2014 Malaysian telco data breach involving 46 million mobile phone users traced to Oman. Still no arrests made. Breach included lists of mobile phone numbers, identification card numbers, home addresses and the SIM card data. https://t.co/IuWiyyMRsF

from Twitter https://twitter.com/ErichKron

North Korea Backed Lazarus Group May be Taking Aim at Mobile Devices. Given the data and access to corporate resources we often have on mobile devices, it’s not a surprise. This one targeted South Koreans via a bible app downloaded from Google Play. https://t.co/UHT2SChBmu

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American Senior Communities Falls For A W2 Scam. 17,000 Employees Affected

The scam happened in mid-January, but they didn’t realize it until employees started having trouble filing returns in mid-February. This is the third Central Indiana employer in less than a month to fall for W2 scams. Monarch Beverage Co. and Scotty’s Brewhouse also fell for it, with the employee at Monarch having done the same thing last year.

Really Monarch? Twice by the same employee?

Sometimes I just want to shake people until they get it and put training and procedures in place to stop this sort of thing. It’s really not that hard or expensive to implement.

W2 scams are no joke and really mess with the employees. Please be careful when handling this sort of info.





Names, SSNs and W-2s of current and former employees of Lexington Medical Center lost in data breach

The names, SSNs, and W-2s of current and former employees at Lexington Medical Center are the latest victims of a data breach. They say no patient information was lost and it appears the attack was on the orgs Peoplesoft database.

This comes on the heals of a Lexington Co. School District suffering a breach in January where, once again, W2’s were lost.