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Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles clinics hit by ransomware; patient data stolen


Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles clinics suffered a ransomware attack in October and personal information of 400,000 patients was stolen, a spokesperson for the women’s reproductive healthcare organization said on Wednesday.



Russian cybersecurity executive appeals to Putin as detention for treason extended Nov 23 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Ilya Sachkov, the head of a Russian cybersecurity firm, on Tuesday appealed to President Vladimir Putin to let him be moved to house arrest while he awaits trial on treason charges after his detention was extended until February.

Indonesia probe police hack in latest cyber breach Nov 19 2021

JAKARTA Indonesian police are investigating claims by a hacker who said this week they have stolen personal data of thousands of police officers, the latest in a spate of cyber attacks that has highlighted the country’s digital vulnerabilities.

U.S. to partner with Israel to combat ransomware attacks Nov 14 2021

(Reuters) -The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday it will partner with Israel to combat ransomware, with the two countries launching a joint task force to address cybersecurity.

FBI says hackers got no data after compromising email server Nov 14 2021

The FBI said Sunday that hackers did not access any data or personal information on its network, a day after they compromised an agency server to send out thousands of fake emails.

Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages Nov 14 2021

(Reuters) -Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack, according to the agency and security specialists. | Video

Amnesty says NSO’s Pegasus used to hack phones of Palestinian rights workers Nov 08 2021

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -The mobile phones of six Palestinian rights workers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank were hacked using Israeli technology firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, Amnesty International and internet security watchdog Citizen Lab said on Monday.

U.S. seizes $6 million in ransom payments, to charge Ukrainian over cyberattack -CNN Nov 08 2021

(Reuters) -U.S. law enforcement officials have seized $6 million in ransom payments and the Justice Department is expected to announce it has charged a suspect from Ukraine over a July ransomware attack on an American company, CNN reported on Monday.

Israeli foreign minister distances government from blacklisted NSO Group Nov 06 2021

JERUSALEM Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Saturday distanced the government from the NSO Group, a firm blacklisted this week by the United States over alleged misuse of its phone hacking spyware.

Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime Oct 13 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said.

SEC’s stepped-up cyber scrutiny won’t save shareholder data breach suits Oct 07 2021

This week’s Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing a shareholder derivative lawsuit that arose from a gigantic data breach at Marriott International Inc encapsulates why data breach securities cases have been a frustration for plaintiffs’ lawyers. It also pinpoints why I think these suits will continue to be a challenge for shareholders, despite the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent crackdown on companies with inadequate cyber risk reporting procedures.

Russia charges cybersecurity executive with treason – reports Oct 07 2021

MOSCOW Russia has charged the chief executive of a leading Russian cybersecurity company with treason, local news agencies cited sources as saying on Thursday.

You’ve been hacked: How Dubai ruler’s eavesdropping was uncovered Oct 06 2021

LONDON In August last year, Fiona Shackleton, one of Britain’s most prominent divorce lawyers, received an urgent late-night phone call from Cherie Blair, wife of the former prime minister Tony.

White House plans 30-country meeting on cyber crime and ransomware -official Oct 01 2021

WASHINGTON Top U.S. national security advisers will gather officials from 30 countries this month with plans to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, President Joe Biden said on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers push for new controls on ex-spies working overseas Sep 30 2021

The U.S. intelligence community’s budget bill could place new controls and reporting requirements on former U.S. spies, according to the author of the legislation, making it harder for them to work as contractors for foreign governments following a 2019 Reuters investigation into American mercenary hackers.

Ex-U.S. intel operatives admit hacking American networks for UAE Sep 15 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Three former U.S. intelligence operatives who worked as cyber spies for the United Arab Emirates admitted to violating U.S. hacking laws and prohibitions on selling sensitive military technology, under a deal to avoid prosecution announced on Tuesday.

Pro-China social media campaign expands to new countries, blames U.S. for COVID Sep 09 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -A misinformation campaign on social media in support of Chinese government interests has expanded to new languages and platforms, and it even tried to get people to show up to protests in the United States, researchers said on Wednesday.

Russia responsible for cyber attacks on German parliament -German foreign ministry Sep 06 2021

BERLIN Russia is responsible for a renewed cyber attack on the German parliament, a spokesperson for the foreign ministry in Berlin told journalists on Monday.

Privacy alarm in Indonesia over president’s leaked vaccine certificate Sep 03 2021

JAKARTA A leak online of the president’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate has heightened concern in Indonesia about information security, coming in the same week as a data breach affecting 1.3 million users of a government contact-tracing application.

T-Mobile confident no ongoing risks to user data from recent hack Aug 27 2021

(Reuters) -T-Mobile US Inc said on Friday it was confident there were no continuing risks to user data from a breach disclosed earlier this month that affected more than 53 million current, former and prospective customers.


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