Data Breach Reporting Requirements: A Proposed Rule by the Federal Communications Commission on 01/23/2023

This document has a comment period that ends in 29 days. (02/22/2023) AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) begins the process to update and strengthen its data breach rule to provide greater protections to the public. We propose to expand the Commission’s definition of...

Ticketmaster says cyberattack disrupted Taylor Swift ticket sales

Josh Sisco and Maggie Miller report: Ticketmaster was hit by a cyberattack in November that led to the problems with ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming U.S. tour, the president of its parent company plans to tell a congressional committee Tuesday. A massive influx of traffic on the Ticketmaster website caused the slowdown in...

North Korea-linked hackers behind $100 million crypto heist, FBI says

Arjun Kharpal reports: North Korean-linked actors were behind the theft of $100 million through the hack of a crypto product last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The FBI said it was “able to confirm” that Lazarus Group and APT38, two hacking groups linked to Pyongyang, were responsible for the attack on the so-called...

OK: Charged with sex crime, former Byng Public Schools employee had 200 community members’ images

Tres Savage reports: A former information technology professional at Byng Public Schools in Pontotoc County has been charged with three felonies for allegedly accessing a teacher’s personal Snapchat account, stealing her private nude photos and attempting to trade them for other nude photos with at least one district student. According to state law enforcement,...

Ca: Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District suffers massive data breach

Brandon Tucker reports: Nearly 20,000 personal records have been leaked online after Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 suffered a data breach on Tuesday afternoon. Harry Dhillon, superintendent of schools, announced that information containing first and last names, school/department, district emails, and student grades were accessed for 19,126 records, which they assume...

India’s Public Education App Exposed Millions of Students’ Data

Vittoria Elliott and Dhruv Mehrotra report: A security lapse in an app operated by India’s Education Ministry exposed the personally identifying information of millions of students and teachers for over a year. The data was stored by the Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing app, or Diksha, a public education app launched in 2017. ...

FanDuels warns of data breach after customer info stolen in vendor hack

Lawrence Abrams reports: The FanDuel sportsbook and betting site is warning customers that their names and email addresses were exposed in a January 2023 MailChimp security breach, urging users to remain vigilant against phishing emails. On January 13th, MailChimp confirmed they suffered a breach after hackers stole an employee’s credentials using a social engineering attack. Read more at BleepingComputer.

Leak Of Information In Cuban International Monetary Reserves Shows Concerning Dwindling Reserves

Elle Yap reports: A new leak from a Cuban digital platform on Wednesday released figures of the country’s international currency reserves, finding them significantly decreased since 2019, putting the country’s ability to pay its debts in question. CubaDebate, a digital media platform released a 2,000-word analysis of the country’s economy recently from former economy minister...

NHS Is The Most Phished UK Government Organization

Cyber Security Intelligence reports: Cyber security experts have recently revealed the top six government impersonation scams they have removed from the Internet in 2022 as they urged the public to remain vigilant to cyber crime in 2023. The scams unveiled by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ, included phishing emails and messages from cyber...