Ar: Aceitera General Dehezas discloses ransomware attack

Argentinian agribusiness Aceitera General Deheza (AGD) was attacked on August 10. According to a statement the business made, the attackers asked for money to recover the data. The company issued the following statement to Region Del Mani: “Our company has detected an intrusion in its computer systems. It is for this reason that security...

WestJet app data breach reveals other people’s personal information

Stephen Hunt reports: WestJet says it’s investigating a technical glitch on its app that allowed users to see other people’s profiles. CTV News first learned of the issue Wednesday afternoon from a viewer and a Twitter post that indicated that once you logged on to the airline’s app, you could see the personal information...

Brazilian police launch investigation targeting Lapsus$ group

Andrea Peterson reports: Brazil’s Federal Police carried out eight search and seizure warrants Tuesday as part of an investigation into attacks claimed by the Lapsus$ Group that disrupted the country’s Ministry of Health last December, the agency announced in a press release. Police did not specifically name Lapsus$ Group in the announcement. However, the details...

GA: Hacker disrupts systems at Forsyth County medical office

On July 25, Forsyth County deputies responded to reports that the computer system of a medical office had been hacked. According to a report, a practice representative told deputies they had been alerted by community partners that suspicious emails were being sent out through the practices email system. Read more at Appenmedia.com The news...

Disrupting SEABORGIUM’s ongoing phishing operations

From Microsoft’s Blog: The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has observed and taken actions to disrupt campaigns launched by SEABORGIUM, an actor Microsoft has tracked since 2017. SEABORGIUM is a threat actor that originates from Russia, with objectives and victimology that align closely with Russian state interests. Its campaigns involve persistent phishing and credential...

Alberta OIPC’s 2022 PIPA Breach Report – Trends and Key Takeaways

John Cassell, Imran Ahmad,and Miranda Sharpe of Norton Rose Fulbright write: On July 27, 2022, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) released its 2022 PIPA Breach Report. The report analyzes the nearly 2,000 breach reports received by the OIPC during the ten year period since reporting was mandated in Alberta...