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.
Exploit: Business Email Compromise
Christie Clinic: Healthcare Provider
Risk to Small Business: Illinois medical services provider Christie Clinic has informed an estimated 500,000 individuals that their personal information was potentially compromised in a data breach that occurred last year. In the incident, a bad actor gained unauthorized access to one of the practice’s email accounts in a suspected business email compromise operation with the intent of interrupting financial communications between July 14 and August 19, 2021. The practice assured patients that the bad actor did not compromise other systems, electronic medical records, or the firm’s patient portal.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Business email compromise is the most expensive cyberattack businesses face and, in this case, that price will come with regulatory trouble.
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas: Regional Government
Risk to Small Business: Residents of Wyandotte Country and Kansas City, Kansas (UG) is missing access to several government services after an Easter weekend cyberattack snarled the regional government’s IT systems. Some systems have been restored, but many services remain unavailable including appraisals, court cases, motor vehicle services and procurement. A UG statement said that it is actively working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mid-America Regional Council cybersecurity task force to investigate the incident.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Government entities have been popular cybercrime targets for both data theft and ransomware in the last two years.
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods: Grocery Brand
Risk to Small Business: Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods has announced that it has experienced a data breach after data scraping malware was found to be operating on its website. The company said on April 15 that the malware was in operation between February 23 and March 1, 2022. The company’s initial investigation did not uncover any exfiltration, but after a customer complaint that has changed.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Customers aren’t going to respond well to companies that can’t keep their payment card data safe.