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Hackers backdoor PHP source code after internal repo hack

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Hackers have breached the internal Git repository of the PHP programming language and have added a backdoor to the PHP source code in an attack that took place over the weekend, on Sunday, March 28. The backdoor mechanism was first spotted by Michael Voříšek, a Czech-based software engineer. If the malicious code had made...

NC: Lexington Medical Center discloses vendor’s patient records data breach

Richard Craver reports: Lexington Medical Center said Friday that some patients have been affected by a data breach into the information technology platform of former third-party vendor Healthgrades Operating Co. Inc. The hospital said affected patients are being mailed notices by Healthgrades about the security incident. Healthgrades had assisted the hospital with patient and...

NY: Personal Touch Holding Corp. hit by ransomware attack at MSP, more than 750,000 affected

March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Personal Touch Holding Corp. (PTHC) announced it is addressing a data breach it discovered on January 27, 2021. PTHC is the parent company of subsidiaries that operate Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home care service agencies, hospice at home services and Early Intervention Programs, as well as a managed care...