Breach Incidents

Swiss info security body warns of ransomware attacks against businesses

Maria Nikolova reports: Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) today issued a warning regarding a high number of ransomware attacks against Swiss businesses over the past weeks. In recent weeks, MELANI / GovCERT has dealt with more than a dozen ransomware cases in which unknown perpetrators encrypted the systems of Swiss SMEs...

Protenus releases its analysis of 2019 health data breaches

Protenus’s 2020 BreachBarometer is now available for free downloading. From their highlights: Our analysis is based on 572 health data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the media, or some other source during 2019 (Figure 1). As in years past, we do not have numbers for every incident...

Information about 69,000 Phoenix pay system victims sent in error

Catharine Tunney reports: More than 69,000 public servants caught up in the Phoenix pay system debacle are now victims of a privacy breach after their personal information was accidentally emailed to the wrong people, says Public Services and Procurement Canada. The problem-plagued electronic payroll system has improperly paid tens of thousands of public servants since its...