Detroit officials warn data breach exposed city workers, residents

Charles E. Ramirez reports: The city is offering free credit monitoring to its employees in the wake of a data breach in its email system, officials said Thursday. The city’s Chief Information Officer Beth Niblock said the breach happened Jan. 16 and fewer than 10 email accounts were affected. Some of the accounts contained sensitive information and...

Greece says no data stolen in Turkish hacker attacks on state bodies

Ahval reports: An investigation into Turkish hackers’ attacks last week on websites of Greek state bodies indicated that no data were stolen, Greek daily Kathimerini reported on Wednesday. The attack claimed by a Turkish hacker group named the Anka Neferler Tim (Phoenix’s Helmets) made the institutions’ websites unavailable to users, Kathimerini said. Read...

BitPyLock Ransomware Now Joins the Ranks of Those Threatening to Publish Stolen Data

As I anticipated, it is only getting worse.  Now Lawrence Abrams reports: A new ransomware called BitPyLock has quickly gone from targeting individual workstations to trying to compromise networks and stealing files before encrypting devices. BitPyLock was first discovered by MalwareHunterTeam on January 9th, 2020 and has since seen a trickle of new victims daily. What...