Hackers are attacking the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

Dan Patterson reports: Hackers have targeted companies that distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to a degree previously unreported, according to research from IBM Security. Starting last year, attackers attempted to access sensitive information about the vaccine’s “cold chain” distribution system. IBM Security said the phishing attack targeted 44 companies in 14 countries across Europe, North America, South...

Ca: Calgary Police officer charged with privacy breaches

James Murray reports: A Calgary Police Officer, Sergeant Kevin Knight faces charges for accessing and using information from two police databases for purposes not related to any valid law enforcement purpose. Sergeant Kevin Knight is now charged with one count each of accessing information in contravention of FOIPP and using or disclosing information in...

Contact tracing data breach exposes health information of 72,000 Pennsylvanians

Rachel Yonkunas reports:  Multiple investigations are underway after a contact tracing data breach exposed personal health information of 72,000 Pennsylvanians. The unsecured information was collected by employees of Insight Global—the company paid around $30 million in taxpayer money to perform contact tracing in the state. “You could see people’s phone numbers, how many kids...

Presque Isle police data leaked by threat actors — somewhat

Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli reports: The ransom time clock on the Presque Isle Police Department’s ransomware attack ran out Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m. in a dramatic red-numbered countdown of minutes and seconds racing toward zero on the hacker’s dark web site. But it looks like the unidentified criminals have not yet made their next...