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Oxford University Covid-19 laboratory hacked by cyber gang

Robert Mendick reports: An Oxford University biology laboratory researching Covid-19 has been hacked by a cyber gang amid fears they are trying to sell secrets to the highest bidder. The cyber attack is now being investigated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the cyber security arm of GCHQ. The intelligence agency confirmed it was “aware of...

Housing corporation Stadgenoot hacked; data stolen 30,000 people

NRC.nl reports (translated): The website of the Amsterdam housing corporation Stadgenoot has recently been hacked. Private data was stolen from a maximum of 30,000 people who shared their data with the corporation. Stadgenoot informed the victims by email on Wednesday. According to a spokesperson, names, addresses, e-mail addresses and in some cases license plate numbers and...

OH: Fisher-Titus Medical Center notified patients; employee email account accessed last year

Brandon Addeo reports: The personal information of patients at Fisher-Titus Medical Center was compromised after an unknown person gained access to an employee’s email account. According to a notice from the Norwalk hospital, someone accessed an employee’s email between August 2020 and October 2020. That email account contained personal information including people’s full names,...

MI: Covenant HealthCare reports data breach through employee emails

Stephen Borowy reports that Covenant HealthCare has been notifying an undisclosed number of patients about a data breach that occurred last May 4 when threat actor(s) accessed two employee email accounts. According to a forensics investigation and document review, the hospital learned on Dec. 21 that the impacted email accounts were accessed on May...

SolarWinds hackers targeted NASA, Federal Aviation Administration networks

Zack Whittaker reports: Hackers are said to have broken into the networks of U.S. space agency NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a wider espionage campaign targeting U.S. government agencies and private companies. The two agencies were named by the Washington Post on Tuesday, hours ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing tasked...