Waikato DHB wins injunction to stop Radio NZ using hacked data

Stuff reports: Waikato District Health Board has succeeded in court action to stop Radio New Zealand using data taken in a cyber-attack. In a decision released on Wednesday, the health board has won an interim injunction through the High Court restraining Radio NZ from accessing stolen data without consent and to permanently delete that...

UK: Isle of Wight schools hit by ransomware

Computing reports: Six schools on the Isle of Wight have been hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in the encryption of data and may delay the start of the new term. The attack, which encrypted data, hit the schools and their umbrella organisation the Isle of Wight of Education Federation between July 28th...

Paxton Newspaper Employees’ Data Copied, Company Reveals

Kyle Massey reports: Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky, which owns the Jonesboro Sun, the Batesville Guard, the Daily Citizen of Searcy and other Arkansas newspapers, suffered a cyber attack that potentially compromised employees’ birthdates, Social Security numbers and banking data. The newspaper chain, which has been in acquisition mode, owns a total of...

Coghlin Electrical Co. hit with ransomware attack

Monica Benevides reports: Worcester contractor Coghlin Electrical Corp. experienced a ransomware attack on Monday , although compromised files have been recovered, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported Friday. When reached via email by WBJ, Coghlin CEO Sue Mailman declined to expand on the situation. From the earlier report and this one, it sounds...

Research finds cyber-snoops working for ‘Chinese state interests’ lurking in SE Asian telco networks since 2017

Gareth Halfacree reports: Attack protection specialist Cybereason has fingered threat actors working on behalf of “Chinese state interests” as being behind attacks on telcos operating in Southeast Asia – with some having been prowling the penetrated networks for information on high-value targets since 2017. Cybereason’s DeadRinger report, published today, described the attacks as being carried...

Insurance Broker Gallagher Sued Over Ransomware Attack

Andrew G. Simpson reports: Insurance and benefits broker Arthur J. Gallagher is the target of a proposed class action lawsuit over a ransomware attack it suffered in 2020. The plaintiffs allege that Gallagher failed to follow federal and state government and industry standards to protect their personal information from hackers and failed to adequately...

An interview with BlackMatter

Curious about the new kids on the ransomware block and whether they are really new kids or just old hands forming a new group? Read this great interview by Dmitry Smilyanets on The Record.

Ca: SD73’s insurance provider for international students suffers cybersecurity breach

CFJC reports: School District No. 73 (SD73, Kamloops-Thompson) said it was notified that guard.me, the travel and medical insurance provider for its international student program, experienced a cybersecurity breach incident. Personal information that may be impacted by this incident includes identity information, contact information, and other information provided to support submitted claims. Read more...