A prominent New Jersey educator lost his job, his wife, his mind and possibly his freedom — thanks to the Ashley Madison hack, The Post has learned.
[The] district school superintendent of Randolph NJ, sustained severe burns while trying to torch his garage after confessing to his wife and school board he had an account with the infamous infidelity Web site.
The downward spiral accelerated. On the same day as the suspected arson, [he] was placed on paid administrative leave.
Two weeks later, on Oct. 27, he resigned from his $167,500-a-year job as school boss. Officials said, “It was in the best interest of both parties to end the employment relationship.”
Over the past few months we have been silently collecting data and comparing news articles to actual data that our OSINT-X platform has been monitoring.
We setup a quick test plan and implemented the plan in OSINT-X to basically read news articles, pull out any references to leaks of information, personal credential disclosures, breach notifications, etc and we started comparing this data to information being posted to Pastebin, other paste sites, Darknet and underground forums. The goal in this was to find out just how many times corporations actually disclose that they have been breached. To keep things fair we had manual review to ensure that the “breached” information was legitimate (meaning we checked to verify whenever possible before including the results in our statistics). What we found was quite interesting.
By far the healthcare industry was the worst of the worst during this timeframe. From inadvertain (sic) prescriptions being sent to the wrong fax number to multiple instances of hackers stealing data, we really don’t even know where to begin.
During our analysis we noted a total of 305 individual incidents during the 90 day study period of which only 52 were publicly disclosed by the healthcare organization. It appears as though many times the victims are reluctant to disclose the issues out of fear of litigation or brand reputation.
What was interesting is that of the ones the disclosed leaks only 4 of them have had any sort of legal issue as a result of the breach itself. 3 events were insider theft of health information for illicit use.
It seems the healthcare industry as a whole refrains from reporting whenever they can get away with it even though the actual cost of a breach seems to be leveling out and many organization are covered under cyber insurance policies.
The vote in the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, came the same day as the ECHR ruled against Russia’s Federal Security Service over spying.
The European court said Russia had violated privacy rights with a system to secretly intercept mobile phone communications.
The Russian constitution takes precedence under the new Duma law.
The measure was fast-tracked, giving the constitutional court the right to declare international court orders unenforceable in Russia if they contradict the constitution.