U.S.

CA: Enloe targeted by ransomware attack and elective procedures delayed

I missed this one when it was first published.  Ashley Gardner reported on January 3:  Enloe Medical Center was targeted by a ransomware attack on Tuesday that caused the hospital to reschedule some elective procedures. According to hospital officials, data stored on the hospital’s network was encrypted, preventing staff from accessing the information. Read...

IL: Bartlett Public Library recovered from ransomware attack

From the library’s home page: The Bartlett Public Library District’s computer systems were disabled on Saturday, November 30, 2019 by a ransomware virus. Ransomware encrypts data so that the owner loses access to all of their files and emails. No one’s private information was compromised. The Library does not store sensitive information such as...

Avid Technology reports a breach that they discovered in 2018

What should states do when notification is made but took more than one year? Are explanations sufficient to avoid any penalties for late notice?  Here’s a case where notice to some individuals was made more than 7 months after discovery of a problem, but others did not get notified for more than one year. ...

OH: ‘Human error’ causes county data loss

Jennifer Woods reports: Due to “human error,” up to six months of data for a few county offices was lost or had to be re-uploaded to a computer system in December, according to the Fayette County Commissioners. Essentially, the data was being transferred by an employee of “YourColo” from one system into a more...