Phishing

Puerto Rico Loses $2.6 Million in Phishing Scam

AP reports: Puerto Rico’s government has lost more than $2.6 million by falling for an email phishing scam, a senior official said Wednesday. The finance director of the island’s Industrial Development Company, Rubén Rivera, said in a complaint filed with police Wednesday that the agency sent the money to a fraudulent account. Read more...

Golden Entertainment addresses data breach

Casino Beats reports: Golden Entertainment has notified customers, employees, and vendors of an incident involving unauthorised access to employee’ email accounts. The investigation undertaken by Golden Entertainment led to the finding that access was obtained to the email accounts multiple times between 30 May 2019 and 6 October 2019. Despite the findings in regards...

Phishing scam targets St. Louis Community College; private information exposed

Kevin S. Held reports: More than 5,100 St. Louis Community College students and employees had their personal information accessed via a phishing scam. The data breach was discovered on January 13, according to a spokesperson for the college. Cybercriminals targeted employees and students through “a series of email phishing attacks” which ultimately gave them...

VillageCareMAX & VillageCare Rehabilitative & Nursing Center Notices of Data Privacy Incident After Business Email Compromise

The following is part of the notice Village Senior Services Corporation d/b/a VillageCareMAX posted on their website. Note that the attacker was apparently requesting names and Medicaid ID numbers, which makes me wonder what the plan for misuse was — insurance fraud, perhaps? VillageCareMAX (“VCMAX”) is providing notice of an incident that may affect...