Malware

UK: DSG Retail Ltd fined £500,000 for failing to secure information of at least 14 million people

From the Information Commissioner’s Office, this release: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited (DSG) £500,000 after a ‘point of sale’ computer system was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack, affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that an attacker installed malware on 5,390 tills at DSG’s Currys PC...

IL: Bartlett Public Library recovered from ransomware attack

From the library’s home page: The Bartlett Public Library District’s computer systems were disabled on Saturday, November 30, 2019 by a ransomware virus. Ransomware encrypts data so that the owner loses access to all of their files and emails. No one’s private information was compromised. The Library does not store sensitive information such as...

NM: 2 months after ransomware attack, Las Cruces Public Schools still crippled by limited internet access

KVIA reports: More than two months after a massive ransomware attack compromised the Las Cruces Public Schools network, a union president told ABC-7 that educators are forced to work extra hours “at the expense of their well-being.” “It has become very overwhelming for our educators,” said Denise Sheehan, the president of the National Education Association in...

OR: The City of Bend discloses Click2Gov breach

The City of Bend was recently informed that a potential data security incident may have compromised the payment card information of some City utility customers who made one-time utility bill payments or enrolled in auto pay using a credit or debit card between August 30, 2019 and October 14, 2019. The data that may...

Hackers access Sask. eHealth system, demand ransom

Wayne Mantyka reports: Hackers made it through the first level of security for Saskatchewan’s eHealth records system this weekend, locking the government out of some systems. Jim Hornell with eHealth Saskatchewan told CTV News the hackers are demanding the government pay an unspecified ransom to get the system back under its control. Read more...