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.
CSI Laboratories: Medical Testing Company
Risk to Small Business: For the second time in just 6 months, CSI Laboratories has experienced a data breach, this time as a result of a phishing incident in July 2022. In that incident, hackers attempted to commit payment fraud and were able to acquire a large number of files containing patient information. CSI reported the phishing incident on Sept. 26 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights as affecting 244,850 individuals. The company says that this breach was not related to another data breach that it suffered in March 2022 that affected the data of 312,000 individuals.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Two breaches within six months is a disaster and regulators won’t hesitate to slap down massive fines.
City of Dunedin, FL
City of Dunedin, FL: Municipality
Risk to Small Business: The city of Dunedin has announced that officials discovered a cybersecurity incident impacting its network on Tuesday. City systems and services including city email, online payments for permits, inspection scheduling, utility billing, Parks & Recreation programs and online payments for Marina fees were knocked out. The city was quick to assure residents that water and wastewater services were not impacted.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Municipalities have been taking a lot of heat from cybercriminals looking for a quick buck because they often have outdated security.
CommonSpirit Health: Healthcare System Operator
Risk to Small Business: One of the largest healthcare systems in the US is experiencing outages impacting patient care after a suspected ransomware attack knocked some hospital systems offline. Subsidiaries of CommonSpirit have reported being affected by the attack including CHI Health facilities in Nebraska and Tennessee, Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health providers, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Houston-based St. Luke’s Health and Michigan-based Trinity Health System. The company disclosed that it has rescheduled some patient procedures because of an inability to access electronic medical records or lab results. Some hospitals are using paper charts. The company says it is working to restore systems and the incident is under investigation.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Ransomware is an especially devastating prospect for a healthcare organization because it can impact patient care and even mortality rates.