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Bank of America reveals data breach in PPP application process

Caroline Hudson reports: Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has revealed a possible data breach on business clients’ information for the Paycheck Protection Program. The breach occurred on April 22, as BofA uploaded PPP applications onto the U.S. Small Business Administration’s test platform, according to a filing with the California Attorney General’s Office. The...

Ransomware attack targets Nipissing First Nation

Michael Lee reports: Nipissing First Nation (NFN) has confirmed it was the victim of a ransomware attack earlier this month that affected the administration’s computers and server. The First Nation provided an update about the attack in the June issue of its monthly newsletter Enkamgak. According to the statement, administration discovered the attack May...

One down: Nathan Wyatt of thedarkoverlord agrees to plead guilty

A U.K. man extradited to the U.S. in December to stand trial for his role in thedarkoverlord (TDO) has agreed to plea guilty to resolve all charges against him. Nathan Francis Wyatt, also known as “Crafty Cockney,” has agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from his role in some of thedarkoverlord’s attacks on...

Kentucky unemployment website experienced April data breach

Another state has reported a breach or leak involving a state portal for filing unemployment claims.  Fox19 reports:  Kentucky officials reported Thursday what Gov. Andy Beshear described as a “data breach” in the state’s unemployment insurance web portal. The so-called breach took place on April 23, according to a release from Kentucky’s Education and...

AU: Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users

Fiona Wilan reports: A large data leak from an AFL fan website has exposed about 70 million records online, including private conversations between users, according to cyber security researchers. Aussie Rules forum Bigfooty.com has about 100,000 users – although it’s not known how many were affected. The site has now started to contact users to notify...