Health Information Management vendor breach results in theft of patient info

Unauthorized access to a New Jersey Health Information Management (HIM) vendor’s portal has resulted in some patients’ protected health information being acquired and exfiltrated. Earlier today, DataBreaches was contacted by someone known to this site as “DarkFox.”  DataBreaches has reported on DarkFox in the past without identifying them, but is identifying them this time...

NetWalker affiliate Vachon-Desjardins agrees to plead guilty in Florida court

Joe Tidy reports: An ex-Canadian government IT worker has admitted to being a high-level hacker with a Russian cyber-crime group. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, from Quebec, Canada, has agreed to plead guilty in a Florida court. The 34-year-old was affiliated to the NetWalker ransomware crew, which has attacked companies, municipalities, hospitals, schools and universities. When he...

Ukraine arrests cybercrime gang operating over 400 phishing sites

Bill Toulas reports: The Ukrainian cyberpolice force arrested nine members of a criminal group that operated over 400 phishing websites crafted to appear like legitimate EU portals offering financial assistance to Ukrainians. The threat actors used forms on the site to steal visitors’ payment card data and online banking account credentials and perform fraudulent,...

When the data leak is not from the victim you named, Wednesday edition

Ever since threat actor groups started naming and leaking victims who do not pay their demands, groups have occasionally misidentified their victims. Today’s example is courtesy of  Avos Locker, who added the Canadian Mental Health Association to their leak site in April. Inspection of the data in the leak, however, quickly raised questions as...

“You really don’t understand the situation…. Google about our team,” Hive tells victim

SuperAlloy Industrial Company Ltd. (SAI) is an international company specializing in engineering and manufacturing lightweight metal products predominantly for the automotive industry. You  may not recognize their name but might be driving around on their wheels, as SAI has produced lightweight forged aluminum wheels for McLaren, Ferrari, AMG, BMW, Jaguar, Daimler, and other manufacturers....