Ca: Lawyers file class-action lawsuit against Central Health over insider wrong-doing privacy breach

Tara Bradbury reports: Two St. John’s lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Central Regional Health Authority, seeking damages for consequences suffered by more than 200 patients whose private information was illegally accessed. “The plaintiffs in this case suffered distress, humiliation, anger, upset, mental anguish, shock, fear of identity theft, uncertainty as to...

Ransomware gang hacks Ecuador’s largest private bank, Ministry of Finance

Lawrence Abrams reports: A hacking group called ‘Hotarus Corp’ has hacked Ecuador’s Ministry of Finance and the country’s largest bank, Banco Pichincha, where they claim to have stolen internal data. The ransomware gang first targeted Ecuador’s Ministry of Finance, the Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas de Ecuador, where they deployed a PHP-based ransomware strain...

Over 8 million COVID-19 test results leaked online

Ax Sharma reports: … Last month, BleepingComputer exclusively reported that multiple Indian government websites were leaking COVID-19 patient test reports. This week, security researcher Sourajeet Majumder has shared with BleepingComputer his discovery of another government website exposing millions of COVID-19 test results. Read more on BleepingComputer.

FR: Manutan Group addresses ransomware incident

The Manutan Group in France issued a statement on February 24 about a ransomware attack.  The company, which specializes in the distribution of equipment and accessories for businesses and communities, noted that the attack occurred on February 21, and the company shut down all information systems as a precaution. Read more on their web...

Florida Studio Theatre recovering from ransomware attack

Jay Handelman reports: Florida Studio Theatre was hit by a ransomware attack on its business systems over Valentine’s Day weekend that compromised some internal office files, but Managing Director Rebecca Hopkins said Thursday there is no evidence so far that any patron information or credit card numbers were affected. The attack happened on Feb....

“Without Undue Delay,” Friday edition

The Jacobson Memorial Hospital & Care Center had a breach last year that they are first disclosing this week. Here’s the chronology, based on a statement from their external counsel: July 28, 2020 — One employee’s email account is compromised and used to send out spam. August 5, 2020 — Hospital manages to kick...

AR: Two men, including ex-employee of Magnolia bank, get federal sentences for stealing account info of 100 people, committing mail fraud

The Magnolia Reporter reports: Two men, including a former employee of a Magnolia bank, have been sentenced for stealing financial information and making more than $42,000 in fraudulent online purchases. Patrick Wayne Watson, 24, now of Conway, and Kennan Dane O’Bier, 24, now of Nash, TX, were sentenced Tuesday in United States Federal Court...

Npower shuts down mobile app following data breach

Dev Kundaliya reports: UK energy giant Npower has permanently closed its mobile app, after finding that hackers had used it to steal sensitive information from customers. The company will not bring the app back in the future, as it was due to be withdrawn within the next few weeks following Npower’s acquisition by Eon....