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Industrial Equipment Supplier Hit by Cyberattack

The systems of industrial equipment supplier Advanced Flexible Composites Inc. were reportedly hacked on January 17, 2016. Advanced Flexible Composites is based in Lake in the Hills, Illinois and produces fluoropolymer-coated and silicone-coated fabrics and other products. The cyberattack allegedly prevented the company from carrying out typical business operations, such as processing quote and order … More

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Sunrun Hit By W-2 Spear-Phishing Scam

The latest organization to fall victim to a widespread W-2 phishing scam is San Francisco-based solar electricity provider Sunrun. The company claims a cybercriminal impersonating Sunrun Chief Executive Officer Lynn Jurich sent a spear-phishing email to the payroll department on January 20, 2017. The attacker requested W-2 tax documents for all employees. The targeted employee … More

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University Internet Shut Down by DDoS Attacks

The network of an undisclosed university in the United States was recently disrupted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks caused by targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. An official with the university discovered more than 5,000 IoT devices connected to the school’s network were manipulated to continually search for seafood through DNS requests. The same search … More

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Fast-Food Chain Popeyes Discloses Card Breach

The fast-food chain Popeyes, also known as CCC Restaurant Enterprises, LLC, disclosed a widespread card breach at locations in the United States. The potential card breach affects Popeyes customers who visited certain locations between May 5, 2016 and August 18, 2016. CCC Restaurant claims the locations impacted by the point-of-sale malware no longer pose a … More

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Texas Police Office Loses Data over Ransomware Attack

A police department in Cockrell Hill, Texas lost eight years of digital evidence and other data after its systems were hit by a ransomware attack. The Texas police department was hit by a ransomware attack in December 2016, according to reports. The Cockrell Hill office refused to pay the ransom of $4,000 worth in Bitcoin … More

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San Antonio Symphony Suffers Data Breach

Cybercriminals targeted the computer systems of the San Antonio Symphony and stole personal information belonging to 250 employees. The organization confirmed the breach, which reportedly occurred on Monday, February 13, 2017. The attackers accessed and stole a database containing personal data of Symphony employees, including full names, dates of birth, home addresses and Social Security … More

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CoPilot Provider Support Services Discloses Breach

CoPilot Provider Support Services is currently notifying approximately 220,000 patients of doctor’s offices that use the company’s services of a data breach. The company is notifying thousands of patients of a data breach around a year after the incident occurred in October 2015. CoPilot was “made aware of and managed an unauthorized access of one … More

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Ohio County Suffers Ransomware Attack

Cybercriminals targeted the computer systems of Licking County government in Ohio with ransomware forcing the network offline. The ransomware reportedly infected Licking County’s network, websites, phones and computer systems. The county government discovered the attack on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Officials shut off all eligible servers to prevent the ransomware from spreading and preserve county … More

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Missouri Hospital Falls for W-2 Phishing Scam

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Missouri is the latest organization to fall victim to a W-2 phishing scam. An unidentified cybercriminal reportedly sent a phishing email to a hospital official requesting W-2 tax forms for all Citizens Memorial Hospital employees. The member of staff, who believed the email to be legitimate, ultimately complied with the request … More

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Interpreters Unlimited Exposes Critical Data

The California-based translation company Interpreters Unlimited (IU) acknowledged a major data breach exposed critical corporate and financial data online. MacKeeper researchers discovered the vulnerable data on the Web with no password protection, and worked to notify the company of the incident. The translation and interpreter company had an unprotected, misconfigured backup drive that left thousands … More

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