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Alaska Court System Went Offline in Cybersecurity Incident

The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court said the court system did not receive a ransom demand or any direct message from those involved in a cybersecurity attack last week that resulted in the system disconnecting its online services. …

Pennsylvania Contact Tracing Breach Impacts Private Info of 72K People

Employees of a vendor paid to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in Pennsylvania may have compromised the private information of at least 72,000 people, including their exposure status and their sexual orientation, the state Health Department said. Workers at Atlanta-based Insight …

Phone Scammers Using Wyoming Information Breach as Advantage

Telephone scammers are trying to take advantage of an accidental Wyoming Department of Health data release affecting over a quarter of the state’s population, department officials said. Scammers request insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or other financial information and in some cases …

New York Issues Letter to Regulated Entities Regarding Microsoft Exchange Breach

The New York Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Cybersecurity Division issued a March 9 letter to regulated entities regarding the recent Microsoft Exchange breach in which thousands of organizations were compromised via vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange servers. On March …

Washington State Pushing Measure to Create Office of Cybersecurity

In response to a security breach that exposed personal information from around 1.6 million unemployment claims filed last year, the Washington Senate has unanimously passed a measure that creates a state Office of Cybersecurity. The measure, passed by the chamber …

What Your Clients Need to Know About Cyber Risks

This post is part of a series sponsored by Hanover Insurance Group Inc. Most businesses recognize a cyberattack can have a potentially devastating effect on their operations. These same businesses have purchased insurance for traditional cyber risks, such as breaches …

California AG Backing Bill to Expand Consumer Privacy Protections

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has endorsed a state bill that would expand the state’s new privacy act to allow consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, despite months of tech lobbying against such a move. California’s …

Idaho Governor Orders Cybersecurity Improvements for the State

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed this week creates a director of Information Security position, with that person reporting directly to the governor. The …

Stolen Laptop in California Held Info from Thousands of Hospital Patients

Officials at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician’s car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reported thousands of families whose children were treated at …

New Mexico Farming Firm Expected to Lose $4M over Breach

A breach earlier this year in the water delivery system that serves Navajo Agricultural Products Industry is expected to end up costing the tribal business in New Mexico more than $4 million in lost revenue. The Daily Times reported the …