Ransomware attack shuts down Lewis & Clark Community College

Russell Kinsaul reports:  Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey closed all their campuses this week and cancelled all extra-curricular activities, including sports. The move was made after the director of information technology noticed suspicious activity last Tuesday and shut down the school’s computer network on Wednesday. According to college president, Ken Trzaska, hackers...

OR: One Community Health reports April cyberattack

On September 13, DataBreaches.net added an entry to the monthly worksheet this site maintains for annual data analyses. The entry was for “One Community Health” in Oregon, but it was not the covered entity that announced the breach. DataBreaches.net learned about the breach from Pysa threat actors who had added the covered entity to...

Panasonic discloses four-months-long data breach

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has disclosed on Friday a major security breach after an unidentified threat actor had gained access to its internal network. The Osaka-based company said it detected the security breach earlier this month, on November 11. “As the result of an internal investigation, it was determined that some...

Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law

Jane Wakefield reports: The government has introduced new legislation to protect smart devices in people’s homes from being hacked. Recent research from consumer watchdog Which? suggested homes filled with smart devices could be exposed to more than 12,000 attacks in a single week. Default passwords for internet-connected devices will be banned, and firms which...

Alberta Health says privacy breach possible on province’s vaccine passport website

CBC reports: The province’s vaccine record website experienced a possible privacy breach, Alberta Health said in a statement Thursday. Alberta Health says it has received reports of at least 12 users who downloaded the wrong information from the province’s COVID-19 vaccination record website on Wednesday. The record those users downloaded contained the name, date of birth and...

Swire Pacific Offshore reports cyberattack

Seen on Hellenic Shipping News: Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has discovered that it was the target of a cyberattack which involved unauthorised access to its IT systems. The unauthorised access has resulted in the loss of some confidential proprietary commercial information and has resulted in the loss of some personal data. The cyberattack has...