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08/18/2021
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Another breach at T-Mobile. Cyber insurance providers can't seem to escape attackers' attention. And drama about a Blackberry vulnerability. This is CyberScoop for August 18, 2021.

T-Mobile confirms sensitive customer info exposed

Hackers swiped personal information about some 40 million people in a recent breach, T-Mobile confirmed Wednesday. The theft affected current customers, former customers and applicants for credit at the company. Names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license or ID information of 7.8 million subscribers were exposed in the breach. It's not the 100 million customers the hacker behind the attack claimed to have breached, but it's still the largest public breach of the company in recent history. Tonya Riley has the latest.


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Who insures the cyber insurers?

Two more insurance companies this week announced cybersecurity incidents. The larger of the two is Tokio Marine, Japan's largest property and casualty insurer, which said it got hit by ransomware. That makes it the third cyber insurer in recent months to suffer a ransomware attack, following CNA and AXA. Also announcing an incident this week: Ryan Specialty Group, which way back in April detected some improper email access. Tim Starks has the details.


The bad news about Blackberry

It’s been four months since Microsoft revealed critical denial-of-service vulnerabilities in software used in infusion pumps, smart TVs and industrial robots. Now, BlackBerry has confirmed that its popular QNX operating software, which is installed in more than 175 million cars alone, is also affected by the flaws. The FDA said it was investigating and working with medical device makers to mitigate the risk. Sean Lyngaas explains the stakes.


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