Rogue San Francisco network administrator Terry Childs claims he was just acting in accordance with job requirements by refusing to divulge passwords for the city's FiberWAN network last summer. According to recent court filings, he resisted a “surprise request to disclose the passwords” at a stressful meeting with his boss and police officials, maintaining that no one present “was qualified to have the passwords.” Childs faces seven years in prison. — CAM
Massachusetts-based non-profit health service firm Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has confirmed that more than 2.55 million of its current and former members had their sensitive data compromised following a ransomware attack in April, BleepingComputer reports.
U.S. legal discovery tech service provider Casepoint has launched a probe into a possible cyberattack following claims by the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware operation purporting the theft of 2TB of sensitive data from the firm, according to TechCrunch.
BleepingComputer reports that several email accounts owned by Spanish-speaking users across Latin America have been hijacked by the newly-discovered ongoing Horabot botnet campaign, which has been delivering a banking trojan and spam tool since November 2020.