State Legislatures Consider Bans on Ransomware Payments

Emily Poole of Alston & Bird writes: As ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news cycle, legislation has recently been introduced in several states that would place limits on certain entities’ ability to pay a ransom payment in the event of a ransomware attack. Although the proposed limits would generally apply to state agencies...

Jones Family Dental Notice Of Data Event

ASHLAND, Ore., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jones Family Dental is providing notice of a recent incident that may affect the privacy of information of certain Jones Family Dental’s patients. At this time, Jones Family Dental has no indication that any information has been fraudulently misused in relation to this incident; however, Jones Family Dental is...

Ca: Hackers steal data from 2,300 people at CIUSSS de l’Est de Montréal

Logan Leo reports: The pandemic was devastating, CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal recovers from computer attack, which slows down operations. This cyber attack started in late May and we noticed it on June 3rd, Related to the founding Deputy Director General Jean-Francois Fortin Verriolt‌. Microsoft and the Department of Health’s Cyber ​​Defense team successfully stopped the attackers...

NJ: Coastal Medical Group notifies patients of data breach

Coastal Medical Group, Old Bridge, is notifying patients of a data security incident that involved the patients’ health information. On April 21, the practice discovered that certain of its computer systems were being affected by a data security event that the practice believes began on March 25, 2021, according to a prepared statement. After...

TX: Judson ISD investigating possible ransomware attack affecting district communication, officials say

Judson ISD officials say they are investigating a possible ransomware attack that left them without phone or email access. The school district announced the “suspected but unconfirmed ransomware attack” Friday afternoon in a release. Read more on KSAT. The district took to Twitter to announce status reports. Judson ISD Technology Update 06/17/2021 #JudsonISD #JISD...