Cybercrime

Feds: Hackers May Target Hospitals with Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency released a report on Wednesday addressing the ongoing threats that hackers pose to American hospitals. In September, hackers successfully hobbled the computer systems at over 250 medical facilities operated by Univeral Health Services.

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Ransomware Hackers Leak Personal Data from Nevada School District

Confidential personal data was compromised by hackers that targeted the Clark County School District in Clark County, Nevada, last week. A cybersecurity firm claims that the hackers publicly released all of the documents they gained access to after the district refused to pay the ransom. The compromised data includes the social security numbers of district employees.

A coalition of Israeli diplomats, programmers and hackers have joined forces to stave off threats by identifying bot networks on social media and getting them removed

Wawa Payment System Data Breach Hits ‘Potentially All’ Locations

A data breach based on malware in the payment system of iconic east coast convenience store chain Wawa that struck “potentially all” of its locations may have compromised the payment details of a large number of customers. Wawa leadership apologized to customers for the breach in a letter over the weekend.

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Hack Impacts 23K in Texas School District

The personal information of thousands may have been compromised by a security breach in San Antonio’s largest school district, only it happened in August and the affected students and staffers are first learning about it now.

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EU, Internet Giants Join Forces To Fight Online Extremism

The European Union launched a forum bringing together Internet firms like Google, Facebook and Twitter as well as law enforcement agencies to combat online extremism. The move comes amid growing alarm in Europe over the use of social media as

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UCLA Health Data Unencrypted–and No Policy to Report Lost Laptops

It is not surprising that hackers broke into the UCLA’s health system to try to gain access to some of the 4.5 million patients’ records, given the sheer scale of personal health data that has been compromised. But what is shocking is that those records were never protected with a basic encryption, and lost laptops were not required to be reported. Although UCLA said there was no evidence at this time that any patient files were taken, the investigation is ongoing.

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