Security

Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 2-17-2020 – Ransomware

Last week, ransomware erodes productivity, a malware attack permanently destroys patient data, and a new study reveals the extent of data breaches in the UK.   United States – TV Eyes  Exploit: RansomwareTV Eyes: Media monitoring service Risk to Small Business: 2.222 = Severe: An unidentified ransomware strain has disabled the network’s core servers and

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 2-10-2020 – Malware

Last week, a phishing scam compromised an entire healthcare network, malware impacted productivity, and ransomware attacks become costlier than ever. United States – Tampa Bay Times  Exploit: RansomwareTampa Bay Times: Local news organization Risk to Small Business: 2.111 = Severe: Cybercriminals infected Hanna Andersson’s online store with payment skimming malware that collects customers’ personally

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 2-3-2020

Last week, malware compromises online stores, accidents lead to expensive data breaches, and phishing scams top the UK’s threat list.   United States – Hanna Andersson  Exploit: Malware attackHanna Andersson: Children’s clothing maker Risk to Small Business: 2.222 = Severe: Cybercriminals infected Hanna Andersson’s online store with payment skimming malware that collects customers’ personally identifiable

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 1-27-2020

Last week, phishing scams cost millions, oversights compromise customer data, and Magecart targets Australian brushfire donors.  United States – LimeLeads Exploit: Unsecured databaseLimeLeads: B2B lead generation service Risk to Small Business: 2 = Severe: LimeLeads failed to secure an internal server, allowing a prominent threat actor to acquire and subsequently sell the company’s data

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 1-20-2020

Last week, smart home technology targeted by hackers, a phishing scam breaches health information, and the UK has a rough year for data security.  United States – Alomere Health  Exploit: Phishing attackAlomere Health: General medical and surgical hospital Risk to Small Business: 1.777 = Severe: Two employees fell for a phishing scam that gave

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 1-13-2020

Last week, a phishing scam penetrates a popular health care network, a nonprofit organization has its donor list compromised, and “password” remains a stubbornly popular password. United States – Sinai Health System  Exploit: Phishing scamSinai Health System: Chicago-based healthcare network Risk to Small Business: 1.555 = Severe: Two employees fell for a phishing scam

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 1-6-2020

Last week, ransomware brings bad news for employees, security doorbell users endure a serious privacy breach, and too many companies are giving in to criminals’ demands. United States – The Heritage Company  Exploit: RansomwareThe Heritage Company: Telemarketing firm Risk to Small Business: 2.333 = Severe: A ransomware attack forced The Heritage Company to temporarily

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 12-30-2019

Last week, online stores can’t protect their customers, phishing attack impacts personal health data, and CCPA prepares to go into effect. United States – Rooster Teeth Productions Exploit: Malware attackRooster Teeth Productions: Entertainment production company Risk to Small Business: 2 = Severe: Hackers injected malware into the company’s online store that siphoned off customers’

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 12-23-2019

Last week, hackers gain front door access to company IT infrastructure, ransomware cripples social services, and lax employee password security continues to present a severe financial risk. United States – Academy Sports + Outdoors  Exploit: Credential stuffing attackAcademy Sports + Outdoors: Sporting goods retailer Risk to Small Business: : Hackers used previously stolen,

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Data Breach, Cyber Alert Monday 12-16-2019

Last week, phishing scams compromise patient data, a music service gets notified by the media of their hacked database, and more than half of organizations acknowledge that they are not ready for a cyberattack.  United States – McLaren Health Plan  Exploit: Phishing scamMcLaren Health Plan: Health maintenance organization Risk to Small Business: 1.666

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