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Sonoma Valley Hospital Website, Email Addresses Hijacked

Jessica Davis reports on a potentially very serious cyberattack that is not the type of thing you’ll usually read on this site: Sonoma Valley Hospital was forced to give up its coveted three-letter domain name in early August after hackers hijacked its website, according to local news outlet Sonoma Index-Tribune. The website had been...

Are thedarkoverlord’s victims entitled to damages from Athens Orthopedic Clinic? Georgia Supreme Court to rule.

Bill Rankin reports: In the spring of 2016, a cyber thief calling himself the “Dark Overlord” hacked into the databases of a Clarke County medical clinic and emerged with the personal information of an estimated 200,000 patients. The Athens Orthopedic Clinic refused to pay the hacker’s ransom and advised current and former patients to...

Cancer research organizations are now the focus of Chinese hacking groups

Charlie Osborne reports: Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are honing in on cancer research institutes in recent cyberattacks in order to steal their work, researchers say. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and claimed the lives of 9.6 million individuals in 2018. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one...

Hackers target Macon County Circuit Clerk website

Kennedy Nolen reports:  The Macon County Circuit Clerk’s website is working again after being disabled and replaced by a screen saying it had been hacked. The web page showed an image of an anonymous mask with the Iranian flag and read, “Hacked by Iranian Hackers. Hacked by Mamad Warning. We are always closer to...

Hackers Target Denmark’s Tivoli Park, Steal Information of Up to 1,000 Guests

IANS reports: The Copenhagen-based Tivoli, one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in Europe, has now joined the unfortunate online “rogues gallery” of major Danish companies whose customer data has been hacked from their websites. Details about the extent of the early August hack into the website of Denmark’s premier tourist destination...