Recent Security Breaches: Los Angeles Police Department, Ameritas, National Baseball Hall of Fame and More

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As a managed IT service provider it is important to us to make sure to stay in know about the latest cyber security breaches. Every few weeks we like to share our findings with you here on our blog. Please take a peek below to learn more about some of the most recent cyber attacks.

Ameritas

Insurance company operating as a subsidiary of Ameritas Mutual Holding Company

The Hack: Phishing attack

“Ameritas has notified an unknown number of customers that their personal information may have been exposed in a data breach….”

Read More Here >> https://journalstar.com/business/local/lincoln-based-ameritas-discloses-data-breach/article_d0ac4d30-7e26-59ad-8fed-7ffebb2d0835.html

 

Georgia Department of Public Safety

Government agency overseeing state law enforcement divisions

The Hack: Ransomware

“The attack, which was discovered late last week, is the latest in a string of cyberincidents targeting government agencies of all sizes. State officials say they are working to get systems back to normal.”

Read More Here >> https://www.govtech.com/security/Georgia-Public-Safety-Agency-Hit-with-Ransomware-Attack.html

 

Los Angeles Police Department

Local police department serving Los Angeles, California

The Hack: Unauthorized database access

“The Los Angeles’ Personnel Department has been subject to a data breach in which the personal details of thousands of current and aspiring police officers has been stolen.”

Read More Here >> https://www.zdnet.com/article/thousands-of-los-angeles-police-caught-up-in-data-breach-personal-records-stolen/

 

University of York

Public research university based in York, England

The Hack: Unauthorized database access

“Information about thousands of students has been downloaded in a data breach at the University of York.”

Read More Here >> https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-49182179

 

Sephora in France

Paris-based multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores

The Hack: Unauthorized database access

“Customers reportedly received an email in which the company explained that an unauthorized third party had gotten access to the personal information of “some customers,” reportedly those in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.”

Read More Here >> https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/sephora-warns-users-of-data-breach/

 

National Baseball Hall of Fame

American History Museum for Major League Baseball

The Hack: Malicious code script

“The web site for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY was hacked to include a malicious MageCart script that stole the payment information of customers who purchased items on the site.”

Read More Here >> https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/national-baseball-hall-of-fame-hit-by-payment-card-stealing-attack/

 

Choice Hotels

Hospitality franchisor based in Rockville, Maryland

The Hack: Ransomware

“700,000 records belonging to Choice Hotels have reportedly been stolen with hackers demanding payment for their return.”

Read More Here >> https://www.zdnet.com/article/700000-choice-hotels-records-leaked-in-data-breach/

 

European Central Bank

Central bank for monetary policy within the Eurozone

The Hack: Unauthorized database access

“The European Central Bank (ECB) said on Thursday that unauthorised parties had breached the security measures protecting its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website, which is hosted by an external provider. As a result, it was possible that the contact data (but not the passwords) of 481 subscribers to the BIRD newsletter may have been captured. The affected information consists of the email addresses, names and position titles of the subscribers. ”

Read More Here >> https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2019/html/ecb.pr190815~b1662300c5.en.html

 

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