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Miami high schooler charged with cyberattacks that stopped online learning

Kevin Collier reports: Police have arrested a Florida high school student for alleged cyberattacks that rendered the Miami-Dade school district’s remote learning platform almost impossible to use. The student, an unnamed 16-year-old junior at the South Miami Senior High School, admitted to attacking the school’s My School Online platform, which is designed to let students...

Cisco engineer resigns then nukes 16k WebEx accounts, 456 VMs

Sergiu Gatlan reports: A former Cisco employee pleaded guilty to accessing the company’s cloud infrastructure in 2018, five months after resigning, to deploy code that led to the shut down of more than 16,000 WebEx Teams accounts and the deletion of 456 virtual machines. According to a plea agreement filed on July 30, 2020,...

IL Ex-Nursing Home Employee Used Patient’s ID To Pay Bills: Police

Lorraine Swanson reports: A Franklin Park woman is accused of stealing the identities of dozens of mostly elderly people. Anna Zur, 39, was arrested on Wednesday after a year-long investigation, where she was charged with felony counts of wire fraud and continuing a financial crimes enterprise, police said. When a daughter noticed fraudulent charges...

Russian arrested for trying to recruit an insider and hack a Nevada company

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The US Department of Justice announced charges today against a Russian citizen who traveled to the US in order to recruit and convince an employee of a Nevada company to install malware on their employer’s network in exchange for $1,000,000. According to court documents unsealed today, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a 27-year-old Russian, was...

Turkey: KVKK announces Rezzan Günday data breach

OneTrust DataGuidance reports: The Turkish data protection authority (‘KVKK’) announced, on 18 August 2020, a data breach suffered by Rezzan Günday (Şimşek Pharmacy). In particular, the KVKK highlighted that the breach resulted from the misconduct of a former employee and involved obtaining the identification numbers of patients and transferring them to another pharmacy without their knowledge in order to...