In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the lasting effects of the takedown of the Hive ransomware group, why the U.S. government is warning of a surge in Russian DDoS attacks on hospitals, and why the lack of transparency in U.S. breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
The Identity Theft Resource Center's 2022 Annual Data Breach Report reveals a near-record number of compromises - the second-highest number in 17 years. ITRC COO James Lee worries that a sudden lack of transparency in breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
ISACA's recently published Privacy in Practice 2023 survey report shares new research related to the privacy workforce, privacy skills, privacy by design and the future of privacy. Expert Safia Kazi shares ways organizations can align privacy goals with business objectives.
Serial entrepreneur Arvind Parthasarathi has started the company Cygnvs, which streamlines and secures communication between internal and external stakeholders after a cyberattack. Cygnvs emerged from stealth with 90 employees, 1,000 customers, $55 million of funding and a generally available tool.
Gen Digital, owner of the Norton LifeLock brand, is notifying more than 6,000 U.S. individuals that hackers might have the valid credentials for logging onto their Norton Password Manager after the company detected a credential stuffing attack in December.
The Vice Society ransomware group today claimed responsibility for a December 2022 attack on an Australian state fire department that led to a widespread IT outage. Fire Rescue Victoria warned current and former employees and job applicants of data leak.
Hacking and third-party business associate incidents were the crux of the largest health data breaches reported to federal regulators in 2022, foreshadowing the top risks and threats that will likely plague healthcare entities and their vendors in the new year, as well.
Pennsylvania-based nonprofit Maternal and Family Health Services this week revealed a ransomware attack in April 2022 that compromised patient medical and financial data. Information accessed in the breach includes names, addresses and Social Security numbers.
A municipal ambulance services provider that serves 15 cities in a Texas county has reported to federal regulators a ransomware breach potentially affecting 612,000 individuals, which is equivalent to nearly 30% of the county's 2.1 million population.
Hosting giant Rackspace says the recent ransomware attack resulted in Microsoft Exchange data for 27 customer organizations being accessed by attackers. But it says a digital forensic investigation has found "no evidence" that attackers "viewed, obtained, misused or disseminated emails or data."
CircleCI, which is used by over 1 million developers to build, test and deploy software, has issued a brief security alert warning all customers to immediately "rotate any secrets stored in CircleCI" as it continues to probe a suspected two-week intrusion.
A member of a criminal data breach forum that tried to sell the email addresses of 400 million Twitter users to CEO Elon Musk last month has now posted the stolen data for anyone to download for free. The 63GB of data includes names, handles, creation dates, follower counts and email addresses.
Hundreds of U.S. counties continue to work with pen and paper after a cyberattack on their digital records management vendor last week disrupted methods to view, add and edit government records. The attack slowed the processing of birth certificates, marriage licenses and real estate transactions.
Rail and locomotive company Wabtec Corp. notified customers about a data breach that exposed some individuals' personal and sensitive information. Ransomware-as-a-service group LockBit posted the data on its leak site after the company refused to pay a $30 million ransom.
Rackspace says the ransomware-wielding attackers who disrupted its hosted Microsoft Exchange Server environment last month wielded a zero-day exploit, described by CrowdStrike as being "a previously undisclosed exploit method for Exchange," to gain remote, direct access to servers it hosted.