Scripps Breach Too California Heavy for Federal Courtroom

Samantha Hawkins reports: A proposed class action against Scripps Health over a 2021 data breach was thrown out of federal court Wednesday, when a Southern District of California judge said too many Californians meant it lacked jurisdiction. Surprised? I was. But Hawkins explains: But because most—96.3%—of the 144,011 individuals notified about the ransomware attack...

Ransomware group threatens to leak data from France’s justice ministry

Mathieu Pollet, translated by Daniel Eck, reports: Hackers from ransomware gang Lockbit 2.0 claimed to have hacked into the French justice ministry on Thursday (27 January). They said that if the ransom is not paid by 10 February, the stolen data will be published. EURACTIV France reports. A total of 9,859 files are ready to be disseminated...

New York State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School District Audits

The state comptroller has released two more school district audits of information technology. Putnam Valley Central School District – Information Technology (2021M-154) Audit Period July 1, 2019 – May 31, 2021. We extended the audit period forward through July 28, 2021 to complete IT testing. Quick District Facts Local User Accounts 2,626 Employees 502...

UK: Data breach at Greensward Academy

Lewis Berrill reports: SENSITIVE information about pupils was leaked to parents and students following a data breach at a secondary school. Information such as free school meal status, address, deprivation status, exam dispensation and special educational needs of Year 11 children at Greeensward Academy in Hockley was accidentally leaked by a teacher. The information...

IA: Ottumwa dental office notifies patients of 2020 ransomware attack

The Ottuma Courier reports that a dental office is notifying patients whose information may have been exposed in a ransomware incident. They report, in part: On Nov, 22, 2020, the office of Gregory P. Vannucci, a dental provider and oral surgeon, detected a network security incident affecting his practice. An unauthorized third-party accessed the...

QNAP users angry after NAS drives are updated to combat DeadBolt ransomware

Connor Jones reports: QNAP customers have expressed anger towards the company after it forced a security update on large numbers of its users’ network-attached storage (NAS) drives. The NAS manufacturer announced on Wednesday that DeadBolt ransomware was “widely targeting” QNAP drives and locking out users until they paid a fee in Bitcoin. Numerous users began...

Conti ransomware hits Apple, Tesla supplier

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The Conti ransomware gang has been linked to an attack on Delta Electronics, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company and a major supplier of power components to companies like Apple and Tesla. The attack took place last Friday, on January 21, according to a statement shared by the company with stock market authorities. Read...