Cybersecurity

Hackers Stalk a Utility; Promote Godzilla

Godzilla did not, in fact, really attack San Francisco. It was just a movie.

Godzilla did not, in fact, really attack San Francisco. It was just a movie. // Warner Bros.

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

VA medical center mismailing leaves nearly 250 vets with the wrong test results

One patient learned he had warning signs of colon cancer -- a disease that killed a parent -- only to receive a second postcard that he was in the clear. Then a third card arrived: a correction saying his tests were, in fact, positive. 

Hacker pierces control system of a U.S. public utility

The network could have been compromised possibly because it was reachable through the public Web.

Hackers nick a database full of eBay user information

After obtaining a number of employee login credentials, the attackers used the codes to break into eBay’s corporate network.

Godzilla has taken over the box office and a California traffic sign

“Godzilla Attack -- Turn Back,” read an electronic sign in San Francisco, two days before the Friday, May 16, release of the action movie remake.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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Spearphishing / Stolen credentials / User accounts compromised

Hackers fund flights to London for Romanian pickpockets through iThing scam

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// July 23