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UPMC Settles 2014 Data Breach Litigation for $2.65 Million

HIPAA Journal reports that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has agreed to a $2.65 million settlement to resolve a data breach lawsuit filed by employees affected by a February 2014 data breach that resulted in many employees becoming victims of tax refund fraud. Read about the terms of the settlement on HIPAA...

Kaseya obtains universal decryptor for REvil ransomware victims

Lawrence Abrams reports: … Today, Kaseya has stated that they received a universal decryptor for the ransomware attack from a “trusted third party” and are now distributing it to affected customers. “We can confirm we obtained a decryptor from a trusted third party but can’t share anymore about the source,” Kaseya’s SVP Corporate Marketing...

Talbert House investigating hack and theft of employee and client data

On July 9, threat actors calling themselves “Marketo” added a listing to their leak site for Talbert House in Ohio. Talbert House is an agency with a network of services focusing on prevention, assessment, treatment and reintegration for clients with a variety of issues. Their affiliates include the Council on Child Abuse of Southern...

CA: Threat actors dump tens of thousands of driver’s license images and several thousand credit reports for customers of Walter’s Automotive Group

Credit reports for a few thousand customers of Audi Ontario and Porsche Ontario dealerships were dumped by ransomware threat actors who claim they locked Walter’s Automotive Group and exfiltrated data, but Walter’s would not respond to them. More than 22,000 driver’s license images were also in the data dump.  If you bought an Audi...

Ransomware incident at major cloud provider disrupts real estate, title industry

Catalin Cimpanu reports: A ransomware incident at Cloudstar, a cloud hosting service and managed service provider for several industry sectors, has disrupted the activities of hundreds of companies. Cloudstar, which operates several data centers across the US, is primarily known in the mortgage, title insurance, real estate, legal, finance, and local government sector, where...