Medibank Data Breach Revealed: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the recent data breach at Medibank. Now, it’s been revealed that hackers have begun to leak personal details of customers.
Medibank Data Breach Revealed: Class action against Medibank
Thousands of people may be eligible for a class action against Medibank after a ransomware attack. Depending on the details of the case, the damages could be in the billions of dollars.
Several law firms are reportedly investigating the potential class action. Earlier this week, Medibank announced that it was hit by a “cyber incident”. It is likely that hackers exfiltrated personal information from its system.
The attack has caused Medibank’s stock to plunge by 18 percent in the past month. Shareholders have demanded to know the cause of the incident. It is also unclear if credit card data was stolen.
Medibank Data Breach Revealed: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) data breach
During the Labor Day weekend, hackers broke into the digital infrastructure of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
The district’s data was then leaked to the dark web, where bad actors can access the information. It includes Social Security numbers and passport information, among other things.
LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho confirmed that the data was released. The district said that experts are analyzing the full extent of the leak.
However, the school district said that it would not pay the ransom demanded by the attackers. Instead, they will provide credit monitoring services to the students affected.
Medibank Data Breach Revealed:New Zealand Uniforms data breach
Having a data breach is bad enough, but a ransomware attack is next level. The latest victim was the New Zealand Uniforms. The hack lasted for around 48 hours, but a nascent cybersecurity department was able to turn the tables on the culprits.
A spokesperson said the systems were fully functional within 48 hours. They are not the only victims of the plague, however.
The likes of the likes have also succumbed to the nasties, most notably JBS, the nation’s largest beef producer. It’s a sad state of affairs, but the nascent government and a few techies are in it for the long haul.
American Airlines data breach
Despite American Airlines’ best efforts to secure customer data, a cybersecurity incident took place in July. A hacker gained access to an employee’s mailbox and sent phishing emails.
The attack resulted in the compromise of employee email accounts and a raft of customer information.
American Airlines was informed of the hack on July 5. It immediately secured affected email accounts. The company also engaged an outside cybersecurity forensic firm to investigate the security incident.
It was only after a full-scale investigation that American Airlines was able to confirm the identities of those affected.
REvil gang shut down after Tor servers hijacked by law enforcement
Until recently, REvil was a Russian-linked ransomware gang, and a leader named “Unkn” was the group’s main spokesperson. But this week, REvil’s Tor payment portal was hijacked, and its infrastructure was shut down. It is unclear if the notorious gang is gone for good or if it is just getting a break.
REvil was responsible for high-profile cyberattacks against companies like JBS Foods and Kaseya, as well as thousands of other firms.
The gang’s affiliate commissions reached an all-time high before they were shut down. In the weeks following the Kaseya attack, law enforcement agencies in the US and around the world started pursuing the group, hoping to shut it down.
BlogXX gang redirects visitors to new websites for ‘BlogXX’ operation
Getting your hands on the ills of your digital photo album or your credit card information might not be your cup of tea. In fact, it might be a good idea to read up on your provider’s policies before making a purchase. That way, you won’t be stung by the nitty gritty.
You’re also more likely to get your money’s worth out of the experience. It’s not a bad idea to ask questions, either. A company representative should have no trouble answering your queries.
That’s especially true of any service provider you might be considering for your health and financial information.
Optionsis Group data dumped on the Dark Web by the Vice Society
Thousands of contractors in the UK have been left shocked by a massive data leak from the Optionis Group. The company runs several accountancy firms for limited company contractors, and it has confirmed that some data has been leaked online.
In a statement, Optionis said that it “proactively disabled customer-facing systems from the web”. It’s unclear if any of the data leaked was personal.
But the data leak affecting contractors is a huge deal, as it could be used for identity theft or fraud. It’s estimated that the leak could contain 167GB of data, including payslips, driving licences, home addresses and national insurance numbers. It also includes company accounts and legal documents.