Ca: Thousands of UGDSB students back on email following breach last week

Joanne Shuttleworth reports: GUELPH – Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) students can once again access their board email accounts. Last week, the school board suspended access to student Gmail accounts following a breach that resulted in “inappropriate” emails being sent to thousands of students. Read more on Wellington Advertiser.

Privacy Litigation 2020 Year in Review: Data Breach Litigation

Nancy R. Thomas, Zachary Maldonado, and Ani Oganesian of Morrison Foerster write: Add a 270% increase in data breaches to the long list of unprecedented challenges in 2020. Cybersecurity is on the short list of major risks facing companies. And when a security incident happens, class actions often follow. Although data breach class actions...

Don’t dox yourself by tweeting about data breaches

I am posting this because, sadly, it seems that some people DO need to read this, although most of them probably are not readers of my site. Ben Dickson cites reactions to the recent disclosure of the NetGalley breach to highlight errors  users may make in discussing the breach on social media: And in...

Anti-Secrecy Activists Publish a Trove of Ransomware Victims’ Data

Andy Greenberg reports: For years, radical transparency-focused activists like WikiLeaks have blurred the line between whistle-blowing and hacking. Often, they’ve published any data they consider to be of public interest, no matter how questionable the source. But now one leak-focused group is mining a controversial new vein of secrets: the massive caches of data stolen by ransomware crews...