An employee with Scouts Victoria, a youth organization in Australia, fell for a phishing attack exposing the personally identifiable data of thousands of members. The youth organization provides empowerment, community support, and job training for young people. Scouts Victoria said it has notified the victims of the breach and has contacted relevant government authorities, including the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the Department of Human Resources.
Watchmaker Swatch was hit with ransomware that impacted several of its systems, causing disruptions throughout its operations for several days. Some systems weren’t directly affected but were shut down to mitigate damage and stem the tide of the infection.
eResearch Technology was severely impacted by a ransomware attack that slowed down progress on COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research. The provider of technology that enables clinical trials and data sharing at organizations including AstraZeneca, Oxford University, and Bristol Myers Squibb, reported that its employees could not access many systems. That in turn affected clinical trials in progress as researchers were forced to track patient data manually using pen and paper. Systems were down for several days.
Cybercriminals have followed through on their threats to release the information that they’d snatched about students after officials refused to pay the ransom demanded to release it. Students in the Clark County School District discovered over the weekend that their school records had been dumped on the Dark Web.
The American Payroll Association just notified its members that it has suffered a breach. Threat actors installed skimming malware on both the login web page of the APA website and the checkout section of the association’s online store by exploiting a vulnerability in the APA’s content management system. It was discovered around July 13, but before it could be removed unauthorized individuals gained access to information including first and last names, email address, job title/role, primary job function, company structure, gender; date of birth, address (either business or personal), including country, province or state, city, and postal code, company name and size, industry details, and the types of payroll and attendance software used at the member’s company.