Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the largest health insurers in New England, has suffered a ransomware attack that potentially exposed the personal data of 2.5 million individuals. The attack took place on January 23, 2021, and compromised the insurer’s online portal. The company stated that it has not received any evidence that the stolen data has been misused.
A new hacking forum has leaked the personal data of over 478,000 members of the notorious RaidForums, including email addresses, IP addresses, usernames and passwords. The leaked data is said to have included sensitive information from various data breaches, highlighting the importance of strong and unique passwords, and the need for online security measures.
MCNA Dental, one of the largest dental insurance providers in the US, has suffered a massive data breach that has impacted 8.9 million people. The breach occurred after a ransomware attack on the company’s IT systems. The attackers have reportedly stolen sensitive personal and medical information, including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers. The company is currently investigating the incident and has offered free credit monitoring services to affected individuals.
Luxottica, the world’s largest eyewear company, has confirmed a data breach that exposed the personal and sensitive information of over 70 million customers. The leaked data includes names, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers, and more. The company has assured its customers that it has taken measures to secure its systems and is working closely with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts.
PharMerica, a US-based pharmacy services provider, has confirmed that it has suffered a data breach, with the personal information of over 5.8 million patients being stolen by the Conti ransomware gang. The stolen data includes patient names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and medical information, which could be used for identity theft and other fraudulent activities. PharMerica has reportedly paid an undisclosed amount to the attackers to recover the stolen data.
Discord, a popular chat app for gamers, has revealed a data breach after a customer support agent’s account was hacked. The attackers gained access to personal information of Discord users, including email addresses, usernames, and encrypted passwords. The company has advised users to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication. The incident serves as a reminder to always be vigilant about online security.
Toyota has suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of 3.1 million customers. Unfortunately, Toyota has confirmed that the data breach occurred due to an unauthorized access attack on their IT systems, leaving customers vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. To safeguard against such attacks, it is important for companies to implement robust cybersecurity measures.
Brightly, a cybersecurity firm, has warned of a data breach in Schooldude, a popular educational software provider. The breach exposed credentials of users, including teachers and students, potentially risking their personal information. The company has advised Schooldude users to reset their passwords immediately and to monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.
Former developer of Ubiquiti Networks, John William Kirby Kelley, has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing company data worth over $1 million and then extorting the firm for $2 million. Kelley planned to release the data publicly but was caught by the FBI. He has been ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution.
North Korean hackers have successfully breached a major hospital in Seoul, Korea, in an attempt to steal sensitive data. The attack, which is believed to have been carried out by the notorious Lazarus Group, targeted the patient database of the hospital. The group is known for its involvement in high-profile cyberattacks, including the 2014 Sony Pictures hack and the WannaCry ransomware attack.