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Anthem agrees to pay $39.5M in latest settlement over 2015 hacking

John Russell reports: Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay a group of states $39.5 million to settle claims the health insurer failed to safeguard its data, a breach that led to a massive computer hacking in 2015 that compromised the private information of 78.8 million customers and former customers. The Indianapolis-based company announced the...

Yevgeniy Nikulin sentenced to 88 months for hacks of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring

More than two years after he was extradited from the Czech Republic where he was arrested in 2016 for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin was sentenced today to 88 months by Judge William Alsup in federal court in northern California. Nikulin, also known as “Chinabig01,” “dex.007, ” “valeriy.krutov3, and “itBlackHat,”...

UK investigates cyberattack leaking Syria propaganda operations

The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports: The British government is probing a hack carried out on computer systems belonging to the British Foreign Ministry, which resulted in hundreds of files exposing its propaganda operations in Syria being stolen. In the massive security breach reported by the UK-based news outlet Middle East Eye, hackers sought out...

NY: Century Specialty Script notifying customers and patients after employee Office account compromised

Century Specialty Script, LLC (“Century”) is a specialty pharmacy in New York. Yesterday, it disclosed a data security incident potentially impacting protected health information. According to their press release, they do not know when it happened, but one employee’s Microsoft Office365 accounts was compromised.  The intruder’s access was discovered on or about July 28,...

Hackers Drain KuCoin Crypto Exchange’s Hot Wallets

Ada Hui and Wolfie Zhao of CoinDesk report: An Asian cryptocurrency exchange’s funds have been compromised in a security breach. The Singapore-headquartered digital asset exchange KuCoin said in a statement that it detected large withdrawals of bitcoin and ethereum tokens to an unknown wallet beginning at 19:05 UTC time on Friday. In a live stream on...