Malware

Ransomware attack hits Baltimore County Public Schools

Ethan McLeod reports: Baltimore County schools are out one day early during the holiday week after the system’s networks were struck by ransomware. The school system had initially characterized the disruption as “issues with our network” Wednesday morning, but said in a follow-up post on social media that it was attributable to a ransomware...

Illinois Valley Community College sends letter warning of data breach

Michael Urbanec reports: Illinois Valley Community College has sent out more than 160,000 letters to current and former students, faculty and applicants warning them that their data may have been compromised in connection with a data breach back in April. This attack was originally noted on this site in April, but this site had...

Banijay Employee Data Potentially Breached After Super-Producer Falls Victim To Cyber Attack

Jake Kanter reports: Highly sensitive employee data, including bank account details and home addresses, may have been breached after super-producer Banijay was the victim of what could be a major hack late last week. Banijay, the company behind global hits including MasterChef and Big Brother, had its IT systems compromised by a bad actor demanding a ransom, potentially exposing...

Floor covering provider Headlam discloses data breach

Reuters reports: Floor coverings distributor Headlam Group said on Tuesday there had been an unauthorised access to some of its computer systems, resulting in some data being accessed. Certain back office systems were affected, including the email system which is now restored, the company said. Read more on Reuters.