Tag: data leak

Cerebral to pay $7 million settlement in Facebook pixel data leak case
News

Cerebral to pay $7 million settlement in Facebook pixel data leak case

The telehealth company Cerebral and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have struck a settlement in which Cerebral will pay $7,000,000 to resolve charges that it mishandled patients' private health information. Online treatment and medication management for a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and substance misuse, are offered by Cerebral, a remote telehealth company. The corporation notified 3.2 million users of its websites, applications, and services in March 2023 of a data breach, stating that the use of tracking pixels on its platform had resulted in the exposure of their personal data. According to the FTC's lawsuit, Cerebral and its former CEO, Kyle Robertson, violated the company's cancellation policy and disclosed customers'...
Ransomware gang starts leaking alleged stolen Change Healthcare data
News

Ransomware gang starts leaking alleged stolen Change Healthcare data

In what has been a protracted and complicated extortion process for the organization, the RansomHub gang has started to publish what they claim is corporate and patient data seized from United Health subsidiary Change Healthcare. A hack on Change Healthcare in February severely disrupted the US healthcare system by stopping physicians and pharmacists from invoicing insurance companies or filing claims. The BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware operation was ultimately found to be responsible for the attack; they subsequently claimed to have taken 6 TB of data. The BlackCat gang ended their operations after coming under more pressure from the authorities. This happened in the midst of rumors that they were committing an escape scam by obtaining the affiliate who carried out the attack's $22 m...
Millions of patient data leaked in US health network hack
News

Millions of patient data leaked in US health network hack

Sensitive patient information was revealed during a recent cyber attack, according to HCA, a Nashville-based healthcare network with 180 hospitals and more than 2300 ambulatory clinics in both the UK and the US. The information is now being sold on the dark web. On July 10, HCA Healthcare reported the leak on its website, where it sees an estimated 37 million patients annually from both countries. According to the organisation, "HCA recently learned that a list of specific information with regard to some of its patients was made available by an unknown and unauthorised party on an online forum read more Millions of patient data leaked in US health network hack. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness with our comprehensive coverage of...
US Patent and Trademark Office data leak exposed 61K private addresses
News

US Patent and Trademark Office data leak exposed 61K private addresses

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office admitted on Thursday that a year-long data leak between February 2020 and March 2023 unintentionally revealed 61,000 applicants' private addresses for trademarks. The trademark office said that the issue was completely resolved on April 1 and that no data had been misused. The data leak, according to the trademark office, only affected roughly 3% of all trademark applications submitted during the course of the three-year period. The Department's Senior Agency Official for Privacy and its Enterprise Security Operations Centre were notified as soon as the data exposure was made known by the USPTO, and they in turn informed the Department of Homeland Security. As you are aware, the USPTO also informed those who were exposed about the situation in an...
City of Oakland Faces Major Data Leak
Risk, Security

City of Oakland Faces Major Data Leak

As ransomware attackers who broke into municipal government networks last month started leaking the data they took, the City of Oakland is bracing itself. City officials apologized for the ongoing disturbance the incident is causing in a statement they posted on Friday. We just learned that an unauthorized person had obtained specific files from our network and intended to make the material publicly available, the statement read more City of Oakland Faces Major Data Leak. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness with our comprehensive coverage of the latest threats, breaches, and solutions.