Here’s the latest installment of the Hacks, Attacks and Breaches cybersecurity news update.
The Logically team provides top cyber security stories every week to keep you up to date on the latest news headlines on cybersecurity, hacking, computer security, ransomware and other cybersecurity threats.
Indianapolis Housing Agency
Indianapolis Housing Agency: Municipal Housing Authority
Risk to Small Business: A cyberattack has caused the shutdown of the internal information and email system of the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA). The outage began last Monday. Hackers may have accessed the personal information of approximately 25,000 Indianapolis residents served by IHA. Data from vendors and employees as well as the details of financial transactions shared with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may also have been exposed. IHA admitted that it discovered the intrusion on October 3, but had not informed residents or issued a public statement until after local news broke the story on October 6. but did not issue a public statement until October 6. The incident is under investigation.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Government agencies are appealing targets for information-hungry cybercriminals thanks to historically poor security.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Exploit: Nation-State Hacking
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Religious Organization
Risk to Small Business: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, colloquially known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church, disclosed that it had suffered a data breach in March 2022 that officials believe was the result of a nation-state cyberattack. This breach involved the exposure of sensitive personal information of Church members, employees, contractors and other people the church kept records about. The breach did not include banking information or donation history. The church said that breach occurred on March 23, 2022, but that they’d not released any information about it at the request of federal investigators.
How it Could Affect Your Business: This is a goldmine of personal data that will enable cybercrime like phishing and identity theft for years to come.
VisionWeb Holdings, LLC
VisionWeb Holdings, LLC: Software Company
Risk to Small Business: VisionWeb Holdings, LLC, a maker of software used in ophthalmology and eye care clinics, has disclosed that it has had a data breach. In a filing with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights and the Texas Attorney General, the company said that bad actors were able to access protected health information through a compromised employee email account. The data breach has impacted the confidential information of 35,900 individuals, who have been informed by letter.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Every business in the healthcare industry needs to be security conscious to avoid punishing fines from regulators.