DC Police Data Breached by Ransomware

It is often easy to forget that Washington, DC is not merely a concentration of federal institutions, but is a city that is home to hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses. This also means the city proper has its … Continue Reading

When Data Breaches Turn Deadly

Unfortunately, in today’s digital world data breaches, ransomware attacks, cyberattacks, hacks, and insider threats among other technological perils are a fact of life. It is common knowledge that these breaches can be extraordinarily damaging with effects on the organization or … Continue Reading

Hackers Prey on the Dead in ‘Ghosting’ Attacks

From time to time, many of us have likely had an uncanny feeling that a ghost might be lurking nearby. It might be a chill up the spine, or an unusual noise in an otherwise empty house, or movement seen … Continue Reading

Learning from the Capcom Ransomware Attack

One of the earliest and original gaming developers—and among the most successful—is Japan-based Capcom. Youths of the 80s and 90s are sure to remember Capcom for its wildly popular and long-lived game series, including Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident … Continue Reading

Gamers: A New Target for Cybercriminals

In the 1970s, a novelty appeared that would evolve into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment: video games. There were coin-operated arcade machines and limited consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey and Atari. Yet in this decade … Continue Reading

Notorious Hacker Leaks MeetMindful User Data

Online dating sites have been a common target for hackers in recent years. Last week another company fell victim. A threat actor who goes by the moniker ShinyHunters leaked data from more than two million users of MeetMindful. The Denver-based … Continue Reading

LSU Health Reports Patient Data Breach

A wave of cyberattacks targeting healthcare facilities has added another victim to the growing list of affecting organizations. In a HIPAA Breach Notification filed last week, Louisiana State University said that sensitive data on thousands of patients in several of … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks on Health Sector Escalate

Our doctors and nurses stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. They risk their own health to keep us well and to contain the spread of a virus we still know so little about. But the information … Continue Reading

Clearview AI Data Breach Client List

Law-Enforcement Partner that Stores Billions of Consumer Photos Loses Client List in Data Breach

When you think about a company that partners with law enforcement, you assume that security would be their top priority. In this case, Clearview AI, a startup company that stores photos to be used with facial recognition technology, has come … Continue Reading

FDNY Loses Hard Drive With Medical Records

New York Fire Department Loses Hard Drive with Patient Files

In the age of online connection, data loss dangers still reside within physical storage solutions. An employee for the New York Fire Department lost his personal external hard drive with thousands of medical records on patients that were treated by … Continue Reading