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Dozens of institutional abuse victims to sue over data breach

Claire Simpson reports an update to an email gaffe breach that I had characterized as one of the worst breaches in 2020. I had been somewhat surprised to later read that four out of five victims groups were backing Brendan McAllister. I am not surprised that at least some of those exposed by the...

T-Mobile discloses data breach after SIM swapping attacks

Sergiu Gatlan reports: American telecommunications provider T-Mobile has disclosed a data breach after an unknown number of customers were apparently affected by SIM swap attacks. In a data breach notice sent to impacted customers on February 9, 2021, and filed with US attorney generals’ offices, T-Mobile revealed that an unknown attacker gained access to customers’...

NL: Secondary school in Lochem pays ransom after cyber attack criminals

NOS reports: Staring College, with offices in Lochem and Borculo, has paid ransom to cyber criminals who locked files. School board member Carlien Krist-Spit tells Omroep Gelderland that payment has been made to prevent education from being given for a longer period of time. The school noted the attack on Tuesday. A lot of data suddenly turned out...