Planned Parenthood Leak Exposes Patient Data

Philip BaderCybersecurity

A ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) last month led to the exposure of sensitive personal and health information for as many as 400,000 of the reproductive health provider’s patients. A company spokesperson said cybercriminals used the same ransomware that successfully forced the temporary closure of the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year. PPLA discovered in mid-November that someone … Read More

Airport Vendor Faces Lawsuit over Data Breach

Robert LilesCybersecurity

On any given day, airport terminals are filled with tourists ambling through corridors alongside busy business travelers; some people find themselves with ample time to kill, whereas others are in a full sprint to make tight connections. Even though the COVID pandemic heavily reduced air travel, millions of passengers still transited through US airports in the last year. Airports may … Read More

Is Agriculture the Next Big Ransomware Target?

Philip BaderCybersecurity

Food and agriculture might not immediately stand out as sectors of the economy at high risk of cyberattacks. But a private industry notification issued last week by the FBI warns that cyber criminal threat actors have increasingly targeted the nation’s food supply via attacks on small farms, agricultural corporations, manufacturers, and other affiliated organizations. Agriculture is a critical industry, and … Read More

Cancer Patient Sues over Ransomware Attack

Philip BaderCybersecurity

The risks to organizations from a ransomware attack generally focus on familiar issues. Successful attacks can cripple an organization’s ability to function. They can lead to the loss of intellectual property and lower profits because of downtime. They can even affect business reputations. Recent developments in Ireland suggest that costly court battles might have to be added to this list. … Read More

Anti-Ransomware Site Saves Victims Millions

Philip BaderCybersecurity

The online portal No More Ransom, a group dedicated to helping targets of ransomware attacks recover encrypted data without giving in to ransom demands, has helped save more than six million victims nearly €1 billion in its five years in operation. In a press release issued on July 26 to mark the fifth anniversary of the group, Europol praised the … Read More