May 222019

Aaron Diamant reports:

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech is taking steps to help people whose personal information may have been compromised during a data breach.

Channel 2’s Aaron Diamant has been following this story since it broke in April, when the college said someone gained unauthorized access to a web application, affecting nearly 1.3 million people, including “some current and former faculty, students, staff and student applicants.”

Georgia Tech will be sending out letters offering credit monitoring and identify theft protection.

Read more on WSB-TV

May 222019

Jacob Rascon reports:

With the help of Tomball Police, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is investigating the illegal dumping of thousands of medical records.

The more than 20 boxes of records belonged to former Today’s Vision patients and employees, including their Social Security numbers.

Read more on Click2Houston. It’s not yet clear who is responsible for the illegal dumping of the patient records,
which reportedly cover the years 1997-2013, “and also include payment and insurance information, limited health history, addresses and phone numbers.” The dumped employee records also included immigration status and resumes.

May 222019

Kate Fazzini reports:

Moody’s has just slashed its rating outlook on Equifax, the first time cybersecurity issues have been cited as the reason for a downgrade.

Moody’s lowered Equifax’s outlook from stable to negative on Wednesday, as the credit monitoring company continues to suffer from the massive 2017 breach of consumer data.

“We are treating this with more significance because it is the first time that cyber has been a named factor in an outlook change,” Joe Mielenhausen, a spokesperson for Moody’s, told CNBC. “This is the first time the fallout from a breach has moved the needle enough to contribute to the change.”

Read more on CNBC.

I had uploaded this previously, but if you missed it, here is the United States Senate – PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs report on the 2017 breach.

May 222019

Sean Gallagher reports:

… cities aren’t the only highly vulnerable targets to be found by would-be attackers. There are hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected Windows systems in the United States that still appear to be vulnerable to an exploit of Microsoft Windows’ Server Message Block version 1 (SMB v. 1) file sharing protocol, despite repeated public warnings to patch systems following the worldwide outbreak of the WannaCry cryptographic malware two years ago. And based on data from the Shodan search engine and other public sources, hundreds of them—if not thousands—are servers in use at US public school systems.

Read more on Ars Technica.

May 222019

Times Now reports:

The special task force of the Uttar Pradesh police has arrested four persons for allegedly stealing the credit card data of 50,000 users. The victims include both police and army officers some of whom were duped. The accused have been identified as Sanjit alias Sandeep, Baldev, Tapeshwar and and Gajendra, all of whom are residents of Ghaziabad.

The arrests were made by Noida branch of the STF from Diamond Flyover in Ghaziabad on Monday. The accused bought the data from two employees of a private financial services company that handles data of various public sector and private banks.

Read more on TimesNow.