A security researcher discovered a Bangladesh government web portal that exposed the personal information of about 50 million citizens, including their birth registration records, phone numbers and national identity numbers. His efforts to notify the government of the security flaw went unanswered.
Hacking incidents, including those involving ransomware attacks or vendors, that affect tens of millions of individuals, continue to account for the majority of health data breaches reported to federal regulators so far this year. What are the other emerging breach trends?
A Tennessee medical clinic and surgical center is notifying more than half a million patients and employees that their personal information may have been stolen by cybercriminals in an April cyberattack that disrupted healthcare services for several days.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has notified Congress that the information of at least 100,000 individuals has been compromised in hacking incidents at HHS contractors involving exploitation of a flaw in managed file transfer software MOVEit from Progress Software.
This week, the U.S. sanctioned Russians running influence campaigns, the owner of the Monopoly darknet drug market was charged, CISA ordered federal agencies to patch flaws before July 13, Suncor Energy suffered a cyberattack and Petro-Canada gas stations were affected.
The tally of organizations affected by the Clop ransomware group's supply chain attack against users of Progress Software's popular MOVEit file transfer software continues to grow. UCLA and New York City schools - including students and staff - are the most recently named victims.
A Berlin, Maryland-based hospital recently told regulators that a ransomware breach discovered in January had compromised the sensitive information of nearly 137,000 patients, about five times the number of people originally estimated as having been affected by the incident.
Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents around the world. This week, attackers hit European Investment Bank; a California pension fund suffered a cyberattack related to MOVEit; UPS Canada disclosed a data breach; and a new Android malware campaign spread GravityRAT spyware.
Federal market regulators delayed until October a decision on rules mandating private sector disclosure of cybersecurity incidents and cyber expertise on public boards. The delay comes amid pushback to a mandate to disclose a "material cybersecurity incident" within four business days of discovery.
A commercial real estate company that operates more than a dozen addiction recovery centers and other medical facilities in several states is notifying 319,500 employees and patients of a recent ransomware incident that compromised their personal and health information.
A company that makes patient debt collection software is the latest healthcare sector entity to report a hacking breach related to a flaw in Fortra's GoAnywhere secure file transfer software. To date, the GoAnywhere vulnerability has affected the health information of 4.4 million individuals.
An April ransomware attack that compromised the personal information of more than 2.5 million individuals has triggered at least four proposed federal class action lawsuits against Massachusetts health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health and its parent company, Point32Health.
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An insurance provider that services many state Medicaid agencies and the Children's Health Insurance Program told regulators that hackers compromised the personal and protected health information of nearly 9 million patients in an incident discovered in March.
A practice management software firm has agreed to pay a $550,000 fine and implement a comprehensive data security program to settle an enforcement action by New York state regulators after a 2020 ransomware attack that affected 1.2 million individuals nationwide, including 428,000 New Yorkers.