#infosec | Illinois College Suffers Data Breach

An Illinois college is offering nearly free credit monitoring to over 1,700 current and former employees following a recent data breach. Officials at the College of DuPage confirmed on Monday that a cybersecurity incident had taken place recently.  College president Brian Caputo said that personal and tax information belonging to 1,755 staff…

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#infosec | Zynga Facing Lawsuit Over Data Breach

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against gaming company Zynga Inc. over a data breach that exposed the personal information of 173 million users.  The casual-gaming giant, which made its name with Farmville, warned mobile players of Words With Friends and Draw Something to update their passwords after the breach occurred in September…

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#infosec | SpaceX Contractor Hit by Data Breach

An aerospace and industrial manufacturer has become the latest firm to have sensitive internal documents published online by ransomware attackers. Visser Precision, which makes parts for Tesla and SpaceX as well as defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin, was hit by the DoppelPaymer variant, according to security vendor Emsisoft. The…

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#infosec | UW Medicine Facing Breach Lawsuit

The University of Washington School of Medicine is facing a class-action lawsuit over a data breach that impacted 974,000 patients.  Plaintiffs claim UW Medicine failed to “properly secure and safeguard” patients’ personal health information (PHI), resulting in the exposure of data that included patient names, medical record numbers, and other…

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