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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.

Atlantic General Hospital
: Ransomware
Atlantic General Hospital: Healthcare Facility

Risk to Business: Atlantic General Hospital in Maryland suffered a network outage after a weekend ransomware attack. The hospital said that the outages have caused some patient treatment interruptions, with staff resorting to downtime procedures like manual record keeping.  The hospital was quick to reassure the public that all of its services remain in operation, except for its pharmacy, outpatient services including imaging and laboratories and pulmonary function testing.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hospitals and medical facilities have been popular targets for bad actors and need extra security.

PeopleConnect: Human Resources Firm

Risk to Small Business: PeopleConnect, the owner of background-checking services TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate, has announced that it has suffered a data breach as a result of hacking. On January 21, data from the company appeared in a dark web forum. The leaked data allegedly pertained to 20.22 million TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate customers who used the services between 2011 and 2019. Exposed data includes users email addresses, hashed passwords, first and last names and phone numbers.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Companies that store large quantities of valuable personal data are ripe targets for cybercriminals.

988 Lifeline
: Supply Chain Attack
988 Lifeline: Mental Health Crisis Helpline

Risk to Small Business: A disruption in service at the U.S. 988 Lifeline was caused by a cyberattack. The December incident knocked out the critical service for an entire day. Investigators determined that the outage was caused by an unnamed cyberattack on Intrado, the company that provides telecommunications services for the helpline. The December 1, 2022, incident left callers to the helpline seeking emergency help with suicidal or depressive thoughts unable to connect with anyone to speak with by phone. Text and chat services, however, remained available. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating the incident.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Supply chain attacks are a big and growing problem that every organization needs to consider and prepare for.