Hackers plant Malware on Website sells Baron & Duke Titles

Hacked installed malware detected on a website selling nobility titles

The Principality of Sealand is a small island nation in the North Sea and its government maintains and sells nobility titles such as ‘duke’, ‘duchess’ and ‘count’ on its website as a source of revenue for the nation.

 

A threat actor has hacked the website of the Principality of Sealand, a micronation in the North Sea, and planted malicious code on its web store, which the government is using to sell baron, count, duke, and other nobility titles. Called a “web skimmer,” the malicious code allowed the hackers to collect user and payment card details for anyone who purchased products, such as nobility titles, from the country’s online store.

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So while the whole principality seems somewhat laughable, what data breach notification laws actually apply here? Will the principality be mailing out breach notices to all customers?

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Data breach New Mexico Healthcare Impacts 62,000 | efani SAFE?

The personally identifiable information of more than 62,000 US citizens may have been compromised following a cyber-attack against a New Mexico-based healthcare insurer.

True Health New Mexico offers a range of health insurance services to small and large employers across the southwestern US state.

In a recent security alert, the company said an authorized third party gained access to the organization’s IT systems in early October.

“Security professionals determined that impacted files may have contained information about current and former True Health New Mexico members, select providers, and some former members of New Mexico Health Connections,” reads the breach notification.

Affected data may have included policyholders’ names, dates of birth, home address, email address, insurance information, medical information, and Social Security numbers.

An entry on the HIPAA Breach Portal indicates that more than 62,000 New Mexico residents are being alerted to the incident.

 

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