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Microfiche Data Lost During Move

Who: BC Pension Corporation # of Accounts Breached: 8,000 What happened: A box of microfiche the size of a Kleenex box disappeared during a recent office move in Victoria When it happened: January 28, 2019 How it happened: The BC Pension Corporation revealed in a...

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County Government Crippled by Ransomware Attack

Who: Garfield County # of Accounts Breached: Undetermined What happened: A ransomware attack hit Garfield County’s computer systems, crippling them for weeks When it happened: 11 April 2019 How it happened: A ransomware attack hit Garfield County’s computer systems,...

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Phishing Attack Against Baystate Health

Who: Baystate Health of Springfield # of Accounts Breached: About 12,000 patients What happened: A phishing incident resulted in unauthorized access to the email accounts of several employees When it happened: Between Feb. 7 and March 7. How it happened: A phishing...

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Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

 Our friends at Microsoft have another severe vulnerability that could bring the internet to its knees. It is essential that you STOP and PATCH your systems immediately! It does not require the user to do anything to begin an exploit from using this vulnerability to...

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Welch backs legislation to crack down on robocalls

Welch Backs LegislationTo Crack Down On RobocallsBURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is backing legislation to crack down on unwanted robocalls.   Welch says that in 2018, Americans received 47 billion robocalls, a 64 percent increase since 2016.The...

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Connected CounterTop Garden E-Commerce Site Hacked

Who: AeroGrow # of Accounts Breached: Undetermined What was affected: Credit card number, expiration date, and card verification value — also known as a security code When it happened: Between October 29, 2018,​ and March 4, 2019 How it happened: On March 4, 2019,...

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Those Annoying Robocalls

Those Annoying RobocallsThe top consumer complaint to the FCC is unwanted, illegal and spoofed robocalls. Complaints are on the rise from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a...

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Website of Bangladesh Oil Hacked, Twice

Who: Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) # of Accounts Breached: What was affected: Petrobangla’s website When it happened: April 7, 2019 How it happened: In the latest hacking incident, hackers using the name “N33LOB33” wrote on the website: “It...

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