WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 133

WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 133


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WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 133

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1- Data Breach – 100K patients’ Infomation Exposed at Utah Pathology Services

According to Kuty, around 112,000 patients had their personal information exposed by a data breach at Utah Pathology Services. The breach was discovered when the organization discovered “an unknown party attempted to redirect funds from within Utah Pathology,” according to an announcement from the company. The attempted fraud led to the discovered of that patient information was accessible and included one or more of the following:

  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Insurance information including ID and group numbers and clinical and diagnostic information related to pathology services
  • And, for a smaller percentage of patients, Social Security number

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2- Ransomware Attack At Tesla Battery

Tesla was attacked by  Ransomware but managed to survive. In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk solved a mystery involving a 27-year-old Russian, an insider at an unnamed corporation and an alleged million-dollar payment offered to help trigger a ransomware extortion attack on the firm.

Prosecutors declined to name the target but Musk was happy to oblige. According to the billionaire, the scheme took aim at the electric car company’s 1.9 million-square-foot factory in Sparks, Nevada, which makes batteries for Tesla vehicles and energy storage units.

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3- Telegram Data Leak – Millions of Records Exposed on Darknet

Encrypted-messaging app Telegram experienced a massive data leak that exposed the personal data of millions of users. Telegram allows customers to privately exchange end-to-end encrypted texts, calls, voice notes, and videos however vulnerability in its contact import feature compromised millions of records, including phone numbers and user IDs, which were then leaked onto the darknet.

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4- Philadelphia Transit Worker Data Was Hit By A Malware

Personal information related to the  Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s approximately 9,300 employees might have been compromised during a malware attack that has blocked the authority for nearly three weeks. “Unauthorized individuals may have accessed” files including employee names, Social Security numbers, addresses, benefits enrollment information, salary or hourly rate, as well as bank account and routing numbers

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WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 132

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