#DataBreach

Indiana County Declares Cyber Disaster

Clay County, Indiana, has declared a local disaster following a ransomware attack that disrupted critical services at the county courthouse, Community Corrections, and Probation offices. The attack, discovered around midnight on July 9, prevented officials from accessing data or connecting with state partners, leading to the closure of the courthouse …

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Hackers Breach Alabama Education Data 

Alabama’s State Department of Education recently experienced a significant data breach following a thwarted ransomware attack on June 17. Although IT professionals managed to stop the attack, threat actors accessed some data and disrupted services. Superintendent Eric Mackey revealed that while the full extent of the breach is still being …

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Identity Verification Exposed: AU10TIX Breach

AU10TIX, a leading identity verification firm, recently suffered a significant security lapse, leaving administrative login credentials exposed online for over a year. This exposure potentially compromised sensitive user data, including images of Americans’ driver’s licenses, affecting major platforms like TikTok, Uber, and X (formerly Twitter). The breach was uncovered by …

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Hardcoded Secrets: A Growing Threat

For years, developers have been cautioned against hard-coding secrets into their code. Yet, new research reveals that even a single instance can permanently expose these secrets, and conventional scanning tools often miss them. Our findings show that nearly 18% of secrets remain undetected, leaving critical credentials for cloud environments, internal …

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LockBit Claims Federal Reserve Breach

The LockBit ransomware group has announced that it successfully breached the US Federal Reserve, claiming to have exfiltrated 33 terabytes of sensitive data, including Americans’ banking secrets. They have threatened to release this data on June 25, 2024. While the group has not yet published any samples of the stolen …

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Los Angeles Public Health data breach

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) disclosed a data breach impacting over 200,000 individuals. The incident was caused by a phishing attack that compromised the login credentials of 53 employees. The stolen data includes personal, medical, and financial information. DPH has implemented security enhancements, such as disabling affected …

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