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Education Industry at Higher Risk for IT Security Issues Due to Lack of Remote and Hybrid Work Policies

POWAY, Calif., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced findings for the education sector from the Apricorn 2021 Global IT Security Survey.  According to the survey, the education industry has a greater risk for cybersecurity breaches and data loss than other industries due to limited IT...

NY Comptroller Audit: Mount Pleasant Central School District – Information Technology User Accounts (2021M-31)

When, if ever, will there be actual consequences for school districts that still do not practice basic security hygiene?  Comptroller DiNapoli has released yet another k-12 district IT audit where the  are results so bad that they won’t make them public.  From the state’s summary: Audit Objective Determine whether Mount Pleasant Central School District...

Tokyo 2020 reportedly suffers ticket-related data breach

Michael Pavitt reports: Login identification and passwords of some Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ticketholders has reportedly been leaked online. Japanese news agency Kyodo quoted an unnamed Government official, who said the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee had launched an investigation into the issue. Read more on InsideTheGames.

Emma Willard School hit by ransomware attack

Kathleen Moore reports: Emma Willard School has been dealing with a ransomware attack that struck the school last week, school Head Jennifer Rao said in a letter to the school community. Personal financial information for some members of the Emma Willard community was stolen. Employees’ Social Security numbers were also taken, she said in...

Nearly 58K targeted in Florida CONNECT website data breach, DEO says

WESH reports: Nearly 58,000 people were targeted in a data breach of Florida’s CONNECT website, the Florida Department of Economics has confirmed. The DEO said it learned of the data break on July 16 involving potentially fraudulent activity. Information that may have been accessed within the accounts included social security numbers, driver’s license numbers,...

Breaking News: You can’t believe everything you read on RaidForums….*

CyberNews recently published a post about an alleged breach of Humana.com. In their reporting, they repeated a claim on Raid Forums by  “Bandido Revolution” that data they were posting on RaidForums “…was acquired from US insurance giant Humana and includes detailed medical records of the company’s health plan members dating back to 2019.”  Elsewhere...

De: Hidden crypto farm in Frankfurt restaurant exposed

Hessenchau reports: During hygiene checks in a Frankfurt restaurant, investigators came across a suspected crypto farm. This is not only illegal, but also dangerous in this case: the computers were next to gas bottles. While inspecting a restaurant in downtown Frankfurt, investigators from the city police came across a suspected crypto farm. It was...

Hospital worker stole identities of dying California patients in COVID scam, feds say

Helen Wegner reports: A hospital employee is accused of sharing patient identities with scammers who then fraudulently tried to obtain their COVID-19 unemployment benefits, according to court documents unsealed this week. Matthew Lombardo worked at the Scripps Health hospital in San Diego as a patient service representative where he obtained and verified patient information,...