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.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers: National Football League (NFL) Team
Risk to Small Business: While everyone was focused on the big game last week, cybercriminals were focused on the San Francisco 49ers. The team was hit by a ransomware attack, purportedly by BlackByte. The cybercriminals claim they stole some of the football team’s financial data, invoices and other internal documents. The team stressed the fact that this event appeared to be limited to their corporate network and did not endanger any fan or stadium databases.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Organizations in industries that have had historically poor security are attractive low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals.
EasyVote Solutions: Voting Software Company
Risk to Small Business: EasyVote Solutions has exposed some voter and poll worker data. The data was left unguarded and easily accessible on the internet. The software company says that exposed information does not include full voting records or registrations. The breach was discovered by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) internet researchers. SLED and the FBI are investigating.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Misconfiguration and sloppy security aren’t uncommon mistakes, but they’re always a problem and could be an expensive regulatory disaster in some industries.
Meter: De Fi Platform
Risk to Small Business: Another day, another DeFi hack. This time the victim was blockchain infrastructure company Meter. $4.4 million was stolen during a cyberattack on the Meter Passport platform in the form of 1391 ETH and 2.74 BTC. The incident also impacted Meter’s Moonriver Network. The company acknowledged the hack on Saturday, urging users not to trade unbacked meterBNB circulating on Moonriver. The company says that it plans to repay some investors and the incident is under investigation.
How it Could Affect Your Business: De Fi continues to be a hotbed of hacking activity as cybercriminals seek quick scores of cryptocurrency, and there’s still no end to the danger in sight.
Memorial Hermann Health System
Exploit: Third-Party Breach
Memorial Hermann Health System: Healthcare Provider
Risk to Small Business: Memorial Hermann Health System is notifying patients that their data has been exposed after a data security incident at one of their service providers, Advent Health Partners. That company has been investigating unauthorized activity on company email accounts related to Memorial Hermann data. The incident was first spotted in September 2021.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Cybercriminals are poised to attack any company that handles or stores large amounts of valuable personal or health-related data.