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Nintendo hacker sentenced to 3 years in prison for hack

1st December 2020 | Target: Japanese gaming Nintendo | Reported Here

It’s game over for a notorious Nintendo hacker.

A 21-year-old man who leaked details about the Nintendo Switch prior to its 2017 launch and was later caught with child porn when authorities investigated has been sentenced to three years in prison.


[above via Nypost post] Update 1 / Update 2


Cyber-Attack Exposes Data of 295,000 Colorado Springs Patients

1st December 2020 | Target: AspenPointe| Reported Here

An American nonprofit psychological well being and behavioral wellbeing solutions supplier has been notifying patients of a modern cyber-attack that uncovered the shielded wellness facts (PHI) of extra than 295,000 patients.

AspenPointe, which is based mostly in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was successfully targeted by cyber-criminals in September 2020. The attack forced the health care provider to consider its programs offline, resulting in quite a few times of operational disruption.


[above via The Cyber Security post] Update 1  


Data Stolen from America’s Largest Fertility Clinic Operator

30th November 2020 | Target: Fertility Clinic | Reported Here

Data including Social Security numbers has been stolen from the largest fertility clinic operator in the United States in a cyber-attack.

US Fertility runs 55 clinics at various locations in 10 of America’s 50 states. The company, established in May 2020, is the result of a partnership between private equity firm Amulet Capital Partners and Shady Grove Fertility.


[above via Gadgetpage post] Update 1  


Delaware County Pays $500,000 Ransom After Outages

30th November 2020 | Target: Delaware County| Reported Here

It was reported that, over the weekend, Delaware County, Pennsylvania has paid a $500,000 ransom after their systems were hit by the DoppelPaymer ransomware.


[above via Is Buzz News post] Update 1  


IIoT chip maker Advantech hit by ransomware, $12.5 million ransom

28th November 2020 | Target: Advantech | Reported Here

The IoT giant Advantech has become the latest victim of a severe cyber attack. Reportedly, Advantech has fallen prey to the infamous Conti ransomware attack where the hackers have demanded a whopping 750 BTC as ransom.


[above via Latesthackingnews post] Update 1  


Louisiana Hospitals Report Data Breach

23rd November 2020 | Target: Louisiana Hospitals | Reported Here

The data of thousands of patients has been exposed following a cyber-attack on Louisiana State University medical centers.

LSU Health New Orleans issued a HIPAA breach notification on November 20 after detecting a cyber-intrusion into an employee’s electronic mailbox.

“The intrusion appears to have occurred on September 15, 2020, and the mailbox access was discovered and disabled on September 18, 2020,” said LSU Health.


[above via gadgetpage post] Update 1  


Americold Operations Downed by Cyber-Attack

18th November 2020 | Target: US cold storage firm Americold| Reported Here

Americold, a company whose cold-storage capabilities are integral to the U.S. food-supply chain (and soon, COVID-19 vaccine distribution), has confirmed an operations-impacting cyberattack, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


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Capcom hit by ransomware attack, up to 350,000 accounts may be affected

16th November 2020 | Target: Capcom | Reported Here

Capcom, the Japanese game maker behind the “Resident Evil” and “Street Fighter” franchises, has confirmed that hackers stole customer data and files from its internal network following a ransomware attack earlier in the month.

That’s an about-turn from the days immediately following the cyberattack, in which Capcom said it had no evidence that customer data had been accessed.


[above via Techcrunch post] Update 1  


Data Breach Hits 28 Million Texan Drivers

13th November 2020 | Target: Texan Drivers | Reported Here

Vertafore, a provider of insurance software, has disclosed this week a data breach, admitting that a third-party accessed the details of 27.7 million Texas drivers.

The incident is believed to have taken place sometime between March 11 and August 1, and happened as a result of human error when three data files were inadvertently stored in an unsecured external storage service.


[above via Zdnet post] Update 1  


Laptop maker Compal hit by ransomware, $17 million demanded

9th November 2020 | Target: Compal Electronics | Reported Here

Compal, a Taiwanese electronics company that builds laptops for some of the world’s largest computer brands, suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend.

Responsible for the breach is believed to be the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang, according to a screenshot of the ransom note shared by Compal employees with Yahoo Taiwan reporters.


[above via Zdnet post] Update 1