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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.

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Marriott International
: Ransomware
Marriott International: Hotel Operator 

Risk to Small Business: Marriott is looking at another big data breach after a group of cybercriminals claims to have stolen an estimated 20 gigabytes of data, including financial data like credit card information and confidential information about guests and workers from an employee at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore. The group identified themselves as GNN or “Group with No Name” to media outlets and sent along samples of the purportedly stolen data. Marriott contends that the stolen data consisted of “non-sensitive internal business files regarding the operation of the property.” The incident remains under investigation. 

How it Could Affect Your Business: Hotels are a prime target for cybercriminals because they often have stores of valuable financial and personal data on guests.

American Marriage Ministries (AMM)
American Marriage Ministries (AMM): Non-Profit  

Risk to Small Business: American Marriage Ministries (AMM), a Seattle-based non-denominational religious organization that ordains wedding officiants, has suffered a data breach. Researchers say they’ve discovered 630 GB of data on about 185,000 officiants and roughly 15,000 married couples as well as their wedding guests exposed in an unsecured Amazon Web Services bucket. The data trove contained Ministers’ program application forms, over 500,000 ordination certificates and minister identification documents, and marriage licenses that contain details about newly wedded couples and more was included in the bucket. The incident was reported to FBI IC3.  

How it Could Affect Your Business: SMBs that handle or store large amounts of data have been high on cybercriminal shopping lists, particularly in recent months.

SHI International
: Malware
SHI International: IT Services 

Risk to Small Business: New Jersey-based IT services provider SHI international suffered a major business disruption over the July 4 weekend after being forced offline by a cyberattack. The company disclosed that the defensive measures it had been forced to take to stop the attack included taking SHI’s public websites and email offline while the attack was investigated. Website and email outages lasted for several days before finally being resolved about July 10. Customers were told that they could still access their representatives by phone throughout the incident which remains under investigation. 

How it Could Affect Your Business:  MSPs, MSSPs and other IT/technical services providers have been frequent targets of cybercriminals recently and should strengthen security.

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC)
: Ransomware
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YMMC): Medical System

Risk to Small Business: A ransomware attack that landed on Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in Arizona has exposed the protected health information of an estimated 700,000 patients. The company has disclosed that it experienced the ransomware attack in late April and that an unauthorized individual had access to YRMC’s systems from April 21 to April 25, allowing them to steal a subset of files from the systems. There was no impact on patient care.  

How it Could Affect Your Business: A data breach for a healthcare organization is especially damaging between incident costs and regulatory penalties.

WellDyneRx, LLC
WellDyneRx, LLC: Pharmacy Benefits Management

Risk to Small Business: WellDyneRx has reported a data breach that resulted from unauthorized access to one of the company’s email accounts. The company filed a notice with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights regarding a data breach in December 2021, indicating that the company estimates the breach affected 38,401 individuals. WellDyneRX is a pharmacy benefit manager and oversees the administration of the pharmacy benefits portion of insurance policies on behalf of insurance companies at 65,000 retail pharmacies from major chains to mom-and-pop shops. 

How it Could Affect Your Business: It’s not just hospitals and doctor’s offices, medical services providers are also experiencing surging risk with big penalties for failure to keep data safe.

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