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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/24

Email accounts of several hundred Ethiopian INSA agents hacked

 

A group of hackers managed to easily hack email accounts of several hundred Ethiopian INSA (Information Network Security Agency) agents. This

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/24

City of Edcouch suffered from a data breach

 

City of Edcouch in Hidalgo County of Texas, United States, has suffered from a data breach when access to Edcouch city's network was gained by a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/24

Around 75% of mobile applications do not possess secured data storage

 

Positive Technologies has just published its yearly security report on mobile applications indicating that cyber-criminals most often don't require

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/24

UK banks warned of cyber attacks corrupting their crucial data

 

An official from BoE (Bank of England) has expressed that banks will have a tough time safeguarding themselves from cyber attacks believed to be

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/24

More than 422,000 patients of BioReference possibly impacted by the AMCA Breach

 

The total victims in the AMCA (American Medical Collections Agency) data breach now has crossed 20 Million, as another healthcare organizations

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/24

Communities Connected for Kids suffered from Data Breach for 7 Months

 

Communities Connected for Kids (CCK) based in Port St. Lucie of Florida discovered that an unauthorized individual has gained access to the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/22

UK banks warned of cyber attacks corrupting their crucial data

 

An official from BoE (Bank of England) has expressed that banks will have a tough time safeguarding themselves from cyber attacks believed to be

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/22

More than 422,000 patients of BioReference possibly impacted by the AMCA Breach

 

The total victims in the AMCA (American Medical Collections Agency) data breach now has crossed 20 Million, as another healthcare organizations

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/22

Communities Connected for Kids suffered from Data Breach for 7 Months

 

Communities Connected for Kids (CCK) based in Port St. Lucie of Florida discovered that an unauthorized individual has gained access to the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/21

Phishing scams now spread abusing Google Calendar

 

Global cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab in its latest press release has said that scammers in their most recent method of offense are abusing

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/21

Customers of Lewes Public Works warned about possible data breach of customer information system

 

In a letter that was sent to its customers on May 29, 2019, the Lewes Board of Public Works (BPW) revealed that Department of Homeland Security has

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/20

Patients of Health Quest notified about July 2018 Phishing Breach

 

Health Quest, the health system based in Connecticut, fall prey to a phishing attack resulting in exposure of the PHI (Protected Health Information)

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/20

Around 7.7 Million LabCorp Patients impacted by the AMCA Breach

 

LabCorp, one more national network of the blood testing centers, has announced on June 4 of the current year (i.e. 2019) that around 7.7 million

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/20

ACU latest university as victim of online phishing

 

Australian Catholic University recently confirmed a data hack which targeted its servers following certain phishing attack. The university stated it

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/19

Security breach of Broome County possibly compromises personal information

 

According to Broome County, an unauthorized individual might have access to personal information of the county employees along with individuals

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/19

MPCRPDC zonal office Cashier’s ID and password hacked

 

The ID as well as the password of cashier posted in the MPCRPDC (Madhya Pradesh Central Region Power Distribution Company) zonal office at Sultania

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/18

Some Databases of Flipboard Hacked and Account Information of the Users got exposed

 

Flipboard, the famous news aggregator platform, has revealed that their databases having account information of some users was hacked. Data that was

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/18

Phishing attack on People Inc. affected around 1,000 persons

 

People Inc. came to know about the data security incident involving PHI (Protected Health Information) of some current as well as former clients.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/18

Aircraft parts manufacturer of Belgium faces ransomware, production halted worldwide

 

ASCO Industries, which structures aviation and airplane parts, recently shutdown its plants following becoming victim of a ransomware assault.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/17

WhatsApp warns of legally acting upon spammers

 

WhatsApp is set to legally act upon companies and individuals spamming messages thereby violating the terms and conditions related to its service,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/17

A massive 3.4bn-or-more fraudulent e-mail dispatched globally per day

 

The "Spring 2019 Email Fraud Landscape" of Valimail says that phishing isn't just a technical assault but also a method that uses social

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/17

A cyber-attack on U.S. CBP compromises travelers’ photographs

 

On June 10, officials from United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stated that a malware induced cyber-attack compromised travelers'

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/15

Schoolboy from Adelaide hacked Apple

 

The schoolboy from Adelaide, Australia, who hacked into the secure computer system of Apple when his age was just 13 yrs. has been advised to use

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/15

Patients notified about Data Breaches at Columbus Community Hospital

 

Columbus Community Hospital of Columbus city, Wisconsin, started notifying patients on May 24, 2019, that phishing attack on their vendor might have

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/15

Canva hacked and personal information got compromised

 

Canva - the Australian tech unicorn - was hacked, with data of around 139 million users got stolen. Canva is one of the most noticeable technology

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/14

Hackers targeted leading Australian university, accessed student and staff data from 19-yrs past

 

The top research university in Australia known as Australian National University recently suffered a large-scale cyber assault by which an advanced

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/14

Third-party mailbox used by the Computacenter got hacked

 

The third-party mailbox that was used by the employees and contractors of Computacenter to deposit the data for the security clearance applications

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/14

Hackers breach US’s most extensively used vehicle LPR Company - Perceptics

 

Perceptics, one of US's most extensively used vehicle LPR (License Plate Reader) company, is reportedly investigating about a data breach when

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/11

Laredo City’s Office become victim of a ransomware attack

 

On Wednesday, May 22 2019, the Laredo City fall prey to a ransomware attack, where the ransomware virus encrypted the document management system

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/11

Gift Card Website of Greene King compromised by the hackers

 

Greene King, Major pub chain of UK, had their gift card website (i.e. https://www.gkgiftcards.co.uk) compromised by the hackers. The company

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/10

Shubert Organization notified customers about data breach

 

The Shubert Organization, which has one of largest operations in the theatre both on as well as beyond Broadway, suffered from a data breach. The

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/10

Medical testing giant Quest Diagnostics’ third-party billing company hacked

 

Quest Diagnostics a big name in medical testing recently declared that its billing company working as a 3rd-party was victim of a data hack which

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/10

Bloodworks Northwest notifies the patients about PHI Exposure

 

On Mar. 13, 2019, Bloodworks Northwest discovered a list having the patients' names, medical diagnoses, and dates of birth were missing from one

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/7

International testing lab Eurofins Scientific encounters ransomware attack


Eurofins Scientific, a global laboratories group with its main office in Brussels, declared that its IT department, which monitors lab security,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/7

Cyber-attack on the library database of Sunderland City Council


The library database users of Sunderland City Council are warned by Council chiefs to remain vigilant, after a few customers' details have been

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/6

CRM Data Breach of Redtail might have exposed some client information

 

A data breach might have exposed the personal client information of some financial advisors which are stored on the Client Relationship Management

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/6

Chinese hackers infected over 50,000 servers globally with malware

 

Security researchers from Guardicore a security specialist company based in Tel Aviv have reportedly detected one malicious campaign which

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/5

Westpac’s PayID attacked, private details of 100K Australian bank customers leaked

 

Nearly 100,000 bank account-holders in Australia have experienced exposure of their private details during one cyber-attack against Westpac's PayID

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/5

Hackers breached the Q&A Site of Stack Overflow thus exposing Some User Data

 

Stack Overflow is one of largest site of question and answer for the programmers. It has confirmed that some user data has been accessed as a result

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/4

TA505 cyber gang hits yet again with fresh malicious program

 

The Managed Targeted Detection and Mitigation service of Cyberint identifies threats plaguing organizational and digital platforms by combining

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/4

Sudbury MPP tightens his social media security after the phishing scam on the Facebook

 

Somebody pretending as the Sudbury MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) - Jamie West, messages his friends. An MPP is an elected Legislative

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/4

Another Phishing Attack-Related Breach reported by CTCA

 

CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) has discovered that an employee email account of their Southeastern Regional Medical Center was

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/3

Websites of Cartoon Network hacked to show the illicit content like the videos of the Arabic memes

 

Websites of Cartoon Network in a minimum of 16 countries/regions were hacked during weekend to play the videos of the Arabic memes as well as of a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/3

Over 2.3bn data files of consumers and businesses leaked online

 

More than 2.3bn files containing critical information like medical data, credit card particulars, payroll information as well as patents for

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/1

Verity Health System’s St. Vincent Medical Center reported Phishing Attack

 

Verity Health System's St. Vincent Medical Center is based in California. The Medical Center has discovered that one web email account got

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/1

Phony uploads observed onto AMO stores of well-known program extensions

 

A gHacks.net report dated May 29 highlights an increasing number of phony uploads carried out onto AMO store associated with well known software

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SPAMfighter News 2019/6/1

Computer virus prompts to shut down the court websites and programs

 

Websites as well as computer programs that are linked to the court system of Philadelphia were shut down since the afternoon of May 21, 2019,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/31

A million PCs susceptible to BlueKeep vulnerability of Microsoft

 

Almost 1m Windows computers can be compromised given the BlueKeep security flaw inside RDP the Remote Desktop Protocol utility that affected

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/30

MOHC notifies patients about the data breach of June 2018

 

MOHC (Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants), a cancer treatment center in Newark city of Delaware, recently started notifying some patients that

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/30

Hackers use NSA malware EternalBlue to disrupt services of local U.S governments

 

The government of Baltimore city is busy tackling a ransomware infection that started May 7th shutting down the city's e-mail system along with

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/29

Several Email Accounts breached in a Phishing Attack on the Hematology Oncology Associates

 

Hematology Oncology Associates based in Medford city of Oregon recently started notifying patients about a possible data breach, which was caused

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/29

Ransomware attack on a US Drug Rehabilitation Center impacted 25,148 patients

 

The PHI (Protected Health Information) of over 25,000 US healthcare patients might have been compromised after a ransomware attack on a US drug

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/29

Baltimore city reeling under ransomware attack

 

An ongoing ransomware attack against Baltimore City has still not been fully successful as city officials are determined against paying the hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/28

Man accused for stealing money from the Fort Worth city via a phishing scam

 

A man has been accused for stealing money (i.e. almost $700,000) from the Fort Worth city via a phishing scam, as per the arrest warrant affidavit.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/28

Episcopal Health Services of New York issued second batch of breach notifications to the patients

 

Episcopal Health Services, who operates New York's St. John's Episcopal Hospital, has issued second batch of breach notifications to the patients

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/27

Winnti’s Linux variant discovered bearing ties with Chinese hackers

 

Security researchers, of late, unearthed an unprecedented Winnti variant compatible to attack Linux computers which is a highly preferred hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/27

Employee of Oregon State Hospital became victim of a spear-phishing attack

 

Oregon State Hospital announced that the PHI (Protected Health Information) of some of their patients was possibly compromised, after an employee of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/24

An Ohio school district closes for a day following banker Trojan infection

 

A school district at Ohio had to direct students as well as certain number of staff members to go back home May 21 because a malware attack resulted

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/24

American Baptist Homes of the Midwest became victim of a ransomware attack

 

American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM), an assisted care facilities and assisted living provider throughout U.S Midwest, has reported security

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/24

1,100 patients of Spectrum Health Lakeland impacted by a Phishing Attack

 

As per an announcement by the Spectrum Health Lakeland, the PHI (Protected Health Information) of some of their patients has been exposed for second

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/23

Indian metros and smaller cities too facing increasing cyber threats

 

Bengaluru ranked the top city facing the maximum cyber attacks last year, states QuickHeal in its report, even while some other major cities such as

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/23

Employees, Dependents and Beneficiaries affected by Data Breach on Bodybuilding

 

Bodybuilding.com, the personal fitness and bodybuilding website, has announced that unauthorized individuals may have accessed the information of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/22

North Korean hackers install fresh malware program which garners Bluetooth data

 

A gang of hackers in North Korea, reportedly receiving state sponsorship, recently developed one fresh malware strain which they deployed for

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/22

Attorney General of Kentucky warns against new computer virus scam

 

Andy Beshear, Attorney General of Kentucky, is warning the Kentuckians regarding computer virus scam. This computer virus scam took money from

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/21

Cyber-criminal network behind $100m theft dismantled

 

Officials of law enforcement from Europe and USA reported busting one worldwide network of organized cyber-criminals that deployed malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/21

3,673 Clients got impacted by the Phishing Attack on Partners For Quality Inc

 

On April 19, 2019, Partners For Quality, Inc. (PFQ) has posted one notice on its website and notified the HHS that more than 3,600 clients were

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/20

Ransomware Attack on NJ-based Orthopedic Surgeon

 

Orthopedic Surgeon based in Paramus, New Jersey, and ActivYouth Orthopedics owner, Ronald Snyder, M.D., recently became victim of a ransomware

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/20

Phishing Attack on National Seating and Mobility

 

National Seating and Mobility (also known as NSM) has discovered that unauthorized individuals had gained access to a number of NSM employees email

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/18

Spyware attack on WhatsApp makes so-called secure messaging applications prone to hacks

 

WhatsApp has issued an alert to its end-users about fresh software getting loaded onto smart-phones to carry out a spyware assault. This, therefore,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/18

Mobile users cautioned about fake digital wallet and exchange apps

 

In a post from Binance Academy there is a caution for smart-phone users about different potential threats they require avoiding that come in the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/17

Doctors Management Services notifies patients about ransomware attack on their network

 

Doctors' Management Service (DMS) Inc., a medical billing services provider based in Massachusetts, recently started notifying the patients that its

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/17

2,290 Patients got notified about Phishing Attack on Harbor Behavioral Health

 

Harbor Behavioral Health (HBH), a network of mental health treatment and counselling centers based in Northwest Ohio, found that an unauthorised

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/16

North Korean government using ElectricFish hacking tool, claims U.S.

 

The DHS along with FBI has issued a warning regarding one fresh malware strain that Hidden Cobra the hacking crew of North Korean government is

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/16

More than 10m people’s personal info affected in lone data hack, reports OAIC

 

OAIC or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published its data hack report of the last quarter revealing that 10m-and-more

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/16

Hong Kong Office of Amnesty International experienced a cyberattack

 

Hong Kong office of Amnesty International experienced a cyberattack that as per the group is a state-sponsored team's work, whose tactics and

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/15

Ransomware attack targets Amarillo and Baltimore, many servers shutdown

 

The servers belonging to Amarillo and Baltimore City Hall in TX, Potter County recently became infected with ransomware leading Baltimore to turn

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/15

Dharma ransomware of 2016 updated to pose as anti-virus software

 

A ransomware campaign running successfully threatening organizations globally was recently updated whereby it now enticed victims into loading

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/14

Wolters Kluwer attacked with malware, disconnects services from Net

 

Widely-used tax as well as accounting software provider Wolters Kluwer was recently hit with a malware assault. Consequently, a lot of its users

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/14

Software Engineer arrested for hacking payment gateway

 

Newly set up cyber cell of Maharashtra has made their first arrest on April 23, 2019. The accused is software engineer, aged 28, who had hacked

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/14

60,000 Records got exposed in a Phishing Attack on EmCare

 

EmCare, the physician staffing company based in the Dallas city of Texas, has said that it suffered from a data breach, thus possibly impacting

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/13

New MegaCortex ransomware detected hitting large enterprise networks; Sophos

 

One fresh sample of ransomware has been found contaminating corporate networks via sequentially set events wherein a few contaminations start with

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/13

Delta Dental notifies members possibly affected by 2018 phishing

 

Delta Dental is largest and main dental plan system of the United States, having 39 member companies. Recently, Delta Dental of Illinois revealed a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/10

Centrelake Medical Group exposed PHI of certain patients due to a Computer Virus

 

Centrelake Medical Group has been notifying a number of patients that some Protected Health Information (PHI) of them has been exposed due to a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/9

Ransomware attack targets GitHub accounts; erases their code repositories

 

There's been a hacking campaign against GitHub accounts for erasing the code repositories inside them followed with a ransom demanded off the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/9

India-based outsourcing giant Wipro was hacked

 

Wipro the giant outsourcing firm based in India was hacked using one RAT (remote access tool) along with another tool used during post-exploitation,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/9

5,000 Patients of Metrocare Services affected by the Second Phishing Attack in last few months

 

Metrocare Services, a mental health services provider in North Texas, got affected by the second phishing attack in last few months. This second

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/8

Blue Cross of Idaho member portal breached and hacker attempts to reroute the payments

 

Blue Cross of Idaho discovered that its website was hacked, and as a result unauthorized individual accessed its member portal as well as viewed

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/8

20,485 Patients of Health Recovery Services impacted by almost 3 month-long Network Breach

 

Health Recovery Services, the provider of drug as well as alcohol addiction services, has been notifying 20,485 patients about a data breach that

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/8

1,026 Individuals possibly impacted by Email Account Breach of Dakota County Employee

 

A release was issued by Dakota County, Minnesota, on April 12, 2019, to say that it came to know about one data security incident involving

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/7

Zero-day in Oracle WebLogic exploited for dropping ransomware on servers

 

Cisco Talos' security researchers report about critical zero-day vulnerability discovered and exploited more than a week for contaminating servers

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/7

Wipro confirmed that its IT systems have been attacked recently

 

India is among most targeted countries where phishing attacks takes place, and Wipro Ltd, an Indian IT company, became the latest victim.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/6

Protected Health Information of 23,811 patients of Palmetto Health exposed in a phishing attack

 

The threat from the phishing attacks have been growing more rapidly than ever before. The healthcare organizations are now required to implement

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/6

Klaussner Furniture notified over 9,000 current and past employees about possible data breach

 

Klaussner Furniture Industries based in North Carolina recently discovered that a security incident related to data which has affected its

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/6

Google Chrome’s mobile browser confronts novel form of phishing

 

One fresh and astonishingly very easy phishing technique is responsible for manipulating the mobile browser of Google Chrome by taking the guise of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/3

RS Medical notifies the patients after experiencing Phishing Attack

 

Manufacturer of pain relief device based in Vancouver, WA, RS Medical on April 7, 2019, revealed about an incident having potential to compromise

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/3

Hackers filch financial data of big-budgeted companies worldwide via ransomware targeted at Citycomp

 

A ransomware assault after hitting Citycomp a gigantic IT company in Germany is responsible for endangering financial data belonging to a number of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/2

Minnesota DHS reported another breach of 2018 from a phishing attack

 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) found that another email account of an employee has been compromised due to a phishing attack. This

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/2

Around 12,000 Baystate Health Patients notified about PHI Exposure caused by Phishing Attack

 

Baystate Health based in Springfield, Massachusetts, is impacted by a phishing attack, which has resulted in exposure of Protected Health

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/1

Ransomware strikes Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in America

 

The message boards at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have been displaying blank screens on a dark background spanning over 5 days because

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SPAMfighter News 2019/5/1

E-threat called Beapy targets PC-networks of premium enterprises

 

A malware that mines crypto-currency is dangerously making the rounds across the Internet as it contaminated innumerable premium business

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