Breach at Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital affects patients and employees’ personal and protected health information

Sara Tomarelli reports: Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital has notified patients and employees of a security breach that potentially affected their personal information. According to a press release from Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital the breach was discovered in their system on September 7, 2021, when the hospital experienced a security incident involving unauthorized access and...

WI: Janesville schools hit with ransomware attack locking digital systems

Jaymes Langrehr reports: The School District of Janesville says it was hit with a ransomware attack over the weekend, locking students, staff and parents out of several web-based systems and programs. In a Facebook post Monday, the district said their IT team noticed irregularities in the district’s network, and an investigation found code in...

National Rifle Association hacked by Grief?

This one could be interesting, if verified and depending on what data the threat actors may have acquired. Grief has added the NRA to their dedicated leak site. So far, they have dumped two screencaps and a file with grants information as proof of claim. One of the screencaps included some financial data. Depending...

Schreiber Foods hit with cyberattack; milk processing plants closed

Jan Shepel reports: Milk distribution was in disarray in Wisconsin this week as one of the state’s larger milk processors, Schreiber Foods, was victimized by hackers demanding a rumored $2.5 million ransom to unlock their computer systems. The cyberattack on the dairy processor came just as the New York Times published a front-page article...

Warwick Valley Dispatch social media platform breached

The Warwick Valley Dispatch has a brief notice on their web site: On October 17, 2021; Warwick Valley Dispatch became aware of suspicious and unauthorized activity and discovered a breach in our social media platforms. The breach did not expose any sensitive data to potential risk, and no highly sensitive, personal information has been...

Nz: ACC ‘has work to do’ to regain trust after privacy breach – Govt

The need for appropriate access controls to sensitive information is an issue everywhere. ACC is New Zealanders’ government-provided insurance coverage for many personal injury claims. As such, the employees have access to files with personal and often sensitive information. 1News reports: ACC “has work to do” to regain Kiwis’ trust that their private information...

Cyber-attack hits UK internet phone providers

BBC reports: An “unprecedented” and co-ordinated cyber-attack has struck multiple UK-based providers of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services, according to an industry body. Industry body Comms Council UK said several of its members had been targeted by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent weeks. “An overall threat has been made to...

UK: Thousands of human error data breaches at Hampshire County Council

Timothy Edgley reports: Hampshire County Council has been ranked as the worst county authority in the country for human error data breaches. New research from VPNOverview, which carries out extensive research on VPNs, online privacy, security and internet freedom, has shown that Hampshire County Council has recorded thousands of human error data breaches in...

NJ: Pinelands Regional School District Investigates Data Breach

Stephanie Faughnan reports: The Pinelands Regional School District acknowledged last week their investigation of a data breach that included information about personnel and students. In mid-March of this year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa McCooley received notification from the wife former board president Thomas “Tommy” Williams that her husband would be undergoing an emergency...