Miscellaneous

Hacking medical devices to hijack secure facilities

Fahmida Y. Rashid reports: People entering secure facilities—such as those found in military, security, and government agencies—are often asked to hand over their connected devices such as fitness trackers and smartphones. Those devices are stored in secure lockers and then returned when their owners leave the facility. All this is done in the name...

Scholarship America notifies individuals of breach

There have been so many Blackbaud-related security notifications that my first thought was that one by Scholarship America would be more of the same.  But it’s not. It’s another hack involving Microsoft Office 365 accounts, which has been a growing problem this year.  From their press release yesterday: – Scholarship America, a nonprofit organization that...

UK Dentists May Have Had Bank Details Stolen Following Data Breach

When I saw the ransomware attack on the British Dental Association noted on a Russian-language forum, I didn’t think too much about it.  After all, it was just another professional organization or guild organization, right? Maybe I should have paid more attention because the organization may have stored more personal and sensitive information that...

Russian hackers suspected in Covid-19 vaccine intellectual property theft, report says

Alaric Dearment reports: Computer hackers “almost certainly” part of Russian intelligence services have a new target: Covid-19 vaccine development efforts. In a report Thursday, the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment said that the hacker group APT29, also known as “Cozy Bear” and “The Dukes,” had been targeting various organizations involved with...