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Arkansas School District Hit by Ransomware Attack

Valley Springs School District in Arkansas acknowledged its systems were locked out by a recent ransomware attack. The hackers allegedly demanded £7,000, or approximately $8,500 worth, to unlock the school district’s encrypted systems. Superintendent Judy Green notified staff of the ransomware attack that locked the system. Green said the Arkansas school district will not pay … More

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Hackers Hit 70 Percent of D.C. Police Camera Network

Hackers reportedly infected 70 percent of storage devices that record and host data from District of Columbia police surveillance cameras. The cybercriminals allegedly infected the devices a little over a week before the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. The D.C. department was forced to carry out a major reinstall process for all infected devices, … More

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Manatee County Schools Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

The data of thousands of Manatee County School employees is at risk after a couple of employees fell for a targeted W-2 phishing scam. A cybercriminal reportedly sent an email impersonating Manatee County Superintendent Diana Greene to the employees. The hacker requested all W-2 tax forms for 7,700 county employees in the phishing email. The … More

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Coachella Customer Data for Sale on the Darknet

A hacker, who uses the handle Berkut, allegedly posted more than 950,000 Coachella user accounts for sale on the Darknet. The hacker posted the stolen user accounts for the popular music festival on the Darknet marketplace Tochka, according to reports. “Coachella complete database dump from this month,” the hacker allegedly wrote on the marketplace. The … More

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Hacker Plans DDoS Attacks on WhiteHouse.Gov

A hacker posted a call to action on a forum for others to join him in performing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against WhiteHouse.gov on the day of the inauguration. The individual, Juan Soberanis, claims his motives are legal because users who join his cause are simply going to load and refresh the website multiple times … More

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Wyoming Hospital Targeted by W-2 Phishing Scam

The latest to fall victim to widespread W-2 phishing scams is Campbell County Health hospital located in Wyoming. A member of staff at Campbell County Health allegedly received an email impersonating an executive with the request for all W-2 forms for hospital employees. The employee complied with the email’s request and sent W-2 forms for … More

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Bloomington School District Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

Bloomington School District in Minnesota is the latest organization to fall victim to a W-2 phishing scam and expose employee data. Officials with the school district said personal information for approximately 2,800 current and former Bloomington public school employees was exposed in the incident. Bloomington School District notified employees of the cyberattack on Friday, February … More

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US Data Breaches Reach All-Time High

Organizations in the United States suffered more data breaches in 2016, which amounted to an increase of 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. Records from federal and state governments show organizations suffered a total of 1,093 breaches in 2016, according to researchers from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. A majority of the breaches … More

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Sentara Notifies Patients After Third-Party Breach

A data breach at a third-party vendor for Sentara Healthcare has exposed the medical records of more than 5,000 patients. The healthcare provider discovered the third-party breach with the help of law enforcement on November 17, 2016. Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare has begun notifying 5,454 vascular and thoracic patients of the third-party breach. The incident reportedly … More

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Data of 200,000 IndyCar Fans Exposed Online

MacKeeper researcher Chris Vickery discovered a database of more than 200,000 IndyCar fans exposed online. The researcher claims the data was stored on publicly accessible MySQL database backup files at an IP point toward ims-mysql.indycar[dot]com. The data reportedly first appeared as logistical and operational information. However, the researcher found Indycar employee login credentials and over … More

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