The Data Breach Blog

The Southeast Eye Institute patient information compromised

The Southeast Eye Institute, P.A. reported a possible data breach after an unauthorized individual gained access to patient data via a third-party affiliate.

San Juan County DWI program patient data compromised

Information on patients in New Mexico's San Juan County DWI treatment program may have been compromised.

Children's National Health System breached, data of 4K patients compromised

More than 4,000 patients of the Children's National Health System received notices of a data breach following a former vendor disclosing patient health information on an FTP site viewable on the web.

San Mateo Foster City School District employee PII compromised in breach

The San Mateo Foster City School District (SMFCSD) reported that personal information of active employees was compromised.

Bay Area Children's Association patient data breached

The Bay Area Children's Association reported a data reach that compromised patient data.

The Threat Hunter Blog

The Threat Hunter Blog Petya and Mischa - the Ransomware Twins (sort of)

Petya and Mischa - the Ransomware Twins (sort of)

These two malwares have been much in the news over the past week or so.

The Threat Hunter Blog Next up. A look at Locky Ransomware

Next up. A look at Locky Ransomware

We've been examining some of the newer - or, at least, most currently prevalent - strains of ransomware. This time we look at Locky.

The Threat Hunter Blog On to TeslaCrypt

On to TeslaCrypt

As I pointed out last time I had the benefit of working with two malware samples, one from our friends at PhishMe and one from the quarantine at Logix Federal Credit Union. We'll start with the one from Logix.

The Threat Hunter Blog Ransomware - Part 2

Ransomware - Part 2

Welcome back to ransomware. This time we are focusing on TeslaCrypt 3.0 with the .mp3 extension. Files encrypted - for example .docx files - will show as document.docx.mp3.

The Threat Hunter Blog Decoding Ransomware- Part 1

Decoding Ransomware- Part 1

You'll pardon, perhaps, my absence over the past week. As it happens, I have been involved with some very interesting ransomware (no, not on any of my computers) and it occurred to me that this might make a great topic.

About Dr. Stephenson

Dr. Peter Stephenson is SC Magazine's Technology Editor, a cyber criminologist, digital investigator and digital forensic scientist at The Center for Digital Forensic Studies, is a writer, researcher and lecturer on cyber threat analysis, cyber criminology and cyber jurisprudence. He has lectured extensively and has written, edited or contributed to 20 books and several hundred articles in major national and international trade, technical and scientific publications. 

He is the editor of the Peter Stephenson Series on Cyber Crime Investigation (Auerbach). Dr. Stephenson began his career in information security in 1964 as a Navy crypto technician.

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