Cayman Islands Bank Records Exposed in Open Azure Blob, Electronic Medical Records Cracked Open by OpenClinic Bugs, and more

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Round Up of Major Breaches and Scams

FBI warns of BEC scammers using email auto-forwarding in attacks

The FBI is warning US companies about scammers actively abusing auto-forwarding rules on web-based email clients to increase the likelihood of successful Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

Microsoft removes 18 malicious Edge extensions for injecting ads into web pages

Microsoft has removed 18 Edge browser extensions from the Edge Add-ons portal after the extensions were caught injecting ads into users’ web search results pages. The extensions were removed between November 20 and November 25 after Microsoft received multiple complaints from users via Reddit.

Cayman Islands Bank Records Exposed in Open Azure Blob

A Cayman Island investment firm has removed years of backups, which up until recently were easily available online thanks to a misconfigured Microsoft Azure blob. The blob’s single URL led to vast stores of files including personal banking information, passport data and even online banking PINs.

Brazil plane maker Embraer says hackers gained access to company data

Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer said late on Monday that it had been targeted by hackers, who obtained the disclosure of data allegedly attributed to the company. The company said the breach was identified on Nov. 25 and the culprits only got access to a single company archive.

Thousands of US lab results and medical records spilled online after a security lapse

NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the internet because one of its cloud servers wasn’t protected with a password.

Round Up of Major Malware and Ransomware Incidents

Online Learning Company K12 Paying Ransom Following Ransomware Attack

Online learning solutions provider K12 Inc., which recently announced changing its name to Stride Inc., said on Monday that it had decided to pay a ransom to cybercriminals who managed to breach its systems and deploy a piece of ransomware.

Alabama school district shut down by ransomware attack

Ransomware operators have attacked the Huntsville City Schools district in Alabama, forcing them to shut down schools for the rest of the week and possibly next week. The Huntsville City Schools district is the sixth-largest school district in Alabama, with almost 24,000 students, 2,300 employees, and thirty-seven schools.

Round Up of Major Vulnerabilities and Patches

Electronic Medical Records Cracked Open by OpenClinic Bugs

Four vulnerabilities have been discovered in the OpenClinic application for sharing electronic medical records. The most concerning of them would allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to read patients’ personal health information (PHI) from the application.


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