CA: Serious Prison Time for Hackers Behind Wolf & Associates Breach

Tyler Hayden reports: A pair of habitual offenders behind one of the biggest data breaches in Santa Barbara County history pleaded guilty last week to multiple felony counts that will send them to prison for a combined 33 years. San Diego residents Gordon Welterlen, 37, and Nicole Milan, 31, admitted to hacking a computer...

Criminal, domestic violence case info exposed in court records leak

Lindsey O’Donnell reported this earlier this week. Be sure to read the update to it below: Cook County, Ill., home to Chicago, has left a database exposed since at least September that contained sensitive criminal and family-court records. A non-password protected database, belonging to a county in Illinois, exposed 323,000 court records for at...

Ca: Premier Tech victim of a cyberattack

Translation of reporting by Samuel Gosselin Belanger: Premier Tech has been managing a real crisis for several days. The company confirmed, Friday morning, that the computer failure that has affected the company since Tuesday is in fact a cybersecurity incident. For the moment, the Rivière-du-Loup company refuses to say if a ransom has...

FR: CNIL Fines a Data Controller and Its Processor 225,000 Euros for Security Violation in Connection with Credential Stuffing

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: On January 27, 2021, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) announced (in French) that it imposed a fine of €150,000 on a data controller, and a fine of €75,000 on its data processor, for failure to implement adequate security measures to protect customers’ personal data against credential stuffing attacks on the...

Fonix ransomware shuts down and releases master decryption key

Lawrence Abrams reports: The Fonix Ransomware operators have shut down their operation and released the master decryption allowing victims to recover their files for free. Fonix Ransomware, also known as Xinof and FonixCrypter, began operating in June 2020 and has been steadily encrypting victims since. Read more on BleepingComputer.