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California State Bar Notifies 1,300 Identified in Data Breach

The State Bar of California has begun notifying individuals whose names appeared in more than 322,000 confidential attorney discipline records published online in a massive data breach. The State Bar said it will contact 1,300 complainants, witnesses or respondents whose …

British Police, Probing Lapsus$ Hackers, Charge 2 Teenagers With Cyber Offenses

The City of London police, which has been investigating the Lapsus$ hacking group, said on Friday it had charged two teenagers with cyber offenses. A 16-year-old and 17-year-old were charged with unauthorized access to a computer with intent to impair …

Texas Department of Insurance Reports Data Breach

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) became aware of a security issue on January 4, 2022 with a TDI web application that manages workers’ compensation information. TDI immediately took the application offline, quickly fixed the issue, and started an investigation …

British Police Arrest 7 Suspected Members of Lapsus$ Hacking Group

Police in Britain have arrested seven people following a series of hacks by the Lapsus$ hacking group which targeted major firms including Okta Inc. and Microsoft Corp., City of London Police said on Thursday. San Francisco-based Okta Inc, whose authentication …

Teen Suspected by Cyber Researchers of Being Lapsus$ Mastermind

Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft Corp. and Nvidia Corp., have traced the attacks to a 16-year-old living at his mother’s house near Oxford, England. Four researchers investigating the hacking group Lapsus$, on behalf …

Firms Must Report Hacks to DHS in 72 Hours Under Law

The $1.5 trillion government funding package that President Joe Biden signed Tuesday includes sweeping cybersecurity legislation that will require critical infrastructure operators to quickly report data breaches and ransomware payments. The new law mandates that companies report hacks to the …

Zywave Agrees to $11 Million Fund to Settle ITC Data Breach Lawsuit

Insurance technology provider Zywave has agreed to offer an $11 million fund to settle a class-action lawsuit related to a data breach at a company it acquired in 2020. A proposed class-action suit was filed against Insurance Technologies Corp. (ITC) …

California Bar Investigates After Records Published Online

The State Bar of California is investigating a data breach after learning that a website published confidential information about 260,000 attorney discipline cases in California and other jurisdictions. State Bar officials learned about the posted records on Feb. 24, the …

Beware of ‘Zero-Click’ Hacks That Exploit Security Flaws in Phones’ Operating Systems

As a journalist working for the Arab news network Alaraby, Rania Dridi said she’s taken precautions to avoid being targeted by hackers, keeping an eye out for suspicious messages and avoiding clicking on links or opening attachments from people she …

Massachusetts City’s Pension Fund Lost $3.5M in Email Scam

An employee of Quincy’s pension fund wrongly sent $3.5 million in a wire transfer in February 2021 in response to a scam email and the funds have not been recovered. The Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission is investigating the Quincy …