Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from LAUSD school system

Thousands of files apparently stolen last month in a ransomware attack on the Los Angeles Unified School District were released on the dark web over the weekend. The threat has been a major concern for the nation’s second-largest school district Read More …

San Francisco cops can use private cameras to live-monitor ‘significant events’

San Francisco police are now set to use non-city-owned video cameras for real-time surveillance under a rule approved by the Board of Supervisors. The controversial policy allows the US West Coast city’s cops to use privately owned surveillance cameras and Read More …

Los Angeles school district says it was target of ransomware attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest collection of public schools in the United States, said it was targeted by a ransomware attack over the Labor Day weekend that caused “significant disruption” but did not lead to cancellation of Read More …

Planned Parenthood LA: Ransomware attack leaks health data of 400,000 patients

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles has sent out breach notification letters to about 400,000 patients after the organization suffered from a ransomware incident between October 9 and October 17. In a letter shared with the California Attorney General’s office and sent Read More …

United Health Centers ransomware attack claimed by Vice Society

California-based United Health Centers suffered a ransomware attack that reportedly disrupted all of their locations and resulted in patient data theft. United Health Centers is a health care provider in California with twenty-one community health centers servicing Fresno, Kings, and Read More …

UC San Diego Health discloses data breach after phishing attack

UC San Diego Health, the academic health system of the University of California, San Diego, has disclosed a data breach after the compromise of some employees’ email accounts. UC San Diego Health is one of the nation’s best hospitals, being Read More …