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Three Iranian Nationals Charged With Engaging In Computer Intrusions And Ransomware-Style Extortion Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure Providers

NEWARK, N.J. – An indictment was unsealed today charging three Iranian nationals with allegedly orchestrating a scheme to hack into the computer networks of multiple U.S. victims, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger and National Security Division Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen announced today. As alleged in the indictment, from October 2020 through the present,...

Singapore corporations making progress in preventing cyberattacks

It was a back-handed compliment of sorts: experienced hackers telling DataBreaches that it had gotten noticeably harder for them to successfully attack big corporations in Singapore. “The most difficult country to attack now, are Singapore companies,” they told DataBreaches in a chat. “A lot has changed since 3 years ago. It is hard to...

It’s like a veritable fire sale on Indonesians’ personal data

Indonesia’s private data protection bill cleared another hurdle and could be voted into law this week.  As Bloomberg reports: Data operators could face up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of 5 billion rupiah ($337,000) for leaking or misusing private information, according to Indonesia’s new data privacy bill set to be...

Vasile Mereacre testifies against former Uber security chief in criminal trial

Maria Dinzeo reports: When hackers Vasile Mereacre and Brandon Glover teamed up in 2016 and began scouring Github for exploitable security flaws, they weren’t looking to hack any one company specifically. But Uber’s lax security quickly made the ride-hail giant the pair’s top target. Testifying Monday in the former Uber security head Joe Sullivan’s criminal...

SN Servicing settles data breach litigation

Top Class Actions reports: SN Servicing Corp. agreed to pay $900,000 to resolve claims that its lack of cybersecurity measures resulted in a October 2020 data breach. The settlement benefits individuals whose personal information was accessed by unknown third parties during SN Servicing’s October 2020 data breach. In July 2021, SN Servicing announced it had been...

What’s the impact of ransomware attacks on healthcare entities? Did you ask the people who really know?

Expect some buzz next week about a new report with significant findings about the impact of cyberattacks on patient care and mortality. The study was funded by Proofpoint and conducted independently by Ponemon Institute. The survey addresses important questions about the impact of various types of cyberattacks on patient safety and care. While DataBreaches...

Lk: Student arrested for hacking Examinations Dept website

Newswire reports on a story out of Sri Lanka: A student from Galle has been arrested for hacking the Department of Examinations’ official website. The Police said the student had hacked the website, retrieved data on the 2021 GCE Advanced Level Examination results, and displayed it on a separate web portal. The suspect had...

Nearly 6,000 impacted by Franklin College hack

Andy Bell-Baltaci reports: People involved with Franklin College may have had personal data revealed to hackers that breached the school’s network with a malicious code attack. The attack occurred on Jan. 21, and college officials held back information to determine through an investigation what data might have been taken. After an investigation was completed...

How many times was Stratford University hacked?

Occasionally, more than one ransomware team or affiliate may hit the same target. But could three different groups or affiliates have hit Stratford University this year, or is there some other explanation? Stratford University has several accreditation and certification credentials. It also offers several academic programs, with two campuses in Virginia, one in Maryland,...

Iran-linked hackers release Mossad chief’s medical records, personal photos

JNS reports: Hackers linked to Iran have published personal photos and medical records of Mossad intelligence agency chief David Barnea, Israeli media reported on Sunday. The hackers reportedly accessed the cellular phone of Barnea’s wife, according to I24 News. The stolen files were released on the eve of the Mossad director’s visit to Washington, D.C.,...