Court Rejects Demand for “Corrective” Notice in Blackbaud Data Breach MDL

May 2, 2022 | Consumer Privacy World

In spring of 2020, cybercriminals infiltrated the computer networks of Blackbaud, a South Carolina-based cloud-computing provider. Once in Blackbaud’s system, cybercriminals copied the data of a number of individuals and held it for ransom. The targets of the attack were not direct customers of Blackbaud, but rather were individuals who had provided their data to companies, which in turn contracted with Blackbaud to manage that data. Even so, Blackbaud paid the ransom to the cybercriminals on the condition that the cybercriminals immediately and permanently destroy all copied data.

PlanMember Securities Corporation Targeted by Cyber Thieves

April 27, 2022 | LegalScoops

On April 15, 2022, PlanMember Securities Corporation (“PlanMember”) reported a data breach to the California Attorney General’s Office. According to PlanMember, on February 17, 2022 criminal actors illegally gained access to a company executive’s email account and impersonated him, attempting to steal funds.

2021 Saw Record Numbers of DDoS Attacks on the Healthcare Industry

April 22, 2022 | HIPAA Journal

A new report from Comcast Business indicates 2021 was another record-breaking year for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. 9.84 million DDoS attacks were reported in 2021, which is a 14% increase from 2019, although slightly lower than the previous year when 10.1 million attacks were reported.

Impact of Lapsus$ attack on Okta less than feared

April 21, 2022 | Computer Weekly

Okta’s investigation into Lapsus$ breach of its systems via a Sitel workstation has concluded that the impact was significantly less than the maximum potential.

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