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PrimeWest Warns Patients of Third-Party Breach

PrimeWest Health in Minnesota is notifying members of a ransomware attack against a third-party vendor that potentially affects their data. Summit Reinsurance Services Inc. reportedly suffered a ransomware attack in March 2016. The breach affected members of clients in a range of industries, including Black Hawk College in Illinois. PrimeWest Health notified the Department of … More

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Princeton Pain Management Notifies Patients of Breach

Princeton Pain Management in New Jersey is notifying 4,668 patients of a data breach that occurred on November 28, 2016. The medical facility claims there is no evidence that patient data was stolen from the system. However, unauthorized individuals did access the protected health information (PHI) of Princeton Pain Management’s patients. The hackers allegedly accessed … More

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Hacker Defaces Trump Fundraising Website

An Iraqi hacker, who uses the handle “Pro_Mast3r,” breached a server hosting a fundraising website for President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The server, secure2.donaldjtrump.com, is not directly linked to the official Trump Pence campaign’s website. However, the certificate is legitimate and appears to be an official Trump campaign server. The Iraqi hacker defaced the website’s … More

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Tennessee School District Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

Tipton County Schools in Tennessee is the latest school district to succumb to a W-2 phishing email scam aiming to steal employee tax return data. Tipton County Director of Schools Dr. William “Buddy” Bibb notified staff that an unauthorized individual obtained employee records, according to reports. A Tipton County employee allegedly fell for a phishing … More

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Michigan Cancer Treatment Provider Discloses Breach

Singh & Arora Oncology Hematology PC in Michigan is notifying around 22,000 patients of a data breach that occurred in 2016. The Michigan cancer treatment provider notified the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the incident affected 16,000 patients on October 21, 2016. Singh & Arora learned in August 2016 that unauthorized users … More

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Lexington Medical Center Suffers Data Breach

Lexington Medical Center in South Carolina is notifying current and former employees of a data breach that may have compromised their personal data. The hospital reportedly discovered the breach to its employee information database portal on Friday, February 17, 2017. The eConnect/Peoplesoft database contains personally identifiable information on current and former employees, including names, W-2 … More

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Hackers Spread Fake Banking Emails with Malware

Cybercriminals are spreading a new malware strain through phishing emails specifically designed to target bank customers. The malware is designed to log keystrokes and steal users’ passwords and Bitcoins from cryptocurrency digital wallets, according to reports. Researchers warn this phishing scam poses as a bank transfer notification, which contains an attachment that is laden with … More

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W-2 Phishing Scam Hits Illinois Steel Company Staff

Employees of Alton Steel Inc. in Illinois are reporting cases of tax refund fraud after hackers breached the company’s computer system via a phishing scam. The cybercriminals reportedly breached Alton Steel’s computer system on February 2, 2017. The company became aware of the intrusion a few days later on February 5, 2017. Alton Steel Inc. … More

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Hacker Steals Thousands of Airsoft GI Forum Accounts

A hacker targeted gun retailer Airsoft GI’s official web forum and reportedly stole over 65,000 user accounts. The hacker told reporters he hacked the forum in January 2017, and recently uploaded the stolen data to a Dropbox account. Researchers who analyzed the stolen data found the total number of compromised Airsoft GI forum user accounts … More

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Gurnick Academy Instructor Hit by Ransomware

An instructor at the nursing school Gurnick Academy based in San Mateo, California was targeted in a ransomware attack. The attackers reportedly targeted a specific instructor’s computer system with malware and encrypted all files on the drive. Val Paschenko, the IT department manager of Gurnick, said the instructor received a ransom demand of 1 Bitcoin, … More

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