Universal Health Services lost $67 million in cyberattack recovery

Ginger Christ reports: Universal Health Services said Thursday that the company lost $67 million in the second half of 2020 as a result of a September cyberattack. The Sept. 29 malware attack caused King of Prussia, Pa.-based UHS to temporarily take all of its U.S. information technology networks offline, including systems for medical records, laboratories and pharmacies....

Dozens of institutional abuse victims to sue over data breach

Claire Simpson reports an update to an email gaffe breach that I had characterized as one of the worst breaches in 2020. I had been somewhat surprised to later read that four out of five victims groups were backing Brendan McAllister. I am not surprised that at least some of those exposed by the...

T-Mobile discloses data breach after SIM swapping attacks

Sergiu Gatlan reports: American telecommunications provider T-Mobile has disclosed a data breach after an unknown number of customers were apparently affected by SIM swap attacks. In a data breach notice sent to impacted customers on February 9, 2021, and filed with US attorney generals’ offices, T-Mobile revealed that an unknown attacker gained access to customers’...