Hundreds of University of Alabama – Huntsville email accounts compromised through phishing attempts

Anna Mahan reports: Multiple UAH email accounts were compromised through a phishing attempt in January, that’s confirmed by the UAH Office of Information Technology. Some emails impacted did contain personal information such as name, date of birth, or social security number. However, school officials say there was no server or directory impacted and no credit card or banking information was included. Read more on WAFF.

Alabama man charged in large-scale SIM swapping scheme that targeted Manhattan residents, hundreds more

Molly Crane-Newman reports: An Alabama man accused of stealing more than $150,000 in cryptocurrency through a large-scale SIM swapping scheme that targeted Manhattan residents was hit with a host of charges on Wednesday. Joseph Chase Oaks, 22, faces grand larceny, identity theft, computer trespass, computer tampering, scheme to defraud, and other related charges for his scam that targeted hundreds of unwitting victims, prosecutors said at his arraignment. Read more on New York Daily News.

Alabama dental provider beats claims over 2019 ransomware attack

Sara Merken reports on a lawsuit stemming from a ransomware attack last year that potentially impacted almost 400,000 patients: A federal judge in Alabama dismissed a proposed class action against a major provider of dental services for children in the state that suffered a ransomware attack last year, concluding the plaintiffs lacked standing. U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker Jr on Thursday tossed the case, which was brought against Sarrell Regional Dental Center for Public Health Inc by patient Lindsey Blahous on behalf of herself and her three minor children. Read more on Reuters.

Alabama Dept. of Labor fixes app after personal information revealed

WPMI reports that an app developed to help Alabamians apply for unemployment benefits and check on their status was exposing personal information: Our sister station WBMA in Birmingham did some digging and found out that new app exposed the personal information of unemployment applicants to others. Rhonda Jones says when she tried to view her daughter’s documents that she uploaded, she saw someone else’s name, social security number, address, bank account and bank routing numbers and how much money he made on his tax return. Read more on NBC15.