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Russian Hackers Target Dutch LNG Terminal

Alex Kimani reports: Russian hackers have been doing “exploratory research” into the systems of the Dutch LNG terminals, trying to find ways into the systems, American cyber security company Dragos has reported. According to Dragos’ Casey Brooks, hacker groups Xenotime and Kamacite have been poking at the digital systems of Gasunie’s LNG terminal in Eemshaven in Rotterdam. The FBI...

Iran blames Israel for Fars News Agency hack

The Jewish News Syndicate reports: Iran has blamed foreign countries, including Israel, for a cyber attack on its semi-official Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, AFP reported on Saturday. Fars said in a statement posted to Telegram that its website was disrupted on Friday by a “complex hacking and cyberattack operation,...

Reminder that small-n medical privacy breaches can cause harm

Over on PogoWasRight.org this morning, I linked to a post by Eric Goldman involving litigation over a medical privacy breach.  One plaintiff claimed to have suffered significant harm in her life due to a hospital employee mailing her information to an unrelated third party who then posted it online. I mention that case because...

Southampton County, Virginia reports ransomware incident (updated)

Add Southampton County in Virginia to any list you may be keeping of governments hit by ransomware.  According to their notification: On September 6, 2022, a single server at Southampton was encrypted by a cyber criminal. Fortunately, Southampton fought off this cyber-attack with no interruption to essential County operations. However, after Southampton recovered from...