U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Anti-Hacking Law’s Limits on Access

Andrea Vittorio reports: The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument Nov. 30 over the scope of an anti-hacking law in a case that has implications for cybersecurity research, and other situations where computer access is in question. The case, Van Buren v. United States, involves whether people who misuse their authorized access can...

The Haute-Ariège Community of Communes hit by a cyberattack and a ransom demand

Nicolas Drusian reports (translation:) Friday, November 6, 2020, the systems of the Community of Communes Haute-Ariège (CCHA) were the subject of a general hack. The software and the data were encrypted, “making the whole system unusable for many weeks”, specifies the CCHA. The perpetrators of the cyberattack then demanded a ransom in order to decrypt this data. A threat to...

Client data stolen from e-commerce platform

There are actually two different reports/hackers included in this report on The Hindu, it seems. The first part of the article reports a criminal complaint filed against the CEO of Cyble, Inc. The Ken had first reported accusations about Cyble —  accusations that Cyble flatly denies and that they have blogged about.  I expect...

Finistère Habitat paralyzed by a cyberattack

The following is a translation: The social landlord Finistère Habitat has been the target for more than ten days of a serious computer attack. The services of the departmental office have been hampered since November 13 by ransomware. A type of malware that encrypts data and demands a ransom to unlock it. For Finistère Habitat, it is...

Unidas (LCAM3) updates report on data breach

The following is a translated version of a report by Marcelo Heimerdinger: Unidas (LCAM3) updated on Wednesday, 25, the information about the security incident reported by the company on Monday, 23. According to the car rental company, unauthorized access and possible copy of part of its data were identified, which are still in the...

Canadian soldier claiming $60,000 in damages from armed forces after they spread his medical information: lawsuit

Christopher Nardi reports: A Canadian soldier is suing the armed forces for $60,000 in damages after enduring “harassment”, “emotional pain and suffering” when colleagues and superiors allegedly spread confidential information about a “medical crisis” he suffered last year. When Master Warrant Officer Gregory Boucher suffered a medical emergency at his home on Canadian Forces...

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca

The Tribune reports: Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. The hackers posed as recruiters on networking site LinkedIn and WhatsApp to...

Hackers selling data of 21,000 British motorists on the dark web

TEISS reports: Personal information, including driving licence numbers and phones numbers, of 21,000 British motorists have reportedly been stolen by cyber criminals and put up for sale on dark web marketplaces. The massive breach of personal records of British motorists was revealed by Sun Online in a report in which the paper said hackers obtained the...

Personal data of 16 million Brazilian COVID-19 patients exposed online by Albert Einstein Hospital employee error

Today’s example of “no need to hack if it’s leaking,” Catalin Cimpanu reports: The personal and health information of more than 16 million Brazilian COVID-19 patients has been leaked online after a hospital employee uploaded a spreadsheet with usernames, passwords, and access keys to sensitive government systems on GitHub this month. Among the systems that had...