Update: Hackers issue ‘ransom demands’ to NHS IT supplier: Fears MILLIONS of confidential patient records could be leaked after major cyber attack

Joe Davies reports an update to the ransomware attack on Advanced that impacted the NHS 111 system: Hackers are holding an IT firm that supplies NHS trusts to ransom following a cyber attack last week, according to sources. Health bosses are concerned criminals have access to confidential health records and could leak them if their demands...

Malaysian payment gateway platform iPay88 suffers data leak, card data may be compromised

Raymond Saw reports: If you typically use contactless payment methods, chances are that you’ve used iPay88 even without realising it. iPay88 is one of Malaysia’s biggest payment gateway platforms, providing point-of-sale solutions for plenty of merchants throughout Malaysia and the region. As such, it’s understandably quite worrying to know then that iPay88 has suffered a...

Newton Falls schools report possible security breach

Staff reports: The school district said it has been made aware of a possible security breach impacting several students’ Social Security numbers and potential tax fraud. District administrators and the schools’ technology department actively are investigating the issue “but at this time, we have no evidence of a security breach through Newton Falls Exempted Village...

$8 Million Multistate Settlement Resolves 2019 Waa Data Breach Investigation

Kirk Nahra and Amy Gopinathan of Wilmer Hale write: State Attorneys General settle with Wawa, Inc. for 2019 data breach that compromised approximately 34 million payment cards used by consumers. On July 26, 2022, Acting New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that New Jersey is co-leading an $8 million multistate settlement with Wawa, Inc....

Malware attacks reported by three Japanese entities

Two of the following incidents occurred in June; the first one is recent: WDB Holdings Co. Ltd confirms ransomware attack WDB Group (WDB Holdings) issued the following statement on August 2: Since August 1, 2022, we have been experiencing an issue that prevents us from accessing the mail system and file servers of our...

German school hit by ransomware

inFranken reports (machine translation): The computer systems of the Simon-Marius-Gymnasium in Gunzenhausen were temporarily unavailable last week. The reason for this was a cyber attack. The district office of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen provided information about this in a press release on Tuesday (09/08/2022). The search for those responsible is now beginning. “This resulted in the deletion...

Former Twitter Employee Found Guilty of Acting as an Agent of a Foreign Government and Unlawfully Sharing Twitter User Information

A federal jury yesterday convicted a former Media Partnerships Manager for the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region at Twitter of acting as a foreign agent without notice to the Attorney General, conspiracy, wire fraud, international money laundering, and falsification of records in a federal investigation. The verdict follows a two-week trial before the Honorable...