US Gas Pipeline Is Stalled for Two Days Due to Ransomware Attack

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

oil pipeline plant natural gas station equipment

Yesterday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) released an advisory informing the public that a ransomware attack has impacted the operations of an unnamed natural gas compression facility. This has forced the facility to shut down operations for two days while attempting to recover from the attack. According to the advisory, a malicious actor gained … Read more

Rutter’s Issues Statement Informing Card Users of Data Breach

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Gas station

The popular convenience store chain Rutter’s has reported that customer’s personal information was compromised at some of their Pennsylvania and West Virginia locations. According to a notice released by Rutter’s, they received a report from a third party indicating that the malicious actors accessed payment card data from point-of-sale devices at certain fuel pumps. Additionally, … Read more

Microsoft Data Breach Results in 250 Million Records Exposed

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed that a long spanning data breach, affecting information dating as far back as 14 years, has exposed the data of 250 million users. According to a blog post from the Microsoft Security Response Center, they finished an investigation on January 22nd, regarding access misconfiguration for the customer support database. In the blog … Read more

Millions of Wawa Customers’ Credit Cards are Being Sold on the Dark Web

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Wawa gas station

On December 19, 2019, Wawa announced that there was malware on its payment processing server between December 10th and December 12th. This malware affected all of their branches. Now they are announcing that they are aware of multiple attempts to sell customer card information on the dark web. The payment cards were reportedly found on … Read more

Landry’s Inc Warns Customers of Data Breach Potentially Affecting More Than 60 Restaurants

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Landry's data breach restaurant card

Landry’s Inc, the Houston-based parent company of over 600 restaurants, casinos, and hotels across the United States, has released a blog post notice informing their customers of a data breach. Some of the restaurants potentially affected include Atlantic Grill, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Golden Nugget, Mitchell’s Steakhouse, Rainforest Cafe, Strip House, and Dos Caminos. In their … Read more

LifeLabs Suffers a Data Breach Revealing the Health Data of 15 Million Canadians

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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LifeLabs has revealed that 15 million Canadians may have had their data leaked after a being hit with a cyber-attack in October. LifeLabs is a diagnostics testing company, the largest healthcare laboratory test company in Canada. In a recent blog post, they revealed that most of the victim were in Ontario and British Columbia. The … Read more

Montgomery County Public Schools Suffers Data Breach Affecting 6,000 Student Accounts

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Montgomery County Public Schools has suffered a data breach at the hands of a student, compromising the data of nearly 6,000 students. Montgomery has put out a Data Incident Response report informing their student body and surrounding community that the student in question accessed Naviance, an online college and career readiness solution program. Furthermore, a … Read more

Mixcloud Suffers a Data Breach Exposing the Information of Over 20 Million Users

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

MixCloud Website

Mixcloud, a British online crowd-sourced streaming service, disclosed that 21 million user accounts have been stolen from the site and are being sold on the dark web. According to Vice, the seller, “A_W_S”, is asking for 0.5 in bitcoin, translating to $4,000 dollars for the data. The breach took place earlier this month, though Mixcloud … Read more

OnePlus Reveals Second Data Breach in Two Years

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

OnePlus

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been the victim of a data breach in which an unauthorized party gained access to customer’s order information. One Plus has released a statement revealing that customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses might have been susceptible to theft. However, they have revealed that customer’s payment information, passwords, and accounts … Read more

T-Mobile Reveals Data Breach Affecting Prepaid Customers

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Telecommunications operator T-Mobile revealed on Thursday that the US branch of their company was the victim of a data breach. This breach has affected an undisclosed number of customers. The number is reported to be small, and the breach only impacts customers using T-Mobile’s prepaid services. In a statement released on their website, T-Mobile reassured … Read more