In this week's data breach roundup: medical device manufacturer Zoll, CHU University hospitals, Australian company Latitude Financial, Hawaiian death registry, Los Angeles Housing Authority, Indian Railway ticketing app, updates on U.S. Marshals Service and Congress, and a new ransomware decryptor!
Australian personal lending provider Latitude Financial Services disclosed to regulators on Thursday hacking incidents affecting more than 300,000 consumers. "Sophisticated" hackers made off with nearly 103,000 driver's licenses and an additional 225,000 "customer records," the company said.
Community Health Systems will soon begin notifying up to 1 million individuals estimated to have been affected by data compromise when attackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in vendor Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT, which is secure managed file transfer software.
Hackers disrupted medical care at a major Barcelona hospital, found out the wireless plans of 9 million AT&T users and stole data of almost 140,000 Hatch Bank customers. Patrons of Chick-fil-A got a nasty surprise. Plus, a breach hit Acer and another one affected members of the U.S. Congress.
A French law requiring companies to report cyber incidents to authorities within 72 hours or lose their eligibility for cyber insurance reimbursement has practitioners scratching their heads. Global companies with headquarters in France will have the most uncertainty, experts say.
Arctic Wolf has expanded its security operations platform into threat intelligence, incident response and cyber insurance, says CEO Nick Schneider. The company has focused on putting businesses in the best possible position to answer questions from insurance carriers following a security incident.
Summa Equity bought a majority stake in Logpoint to help the security operations firm expand in areas such as automation, detection and response, and attack surface management. The sustainable growth fund says the acquisition will allow the company to acquire technologies in adjacent areas.
The situation at LastPass keeps getting worse: The company says hackers implanted keylogger software on a DevOps employee's home computer to obtain access to the corporate vault. Customer vault data can be decrypted only with the end user master password, which LastPass doesn't store.
A Chinese law requiring mandatory disclosure to the government of vulnerability reports appears to be paying dividends for state-connected hacking. "The Chinese government is up-leveling their capabilities," says Adam Meyers, senior vice president of intelligence at CrowdStrike.
Reddit says hackers penetrated its internal systems via a phishing attack but that user passwords and accounts appear safe. The self-proclaimed "front page of the internet" says the hackers gained access to its internal documents, code and some internal business systems.
Attackers targeting unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors to hit virtual machines have reportedly modified their ESXiArgs ransomware to prevent victims from using decryption workarounds identified by researchers. The campaign has already amassed nearly 3,000 known victims and could have many more.
Three of the planet's largest social media platforms suffered outages Wednesday, blocking some users at Twitter, Instagram and YouTube from accessing their accounts. At Twitter, many users received a message Wednesday saying they were "over the daily limit" and were unable to post.
An Ontario hospital says it is operating under "Code Grey" as it deals with a cybersecurity incident that occurred over the weekend. Meanwhile, hospitals in Maryland and Florida say they are still recovering from cyberattacks that hit last week and continue to affect a variety of patient services.
As the massive ESXiArgs ransomware campaign continues to target unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors, cybersecurity experts have released a script that can decrypt at least some affected virtual machines. Ransomware trackers count at least 2,803 victims, primarily in France, the U.S. and Germany.
The LockBit group has gone from denying it had any involvement in the ransomware attack on Britain's Royal Mail to trying to bargain for a ransom. The ransomware group's site now lists Royal Mail as a victim and demands it pay a ransom or see stolen data get dumped.