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Optus Under $1 Million Extortion Threat in Data Breach

Jeremy Kirk has done a terrific job of investigating and reporting on what we know so far about the Optus data leak and extortion attempt. He reports: Early Saturday, a person going by the nickname “Optusdata” published two samples of the purported stolen data on a well-known data leak forum. The attacker writes that...

GA: Former Dalton police officer sentenced to five years on probation for computer invasion of privacy and violating oath of office

Charles Oliver reports on an insider-wrongdoing case that was taken seriously: A former Dalton Police Department officer has been sentenced to five years on probation after pleading guilty to computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath by a public officer, according to District Attorney Bert Poston. Trevin Dane Stover of Resaca must also...

Ca: Yukon education department accidentally leaks student data

Chris Windeyer reports: A few errant keystrokes by an education department worker exposed the data of more than 500 Yukon students, according to a notification obtained by CBC News. “he breach involves a risk of significant harm to your privacy,” reads the letter to affected students. The letter says names, phone numbers, email addresses,...

Correction

On September 20, DataBreaches published a post about an alleged hack of Ask.FM data from what was described as a March, 2020 hack.  Ask.FM had not replied to this site’s inquiries by the time of publication.  Ask.FM  replied today and reminded me that they had addressed this same claimed hack in December 2021 when...

Hackers steal South Carolina fire department’s paychecks

Bethany Fowler reports: Hackers allegedly stole over $8,000 in paychecks following an email hack from an Upstate fire department. According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Reidville Fire Department located at 3380 Hwy 417 on a report of fraud/payroll theft. Read more at News2.

Bits ‘n Pieces (Trozos y Piezas)

Cl: Guacamaya Group leaks emails from Joint Chiefs of Staff El Estado Mayor Conjunto De Chile (EMCO), the advisory body of the Chilean Ministry of Defense, was the victim of a data leak. Thousands of emails were leaked online by the hacktivist group, Guacamaya in “Operation Repressive Forces. About 10TB of emails from military...