Malaysian online stock brokerage firm victim of cyberattack

After what appears to be a brief hiatus from public activity, DESORDEN GROUP is back and has listed a stock brokerage firm, UOB KayHian, as a victim. According to a statement by DESORDEN to DataBreaches, the firm was attacked in October, and although the firm has read DESORDEN’s communications to them, they have not...

AstraZeneca password lapse exposed patient data

Here’s today’s example of “No Need to Hack When It’s Leaking.”  Zack Whittaker reports: Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has blamed “user error” for leaving a list of credentials online for more than a year that exposed access to sensitive patient data. Mossab Hussein, chief security officer at cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk, told TechCrunch that a developer left...

Ottawa police investigating allegations of officers leaking info to ‘Freedom Convoy’

The Canadian Press reports: Ottawa’s interim police chief confirmed Thursday his force is investigating allegations that officers leaked intelligence to organizers of last winter’s “Freedom Convoy” protest. Keith Wilson, a lawyer for some of the organizers, had alleged on Wednesday that the convoy regularly receive leaks from sympathetic officers about the operational plans of...

Scammers use sensitive information trick student loan borrowers

Warn any family or friends who may have outstanding student loans to be wary of scammers contacting them about their loans. WRAL reports: The Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan is not only attracting criticism but scammers too. This time-scammers are promising victims far more financial forgiveness than what is possible and using detailed...

Aveanna Healthcare To Pay $425,000 Following Phishing Attacks in 2019 That Impacted Thousands of Massachusetts Residents

BOSTON — A Georgia-based home health and hospice care company will pay $425,000 after it failed to implement proper security measures to protect the personal information of patients and employees, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The complaint and consent judgment against Aveanna Healthcare, LLC, entered today in Suffolk Superior Court, follows a series of phishing attacks that impacted more...

Article: Factors Associated with Information Breach in Healthcare Facilities: A Systematic Literature Review

Factors Associated with Information Breach in Healthcare Facilities: A Systematic Literature Review Ahmad Khanijahani · Shabnam Iezadi· Sarah Agoglia  · Spencer Barber· Courtney Cox · Natalie Olivo November 2022 Journal of Medical Systems 46(12) DOI:10.1007/s10916-022-01877-1 Abstract This systematic review aimed to identify the factors associated with information breaches in healthcare settings. We searched electronic databases,...

$28 million stolen from cryptocurrency platform Deribit

Jonathan Greig reports: Cryptocurrency derivatives platform Deribit on Tuesday said a hacker stole $28 million from the company, forcing it to halt withdrawals as it investigates the incident. Deribit is a cryptocurrency futures and options exchange based in Panama City that allows customers to trade perpetual, futures, and options contracts. Read more at The...

Ransomware attack on Osaka General’s network stalls critical surgeries & daily operations

Teiss reports: In a press conference held on October 31st, Takeshi Shimazu, the head of Osaka General Medical Centre, said that the ransomware attack temporarily disrupted the facility’s electronic medical record system. The hospital’s officials said that while the medical centre’s Sumiyoshi Ward is still performing emergency operations, it has stopped providing outpatient care...

Black Basta ransomware gang linked to the FIN7 hacking group

Bill Toulas reports: Security researchers at Sentinel Labs have uncovered evidence that links the Black Basta ransomware gang to the financially motivated hacking group FIN7, also known as “Carbanak.” When analyzing tools used by the ransomware gang in attacks, the researchers found signs that a developer for FIN7 has also authored the EDR (Endpoint...