CT Cyber Alerts is our way of keeping Connecticut residents aware of local cyber attacks. Unfortunately, hackers are targeting CT more than most places; according to the FBI, we're the fifth most targeted state in the nation. Our sources include:
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The optometry offices of Dr. Thomas DeLuca, Dr. Antony Marciano & Associates announced on Jan. 25 they had been victimized by a ransomware attack last November. The hacker also made away with personal information from the 26,000 patient files DeLuca had on record, potentially including patients’ names, Social Security Numbers and some health information.
The home design app informed members f a breach of its user data it discovered more than a month ago, advising any people registered to use Houzz to change their password and stating it has contacted law enforcement.
The city school district’s computer network was attacked by a virus caused by an outside entity that intended to hold district data hostage for ransom. The damage was loosing data that has been theirs: years’ work of lesson plans and teaching materials stored on district servers.
An entity calling itself Workplace Compliance Services has been sending an official-looking form to limited liability companies that cites a state law requiring the filing of annual reports with the Secretary of the State. It then tells the owners to fill out the form and mail it in — with a $110 fee — to get help filing the reports.
Production of a number of US newspapers (including Union-Tribune papers in Florida, Chicago and Connecticut) belonging to the Tribune Group was adversly affected by a cyber attack thought to involve Ryuk ransomware. The attack was first noticed at the San Diego Union-Tribune, when some editors found they were unable to send completed pages to the printing facilities.