Breach Incidents

Data of sainik schools admission test hacked

Lalit Mohan reports: Data regarding entrance test for admissions to sainik schools has been hacked. Several residents of the Kangra region received phone calls today, demanding money to help their wards clear the examination. Balbir Kumar, a resident of Lunj area, submitted a complaint to the SP in this regard. Balbir, while talking to...

CT: Watertown computer system almost repaired after Nov. 1 ransomware attack

Hanna Snyder Gambini reports:  The school district’s computer system is almost back up to full speed, Superintendent Rydell Harrison reported, with technicians installing new preventative software as they repair the effects of a ransomware attack. Teachers have their computers back, and “we’re very close to being back to normal,” Harrison said. “For what needs to...

Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database

Catalin Cimpanu reports on another leak discovery by Bob Diachenko: Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019. In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymized user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between December...

Ex-VA employee sentenced for leaking medical records

AP reports: A former Department of Veterans Affairs employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress in West Virginia. Jeffrey Miller of Huntington was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. Miller, 40, acknowledged accessing the medical records...

Maze Team continues its campaign of naming, shaming, and dumping victims’ data while other attackers adopt the same model

In May, 2019,  Lawrence Abrams of Bleeping Computer reported on threat actors using Maze ransomware, a then-new variant of ChaCha ransomware.  As reported by Abrams,  Jérôme Segura had found that the ransomware was being dropped by the Fallout exploit kit. In October, researchers also noted that it was being dropped using the Spelevo exploit kit....