Government Sector

Ramsey County data breach may have affected nearly 118,000 people

Shannon Prather reports: Nearly 118,000 people who receive Ramsey County services may have had some personal or health information compromised when hackers breached the county’s e-mail system in August 2018. County officials had initially said more than 500 people were affected last winter, but officials dramatically increased that number Tuesday after hiring an outside...

Recidivist Hacker Sentenced for Violating Supervised Release Conditions

Cape Cod Today staff report: A New Bedford man was sentenced yesterday for violating conditions of his supervised release by engaging in another cybercrime after being released from federal custody after two prior convictions. Cameron Lacroix, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf to 15 months in prison, to...

Database leaks data on most of Ecuador’s citizens, including 6.7 million children

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The personal records of most of Ecuador’s population, including children, has been left exposed online due to a misconfigured database, ZDNet has learned. The database, an Elasticsearch searver, was discovered two weeks ago by vpnMentor security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, who shared their findings exclusively with ZDNet. Together, we...