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Round Up of Major Breaches and Scams
More than a month after a cyberattack hit the University of Vermont (UVM) health network, the organization is still working to recover its systems and is grappling with delayed payment processing and other issues. The cyberattack has led to delays in patient appointments including chemotherapy appointments, mammograms, and biopsies.
U.S. healthcare provider AspenPointe notified patients of a data breach stemming from a September 2020 cyberattack that enabled attackers to steal protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII). AspenPointe is a nonprofit that manages 12 organizations serving over 50,000 individuals and families every.
Round Up of Major Malware and Ransomware Incidents
Schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system are closed Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 as officials investigate and remediate a ransomware attack that hit its network systems the day before Thanksgiving, pausing classes for some 115,000 students attending school online due to the pandemic.
Round Up of Major Vulnerabilities and Patches
The WebKit browser engine is affected by several vulnerabilities, including ones that can be exploited for remote code execution by convincing the targeted user to visit a malicious website. WebKit is an open source engine that has been used by Safari and other Apple products, as well as many other apps for macOS, iOS and Linux.