Breach Incidents

Yodel becomes the latest victim of a cyber ‘incident’

Richard Speed reports: Delivery company Yodel has found itself the latest victim of a cyber “incident” that has disrupted services. Rooted firmly to the bottom of the table of best and worst courier firms by consumer campaigner Which? Yodel has gained popularity and, perhaps, a bit of notoriety in recent years as consumers turned to courier...

Maryland Amends Data Security and Breach Notice Obligations

Julia K. Kadish, Kari M. Rollins, and Liisa M. Thomas of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP write: Maryland recently passed two companion bills amending the state’s Personal Information Protection Act. The bills modify the data breach notification requirements and scope of businesses subject to the data security requirements. The key changes are summarized below, and...

Brooks County pays off hacker with tax dollars after ransomware attack

Andrew Christiansen reports: A recent ransomware attack on Brooks County’s Justice of the Peace and district courts, and finance department, cost it more than $37,000. “I’m very unhappy because of that,” said resident Mario Villarreal. “It’s scary — of course it is — for everybody.” Brooks County Judge Eric Ramos said the attack took...

UK: Woman’s suitcase containing ‘important work documents’ missing for WEEKS without trace after EasyJet ‘error’

Sophie Halle-Richards reports: A woman has slammed EasyJet after claims her suitcase which contained important work documents still hasn’t been found – despite going missing from Manchester Airport over three weeks ago. Melissa McGrath, 45, reported the bag missing after it failed to arrive in Greece for a work trip on May 31, but says the travel company...

Grand Valley State University hit by ransomware but remains publicly silent

According to its website, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan currently has 19,239 undergraduate students and 3,027 graduate students. The university offers 141 undergraduate and graduate degrees and employs 1,760 faculty members and 2,050 support staff members. Almost all of their students get some kind of financial aid.  Those are some commendable statistics....