False Statements and Concealment of Material Information by VA Information Technology Staff

Title: False Statements and Concealment of Material Information by VA Information Technology Staff Report Number: 17-01980-201 Download Report Issue Date: 1/28/2021 City/State: VA Office: Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Report Author: Office of Special Review Report Type: Investigative Review Release Type: Unrestricted Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an administrative...

USCellular hit by a data breach after hackers access CRM software

Lawrence Abrams reports: Mobile network operator USCellular suffered a data breach after hackers gained access to its CRM and viewed customers’ accounts. In a data breach notification filed with the Vermont attorney general’s office, USCellular states that retail store’s employees were scammed into downloading software onto a computer. This software allowed an attacker to...

Suspected Russian Hackers Gained Edge Through Tech Firm Attacks

Kartikay Mehrotra and Alyza Sebenius report: Whether it was opportunity, strategy or sheer chutzpah, the suspected Russian hackers behind a massive cyber-attack revealed last month focused particular attention on technology companies, including cybersecurity firms entrusted to find malicious activity in their clients’ networks. Four cybersecurity companies announced this week that they had been targeted...

Citrix Employees Secure $2.3 Million Settlement for Data Breach

Porter Wells reports: Citrix Systems Inc.’s $2.275 million settlement offer to a class of current and former employees whose data was compromised by hackers over a five-month period earned a Florida federal judge’s initial approval. Judge Ron K. Altman preliminarily approved the class’s unopposed motion to approve the settlement terms Tuesday for the U.S. District Court for...

GA: Crisp Regional Health Services falls victim to ransomware attack

Kim McCullough and Bobby Poitevint report: Crisp Regional Health Services was recently the victim of a ransomware attack, which affected some of the systems and encrypted files, according to a release from the hospital. “Workflow was never compromised, patient care was never compromised,” said Brooke Marshall, the community relations and foundation director. Officials said...