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NYPD Fingerprint Database Computers Infected with Ransomware(November 25, 2019)
 A contractor installing a digital display at the New York City Police Department inadvertently infected computers connected to the department’s LiveScan fingerprint tracking system. The malware was introduced when the contractor plugged an infected NUC mini-PC into the network. Although the malware did not execute, NYPD decided to take LiveScan down and reinstall software on 200 department computers around the city.
Read more in:
– www.scmagazine.com
: NYPD fingerprint database touched by ransomware

FBI Warns of Cyberattacks Targeting Auto Industry(November 22 & 23, 2019)
 On November 19, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sent a Private Industry Notification to automotive industry organizations, warning of a recent uptick in cyberattacks targeting the automotive industry. The document notes an increase in “cyberattacks to obtain sensitive customer data, network account passwords, and internal enterprise network details,” from organizations in the automotive industry. It goes on to list several specific examples of recent attacks and to offer recommendations for defending against cyberattacks.
Read more in:
– www.bleepingcomputer.com
: FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks Targeting US Automotive Industry

Ransomware Attack Affects More than 100 Nursing Homes(November 23 & 25, 2019)
 A ransomware attack affected access to patient data at more than 100 nursing homes in the US. The November 17 attack that Wisconsin-based Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI), which provides data hosting, security, access management for nursing homes and acute care facilities. The attack poses a threat to patient health at some facilities as medication orders cannot be processed. The hackers responsible for the attack are demanding $14 million in Bitcoin.
Read more in:
– krebsonsecurity.com
: 110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Alleged Jack Dorsey Hacker Arrested(November 23 & 25, 2019)
 Law enforcement authorities have arrested an individual who is believed to be part of a group that hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account in late August. The hackers were able to take over the account using a SIM-swapping attack.
Read more in:
– www.vice.com
: Authorities Arrest Alleged Member of Group That Hacked Jack Dorsey

Target is Suing its Insurance Company Over Costs Associated with 2013 Data Breach(November 21 & 22, 2019)
 Target has filed a lawsuit against ACE American Insurance Co., alleging that the insurer owes Target $74 million to cover costs incurred replacing payment cards after a 2013 data breach. Target maintains that the costs should be covered under its general liability policy.
Read more in:
– www.scmagazine.com
: Target files $74 million suit against Chubb over breach coverage



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