Of Note

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits at Least 20 Local Governments In Texas

Trey Shaar reports: A coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 20 local government entities in Texas, the Texas Department of Information Resources said. It would not release information about which local governments have been affected. The department said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is coordinating support from other state agencies through the Texas...

Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group notifying 85,000 patients of ransomware incident; Not all EMR have been recovered

Back in July, this site noted a media report about a ransomware attack on Grays Harbor Community Hospital. At the time, and although the incident had first been reported in the media on June 19, the hospital was still not disclosing a lot of details. Yesterday, the hospital issued a formal notice about the...

Two more leaks expose Indian citizens’ personal and medical information

This week, DataBreaches.net learned that a civil court in Bengaluru had issued a preliminary junction prohibiting this site from publishing anything about a data security incident involving 1to1Help.net.  This site received notice of the injunction five days after the article appeared. At the same time, I learned that 1to1Help.net had filed a criminal complaint...

Education software glitch gives predators easy access to school kids

Christopher Harris reports: Australia’s top cyber safety boss has warned that strangers can directly contact students via a privacy glitch in education software, which is available to every public school student in NSW. The loophole allows predators to verify a student’s email using Google Hangouts and then contact them directly or by sharing a...

1to1Help.net gets injunction against DataBreaches.net; Seeks criminal charges against blogger

From the you-really-should-have-read-my-About-page dept: In today’s episode of “Shoot the Messenger,” a company in India that apparently didn’t want me reporting on their data leak got a court there to issue an injunction barring me from publishing. They also filed a criminal complaint against me and this blog based on what appears to be...