Breach Types

IN: Ransomware attack forces emergency shutdown of Lake County government servers, IT working through weekend to purge system

Will Racke and Anna Ortiz report: Lake County has been hit with a cyber attack that forced the shutdown of email service and several internal applications throughout county government, officials said Friday. As of Thursday afternoon, the county’s IT staff was installing cyber security software on 3,000 individual employee laptops, Mark Pearman, director...

Lyons Companies Breach Notice

Lyons Companies issued a breach notification press release on August 23. Let’s skip the PR and cut to the chase, shall we? What Happened? On March 12, 2019, Lyons learned of unusual activity in an employee email account. It turned out two employee email accounts were accessed without authorization. One email account was subject to...

MY: Astro customer data and personal details leaked yet again

Vijandren reports: We’ll if you, just like the rest of us here are asking – wasn’t this last years news, well it isn’t. We have just confirmed that Astro’s customer data and customer personal details have been breached yet again. A notice which went up earlier today on Astro’s official site confirmed that its...

NZ: Ministry for Culture and Heritage investigating serious digital privacy breach

Passports, drivers’ licences and birth certificate details have been exposed to fraudsters after a serious Government digital privacy breach. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage says 302 young people supplied their details to it as part of an application for the Tuia 250 Voyage trainee programme. These were uploaded to an external website which...