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.
Entrust: Cybersecurity Solutions Company
Risk to Small Business: Entrust has fallen victim to a ransomware attack by the LockBit group. LockBit added Entrust to its Tor site last Thursday. The Minneapolis-based provider of payment security solutions confirmed the incident. The company admitted that threat actors had gained access to systems used for HR, finance, and marketing, but said there was no evidence that the operation or security of its products and services was impacted.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Ransomware groups have been ramping up operations, with risk up by over 60%.
Practice Resources LLC
Practice Resources LLC: Medical Billing Service
Risk to Small Business: Practice Resources LLC (PRL) is at the center of a ransomware attack that led to a supply chain data breach impacting 26 healthcare organizations. In a filing, PRL declared that 942,138 people had data exposed in the April 2022 incident. The company provides billing and other related services to healthcare providers. PRL declared that it has sent out data breach letters to all affected parties.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Supply chain risk has been a constantly rising risk for businesses as bad actors target service providers.
Valent U.S.A. LLC
Valent U.S.A. LLC: Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Risk to Small Business: Chemical company Valent U.S.A. LLC has filed notices that it experienced a data breach because of a suspected ransomware attack. The company revealed that the attack was discovered when employees were unable to access some of Valent’s computer systems and subsequently discovered that files had been encrypted. Valent said that it secured its network and then retained an outside cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Both the Chemical and Agricultural sectors have been under heavy pressure from bad actors in the last 12 months.
Brasseler USA: Dental Equipment Manufacturer
Risk to Small Business: Brasseler USA has disclosed that it experienced a data breach as a result of a ransomware attack. The company discovered that this incident occurred in June 2022. In July 2022, the company learned that certain files containing sensitive consumer data were compromised. The company says that it reported the incident to law enforcement and then worked with third-party data security specialists to investigate the scope of the cyberattack Brasseler USA is a dental and surgical product manufacturer based in Savannah, Georgia.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Manufacturing companies have ad it rough as bad actors seek valuable OT and personal data.
The Government of Fremont County, Colorado
The Government of Fremont County, Colorado: Regional Government
Risk to Small Business: The government of Fremont County, Colorado has been paralyzed by a cyberattack that left employees unable to connect to networks or access email. Local reports say that the Fremont County Administration Building, Garden Park Building, Department of Human Services and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are closed to the public, although the Sherrif’s Office is still operating. The phone systems for the impacted offices are still working. A spokesperson said that they do not believe that any data was stolen. Efforts are underway to restore services.
How it Could Affect Your Business: It pays to remember that the most likely vector for ransomware is a phishing message.