Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) investigation targets Dark Web marketplace vendors and administrator

January 26, 2022 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The CRTC’s Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer today announced penalties totalling $300,000 to four Canadians for their involvement in the Dark Web marketplace Canadian HeadQuarters (also known as CanadianHQ). The marketplace was taken offline following the execution of warrants by CRTC staff....

It started with Roblox… would it end with swatting?

Dave Herndon reports: Police were called to Salina Intermediate School after the assistant principal called about a student whose computer was hacked Jan. 6. Police came to the school and talked with the student and his father, who were both worried that another game was going to have them Swatted after the student’s computer...

Canada’s foreign affairs ministry hacked, some services down

Ax Sharma reports: The Canadian government department for foreign and consular relations, Global Affairs Canada was hit by a cyberattack last week. While critical services remain accessible, access to some online services is currently not available, as government systems continue to recover from the attack. Read more at BleepingComputer. Last night, the Treasury Board of Canada...

Attorney General James Announces $600,000 Agreement with EyeMed After 2020 Data Breach

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a $600,000 agreement with EyeMed that resolves a 2020 data breach that compromised the personal information of approximately 2.1 million consumers nationwide, including 98,632 in New York state. EyeMed — which provides vision benefits to members of vision plans offered by both licensed underwriters and employers — experienced...

WA: Patient info possibly disclosed in Spokane Health District data breach

Erin Robinson reports: The personal health information of more than 1,000 people may have been disclosed when staff at Spokane Regional Health District opened a phishing email. The data breach happened on December 21, 2021. SRHD Information Technology staff were immediately alerted and discovered files containing client-protected health information may have been “previewed” by...

Hacktivists Claim Ransomware Strike on Belarus Railway Intended to Disrupt Russian Forces

Hacktivism is not dead, although it hasn’t been in the news quite as much as financially driven ransomware incidents these past few years. Lucas Ropek reports: In an apparent bid to stop a Russian arms build-up near the Ukrainian border, a “pro-democracy” hacktivist group claims to have hacked the Belarusian railway system—allegedly one of the conduits for tanks...

Chester County Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking into Area College Computer Networks

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Timothy Spillane, 39, of Chester Springs, PA, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Joel Slomsky to accessing a protected computer network without authorization, arising from his intrusions into the digital networks of two suburban Philadelphia-area colleges. According to court documents, between November...

St. Lucie’s County Drug Screening Lab notifying more than 14,500 people after discovering multi-year misconfiguration of web portal

St. Lucie’s County Drug Screening Lab offers a variety of types of drug screening St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties. Juvenile & Adult Drug Screens Court Related Drug Screens Parent Visitation Screens (parent tests before & after visitation!) Random Drug Screens Pre-employment Drug Screens Employee Drug Screens (reasonable suspicion) Student, Cadet & Athlete Screens Teenager Screens (test your teen...