Hive ransomware group claims Partnership HealthPlan of California data breach

March 31, 2022 | CSO

The Hive ransomware group has claimed to have stolen 850,000 personally identifiable information (PII) records from the Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). The data includes names, Social Security numbers, and addresses along with 400 GB of stolen files from the healthcare organization’s server, according to a post on Hive’s dark web site. The PHC has confirmed “anomalous activity on certain computer systems within its network.”

Hackers Gaining Power of Subpoena Via Fake “Emergency Data Requests”

March 30, 2022 | Krebs on Security

There is a terrifying and highly effective “method” that criminal hackers are now using to harvest sensitive customer data from Internet service providers, phone companies and social media firms. It involves compromising email accounts and websites tied to police departments and government agencies, and then sending unauthorized demands for subscriber data while claiming the information being requested can’t wait for a court order because it relates to an urgent matter of life and death.

President’s Proposed Budget Prioritizes Cybersecurity

March 29, 2022 | BankInfoSecurity

The White House released its $5.8 trillion proposed budget today for the fiscal year 2023 – an 11% increase over 2022 that includes billions to bolster cybersecurity defenses for federal departments.

Okta: “We made a mistake” delaying the Lapsus$ hack disclosure

March 28, 2022 | Bleeping Computer

Okta has admitted that it made a mistake delaying the disclosure of hack from the Lapsus$ data extortion group that took place in January. Additionally, the company has provided a detailed timeline of the incident and its investigation activities.

Data for 820,000 New York K-12 students compromised in hack

March 28, 2022 | UPI

Personal data for approximately 820,000 current and former public school students in New York City was compromised in the hack of a popular online attendance system earlier this year, amounting to the biggest breach of K-12 student data in United States history.

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