The "Cuba" ransomware gang has hit Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which processes data from California's Department of Motor Vehicles as well as many cities in Washington. Victim organizations say AFTS is investigating the incident and that an unknown amount of individuals' data was exposed.
A California-based eye care provider – which also handles billing and other administrative services for a separate local surgery practice – says its online storage vendor was recently hit by hackers and paid a ransom for the return of patient data stolen from both entities.
Many of the major health data breaches added to the federal tally so far this year involve business associates, continuing a trend in recent years. The largest of those is an incident reported by a children's health and dental insurance plan provider involving a website hosting vendor.
Nebraska Medicine/UNMC has just begun notifying 219,000 individuals of a hacking incident that was discovered last September. The lag between breach discovery and notification illustrates the difficulties organizations often face in incident response, some security experts say.
Two more breaches have been tied to the vulnerable 20-year-old Accellion File Transfer Appliance. The latest victims are Singapore telecom company Singtel and Australian medical research institute QIMR Berghofer.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the critical security issues raised by the hacking of a Florida city water treatment plant. Also featured: The CISO of the World Health Organization discusses supply chain security; hackers steal celebrities' cryptocurrency.
The Conti cybercrime gang has reportedly leaked sensitive patient data, as well as employee records, on a darknet site following recent hacker attacks on a two healthcare organizations in Florida and Texas.
The decline in the total number of U.S. data breaches in 2020 isn't all good news; it reflects that hackers are changing their tactics, says James Lee of the Identity Theft Resource Center, who offers an analysis of the center's new data breach report.
Embedded software vendor Wind River Systems is investigating a security incident within its internal network, according to a notification filed with California authorities. The data that may have been exposed includes Social Security numbers and passport details.
A data breach of a Washington state auditor's system exposed 1.4 million unemployment claimants’ records. The breach stemmed from an exploit of an unpatched system from Accellion, and the state says it was never notified of the flaw. But Accellion says it notified customers and offered a patch in December.
An organization that administers a children’s dental and health insurance program in Florida took down its online application platform after it discovered the company that hosted its website apparently failed to address vulnerabilities over a seven-year period, resulting in the exposure of personal data.
Wireless carrier UScellular is investigating an incident involving hackers tricking employees into downloading malicious software that compromised a customer relationship management platform, exposing personal data.
A recent breach involving a legacy electronic health record system that a small specialty medical practice used before becoming part of a larger healthcare entity shows the potential security risks that can follow mergers and acquisitions.
The Austrian construction equipment manufacturing firm Palfinger AG reports being hit with a cyberattack that has knocked the majority of its worldwide IT infrastructure offline, eliminating its ability to use email and conduct business.
Security vendor SonicWall is investigating what the company calls a "coordinated attack" against its internal network by threat actors using a zero-day exploit within the company's remote access products. SonicWall is urging customers to apply temporary fixes to secure VPNs and gateways.