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Federal Trade Commission Clears X (formerly Twitter) of Data Security Violations

Following an investigation into the server operations of X, previously known as Twitter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Elon Musk’s company has upheld user privacy and safeguarded their data. This statement comes in response to complaints filed by privacy advocates alleging that Twitter permitted third-party access to user information for research and advertising purposes.

The FTC’s probe revealed that while third parties were granted access, it was under the supervision of security experts who diligently protected internal documents, preventing unauthorized access.

LockBit Ransomware Targets ScreenConnect Servers

The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware group has resurfaced, this time targeting ScreenConnect Servers. Utilizing vulnerabilities, the hackers infiltrated the network of ConnectWise (formerly ScreenConnect), encrypting servers and demanding ransom for decryption. Despite law enforcement agencies worldwide dismantling LockBit infrastructure as part of ‘Operation Cronos,’ the group persists in its malicious activities.

AT&T Cellphone Network Outage Attributed to Software Update

AT&T has clarified that recent network outages affecting some customers were not the result of a cyberattack but rather a technical glitch stemming from a software update. Dismissing rumors linking the outage to a Chinese hacking group targeting multiple service providers, AT&T assures its customers that measures are in place to address such incidents effectively. Encouraging affected users to utilize Wi-Fi calling, AT&T aims to maintain connectivity during service disruptions.

While concerns persist regarding potential Chinese cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure, the Biden administration has taken proactive steps to mitigate risks. Collaboration between public and private entities, including information sharing, enhances defenses against state-sponsored attacks. With recent network outages affecting AT&T customers in Houston, Chicago, and Atlanta, alternative communication methods like Wi-Fi calling are recommended to ensure connectivity.

American Pharmacies Experience Medication Shortages Due to Ransomware Attack

Several American pharmacies reliant on online delivery services are grappling with medication shortages following a ransomware attack on their technology service provider, Change Healthcare. While investigations into the incident are ongoing, steps have been taken to isolate affected systems and mitigate risks. Efforts to ensure uninterrupted hospital operations and patient care are underway as recovery efforts continue. 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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