Oregon Eye Specialists, PC notifies patients after email breach

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Oregon Eye Specialists, PC announces a data incident that may have impacted a limited number of individuals’ information. On August 10, 2021, Oregon Eye Specialists, PC identified unusual activity in an email account. An investigation determined that an individual accessed certain accounts between June 29, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Therefore, Oregon Eye Specialists, PC is reviewing the contents...

Singapore passes law to tackle ‘foreign interference,’ giving authorities the power to block internet content

On October 5, Reuters reported: Singapore’s Parliament has approved a law giving broad powers to the government to deal with foreign interference — sparking concern from the opposition and experts about its wide scope and limits on judicial review. The small and open city-state, which says it is vulnerable to foreign meddling, targeted fake news with...

Cox Media Group confirms ransomware attack that took down broadcasts

Sergiu Gatlan reports: American media conglomerate Cox Media Group (CMG) confirmed that it was hit by a ransomware attack that took down live TV and radio broadcast streams in June 2021. The company acknowledged the attack in data breach notification letters sent today via U.S. Mail to over 800 impacted individuals believed to have had their...

Plumsted Township reveals data breach in April-May

Today’s reminder that health data shows up everywhere: an attack on Plumsted Township in New Jersey via employees’ email accounts. For more than 1 month, the attacker had access to their email environment. From the town’s notification: While the specific data elements vary for each potentially affected individual, and it is important to note...

K–12 Cybersecurity Act Signed into Law

David Nagel reports: On Friday, Oct. 8, President Biden signed the K–12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 into law. The act comes in response to growing data security incidents impacting K–12 schools in recent years, including a dramatic rise in ransomware and other forms of malware. On its own, the legislation is fairly simple: It authorizes the director...

Manhasset School District Victim of Ransomware?

Frank Rizzo reports: Manhasset School District Acting Superintendent of Schools Gaurav Passi, at the Oct. 7 board of education meeting, said that the district may have been the victim of ransomware. “At this time we can confirm that we have discovered ransomware in our system,” Passi said. “And that the malicious actor—or threat actor,...

Je: Staff shortages blamed for lost medical records

A number of medical records – which are still kept in paper form in Jersey – went missing in the hospital in August, the Health Minster has confirmed. Read more on Jersey Evening Post. It’s not clear to me how being short-staffed led to missing records.  Did existing staff just fail to return records...