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Luxottica hacker attack returned

Marco A. De Felice reports: As reported by Ansa , the production and logistics plants of Agordo and Sedico were shut down yesterday morning due to an unspecified ” computer system failure”. After yesterday’s block of the second work shift, with employees invited (via SMS) not to come to the company, in the evening the company had...

Details of 540,000 sports referees taken in failed ransomware attack

Catalin Cimpanu reports: A company that provides software for sports leagues to manage referees and game officials has disclosed a security incident that impacted around 540,000 of its registered members — consisting of referees, league officials, and school representatives. ArbiterSports, the official software provider for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and many other...

Spokane health district apologizes for accidental disclosure of personal health info

Megan Carroll reports: The Spokane Regional Health District is apologizing on Monday after it accidentally disclosed personal health information to a partner agency. According to a press release, SRHD discovered the unauthorized disclosure to Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Recipients included school administrations and nursing staff. Read more on...

Montefiore employee terminated after data breach affected up to 4,000 patient records

Jeff Lagasse reports: On Friday, Montefiore Medical Center alerted patients that a former employee had recently stolen personal information from roughly 4,000 patient records, which led Montefiore to terminate the employee upon learning of the security breach and potential identity theft. Read more on Healthcare Finance. Their story appears to have a typo in it, though: ...

Leading U.S. laser developer IPG Photonics hit with ransomware

Lawrence Abrams reports: IPG Photonics, a leading U.S. developer of fiber lasers for cutting, welding, medical use, and laser weaponry has suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting their operations. I wasn’t going to even note this attack on this site, but then I read this: A partial ransom note seen by BleepingComputer also...