Queen Creek Medical Center (QCMC), also known as Desert Wells Family Medicine, located in Arizona, has notified up to 35,000 patients of a data breach following a ransomware attack that corrupted its medical records system, leading to a loss of a significant number of records.

According to a letter sent to patients, QCMC discovered that

On August 25, 2021, the FBI issued a Flash Alert to warn companies, especially in the health care industry, about the proliferation of attacks by threat actors using Hive ransomware.

According to the Flash Alert, Hive was first observed in June 2021: “Hive ransomware uses multiple mechanisms to compromise business networks, including phishing emails with

According to a report issued on August 24, 2021, by Unit 42 of Palo Alto Networks Ransomware Groups to Watch: Emerging Threats, four emerging ransomware groups “are currently affecting organizations and show signs of having the potential to become more prevalent in the future.”

The four emerging groups identified by Unit 42 include:

AvosLocker,

There has been a flurry of reporting in the past few days on the T-Mobile customer data compromise, with allegations that the compromise affected up to 100 million customers. The Federal Communications Commission confirmed yesterday that it is investigating the incident. T-Mobile proactively issued a press release on August 17 to clarify and correct the

Researchers at Heimdal Security have detected a new ransomware dubbed DeepBlueMagic. According to Heimdal, it is particularly concerning because it is able to disable security tools that companies have employed in order to avoid detection. After the security tools are disabled, the ransomware is deployed and encrypts entire hard drives, except for the system drive.

Mandiant, a division of FireEye, has reported that it has discovered a vulnerability in a software protocol that enables hackers to gain access to audio and visual data on smart devices including baby monitors and web cameras. The protocol was created  by Taiwanese Internet of Things vendor ThroughTek, and is incorporated in as many as

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network, which allows users to swap different types of digital tokens, was the victim of a cryptoheist that resulted in the thief (allegedly just one hacker) to swipe over $600 million of currency. The incident has been dubbed the largest theft of cryptocurrency to date.

The story reads like the beginning of

Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis has been diverting emergency department patients arriving by ambulance to other area hospitals since it shut down its network following a ransomware attack on August 4, 2021. The diversion is “out of an abundance of caution and to maintain the safety and integrity of our patient care” according to a hospital

According to The Record, Electronic Arts Sports (EA) was the victim of a cyber hacking in June, when hackers posted on an underground hacking forum that they were in possession of EA data seeking a sale price of $28 million. The hackers were reportedly able to access EA’s system after purchasing tools that allowed authentication

The bi-partisan infrastructure bill presently being debated in the U.S. Senate includes up to $1 billion in funding to state and local governments to enhance cybersecurity measures over four years.

The proposed funding would create a grant program to benefit state and local cybersecurity programs, which would be administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency