HEALTHCARE: Still Ransomed – RedSense Fact Sheet

Seen on RedSense.com: Since early 2022, leading security industry experts have made broad estimations that ‘ransomware is on the decline’, but did they properly contextualize their data and findings? Given destabilization from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and tightening U.S. and EU law enforcement activities, ‘ransomware is on the decline’ proponents underestimate their adversaries’ motivations, resiliency,...

Bits ‘n Pieces (Trozos y Piezas)

Br: National Fund for Educational Development (FNDE) hit by ransomware On September 3, the RansomExx group leaked 62 TB of files from the National Fund for Educational Development (FNDE). FDNE is a federal agency of the Ministry of Education, and is responsible for implementing programs such as the National School Nutrition Program. FNDE provided...

LEAK: European Commission to introduce cyber requirements for Internet of Things products

Luca Bertuzzi reports: The proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act that will be presented next week will mandate baseline cybersecurity standards for all connected devices and stricter conformity assessment procedures for critical products, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV. The proposal is trying to address the widespread vulnerabilities in the booming Internet of Things...

Indonesia’s Intelligence Agency Asserts Its Data Breach Issues Hoax

A translation of reporting by RR. Ariyani Yakti Widyastuti: Amid issues of the Indonesian population data breach, issues about a suspected leak of sensitive data belonging to the State Intelligence Agency or BIN also emerged. The data reportedly includes member identities, reports, and business strategies. In response to this, BIN spokesperson Wawan Hari Purwanto...

Settlements in Data Breach Litigation

Approval Notice Quebec Superior Court File No. 500-06-001015-193 CALGARY, AB, Sept. 8, 2022 /CNW/ – Detailed information and updates are available on the Settlement Website at the following address: www.stockxsettlement.ca. A Canada-wide Settlement has been reached in a class action relating to the StockX Data Breach that occurred on May 14, 2019, when an unknown third-party was able to gain unauthorized...

3rd Circuit vacates dismissal of data breach suit

Biuckley LLP writes:   On September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated the dismissal of a class action alleging that a defendant pharmaceutical research company’s negligence led to a data breach. According to the opinion, the plaintiff, who is a former employee of the defendant’s subsidiary, provided her sensitive personal and...

Nearly 6,000 impacted by Franklin College hack

Andy Bell-Baltaci reports: People involved with Franklin College may have had personal data revealed to hackers that breached the school’s network with a malicious code attack. The attack occurred on Jan. 21, and college officials held back information to determine through an investigation what data might have been taken. After an investigation was completed...

How many times was Stratford University hacked?

Occasionally, more than one ransomware team or affiliate may hit the same target. But could three different groups or affiliates have hit Stratford University this year, or is there some other explanation? Stratford University has several accreditation and certification credentials. It also offers several academic programs, with two campuses in Virginia, one in Maryland,...