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: Supply Chain
Risk to Small Business: Health insurance heavyweight Aetna has reported a data breach to federal regulators affecting nearly 326,000 individuals. This breach was spurred by a ransomware attack at a service provider for an Aetna subcontractor, mailing company OneTouchPoint. This incident is one of the first reported as a direct result of that cyberattack. The OneTouchPoint breach is expected to impact over 30 large and small health insurers and plan providers.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Business services companies are becoming choice targets for cybercriminals looking for quick scores of data.
Risk to Small Business: Thanks to a bit of timely reporting by local media, it has been revealed that the Lin-Mar School District in Iowa has become a victim of the Vice Society ransomware group. Screenshots of the group’s ransom note were given to the media by an anonymous district staff member. This leak occurred after the school district informed parents and students that it was suffering unspecified “technical difficulties”, raising concerns about the district’s readiness to open for the new school year. The school district has so far refused further comment.
How it Could Affect Your Business: School districts will be especially appealing right now since the new school year time crunch makes them more likely to pay a ransom.
Wisan Smith Racker & Prescott
Wisan Smith Racker & Prescott: Accounting Firm
Risk to Small Business: Salt Lake City Utah Based accounting firm Wisan Smith Racker & Prescott has disclosed that they have experienced a data breach. On June 14, 2022, the firm learned that an unauthorized party had penetrated its IT security and accessed information about their clients. That information was subsequently used to file fraudulent tax returns supposedly on behalf of several of the company’s clients. Data breach letters have been sent to all of the clients impacted by this breach.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Ransomware attacks on service providers in the supply chain are an ongoing problem that won’t be going away anytime soon.
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine: Specialty Medical Practice
Risk to Small Business: Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, a medical practice in Indiana, has disclosed that it has experienced a data breach because of a suspected ransomware attack. The Hive ransomware group is implicated in the attack. The practice noted that they discovered the attack had been successful on May 20, 2022. An estimated 363,000 people had data exposed in this incident.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Healthcare is the industry with the highest data breach cost, and its’ been beleaguered by ransomware.