data breach

Booz Allen says former staffer downloaded employees’ personal data • ZebethMedia

U.S. government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton has disclosed that a former staffer downloaded potentially tens of thousands of employees’ personal information from the company’s internal network. The government and defense contractor said that one of its staffers, while still employed by the company, downloaded a report containing the personal information of “active employees as of March […]

‘We know who you are’ • ZebethMedia

The Australian Federal Police claims to have identified the cybercriminals behind the Medibank ransomware attack, which compromised the personal data of 9.7 million customers. AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw said on Friday that the agency knows the identity of the individuals responsible for the attack on Australia’s largest private health insurer. He declined to name the […]

Ransomware gang threatens to publish thousands of Australians’ health data • ZebethMedia

A ransomware group with suspected links to the notorious Russia-speaking REvil gang has threatened to release the personal information of millions of Medibank customers after the Australian private health insurance giant pledged it would not pay the cybercriminals’ ransom demand. Medibank, Australia’s largest health insurance provider, first disclosed a “cyber incident” on October 13, saying […]

Twilio hack investigation reveals second breach, as the number of affected customers rises • ZebethMedia

U.S. messaging giant Twilio confirmed it was hit by a second breach in June that saw cybercriminals access customer contact information. Confirmation of the second breach — carried out by the same “0ktapus” hackers that compromised Twilio again in August — was buried in an update to a lengthy incident report that Twilio concluded on […]

New York Post says its site was hacked after posting offensive tweets • ZebethMedia

New York Post, one of the biggest New York City daily newspapers, said it was hacked on Thursday after several offensive articles and tweets were published to the newspaper’s website and Twitter account. The articles and tweets, which were racist and sexually violent in nature, were pulled a short time later. ZebethMedia is not publishing […]

Hive ransomware gang leaks data stolen during Tata Power cyberattack • ZebethMedia

The Hive ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the recent cyberattack on Tata Power, a leading Indian energy company, and has started leaking stolen employee data. Tata Power, which serves more than 12 million customers through its distributors, confirmed on October 14 that it had been hit by a cyberattack that impacted some of its […]

NHS vendor Advanced won’t say if patient data was stolen during ransomware attack • ZebethMedia

The hackers used “legitimate” credentials to breach the vendor’s network Advanced, an IT service provider for the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), has confirmed that attackers stole data from its systems during an August ransomware attack, but refuses to say if patient data was compromised. Advanced first confirmed the ransomware incident on August 4 following […]

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