Phishing

St. Joseph Hospital employee information leaked in phishing scam

News12 reports: A Passaic County hospital says that a security breach caused some personal information about some of its employees to get out. Saint Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson says that a phishing scam has led to the unintentional disclosure of employee information, including social security numbers. “The information disclosed did not include any...

Oregon man pleads guilty to “phishing” celebrity nude photos

AP reports: An Oregon man who accessed hundreds of email accounts and stole explicit photos of celebrities pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony hacking charge in Los Angeles. Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nude or explicit photos from 13 people, including some...

NY: Phishing scheme may have resulted in tax refund fraud

There’s an update to a reported phishing attack involving Hudson City School District. John Mason and Roger Hannigan report: The phishing scam that netted the Social Security numbers of all Hudson City School District staff members has moved in a troubling new direction. Several staff members, according to District Superintendent Maria Suttmeier, have started...

Former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee Pleads Guilty to Attempted Spear-Phishing Cyber-Attack on Department of Energy Computers

There’s a follow-up to a case I first noted in May of 2015. Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, a former employee of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal offense stemming from an attempted e-mail “spear-phishing” attack in January 2015 that targeted dozens of...

NY: Hudson City School District employees hit by phishing scheme

Teachers in Lawrence Public Schools in Massachusetts weren’t the only school personnel hit by a phishing scheme this past week.  Jillian Nadiack reports that Hudson City School District personnel were also hit. And although the Superintendent didn’t answer a direct question about whether anyone fell for the two emails, it sounds like at least some did:...