: McLeod Health (“McLeod”) is committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of our patients’ information. Regrettably, we are addressing an email security incident that may involve some of that information. McLeod is currently reviewing the contents of an email account that was accessed by an unauthorized actor...

Colorado mental health services provider reveals September attack impacted hundreds of thousands of clients and employees

It appears that AspenPointe,  a Colorado provider of outpatient and inpatient crisis ,mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral services across the lifespan, is notifying employees and clients of a cyberattack that resulted in exfiltration of data. In a notice on their web site, which appears addressed more to employees than clients, they write: As...