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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...

Data breach a concern after New Milford IT arrest

The town is striving to better protect its employees in the wake of a data breach this fall and the former information technology director’s arrest Friday. Kendrick Protzman, who served as the IT director from 2002 to 2019, is accused of releasing the personal information of current and former town employees when he was no...

New Jersey Synagogue Suffers Sodinokibi Ransomware Attack

Lawrence Abrams reports: Temple Har Shalom in Warren, New Jersey had their network breached by the actors behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware who encrypted numerous computers on the network. In an email seen by BleepingComputer, Temple Har Shalom informed their congregation that they discovered the ransomware attack on January 9th after staff had trouble connecting to...

CA: Adventist Health Notifies 2,653 Patients After Phishing Incident

B. J. Hansen reports on a phishing incident that has resulted in Adventist Health Sonora notifying patients. According to the hospital, the incident was discovered on September 30, and an investigation was launched. On October 14, they discovered that the compromised associate’s account contained protected health information. The hospital’s notification states: Information that may...