Recent Data Breaches in the News

Rackspace Shuts Down Hosted Exchange Systems Due to Security Incident

December 5, 2022 | Security Week

Cloud company Rackspace is investigating a cybersecurity incident that forced it to shut down its Hosted Exchange environment.

Cuba ransomware group hitting US organizations in 5 critical sectors

December 5, 2022 | Cybersecurity Dive

Cuba ransomware actors are still successfully targeting U.S. organizations in five critical infrastructure sectors, including financial services, government facilities, healthcare, critical manufacturing and IT, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said Thursday in a joint advisory.

As Cyberattacks Increase on K-12 Schools, Here Is What’s Being Done

December 1, 2022 | GAO

In recent years, cyberattacks on K-12 schools have increased. Not only do these attacks disrupt educational instruction and school operations, they also impact students, their families, and teachers.

Maryland county disrupted by Thanksgiving cyberattack

November 29, 2022 | SC Media

Some government systems in Maryland's Washington County have been disrupted by a cyberattack on Thanksgiving, with numerous services and websites yet to be restored, Government Technology reports.

Medibank breach: Hackers start leaking health data after ransomware attack

November 10, 2022 | Tech Crunch

Medibank has urged its customers to be on high alert after cybercriminals began leaking sensitive medical records stolen from the Australian health insurance giant.

Ransomware attacks on hospitals take toll on patients

November 10, 2022 | NBC News

Ransomware has become one of the toughest problems in cybersecurity and a threat to industries around the world. But it can be especially damaging when it hits hospital chains, causing trickle-down damage for patient care across the country.

Medibank Confirms Data Breach Impacts 9.7 Million Customers

November 7, 2022 | Security Week

Australian health insurer Medibank today confirmed that the data of 9.7 million customers was compromised in a recent cyberattack.

LockBit Claims Ransomware Attack on Continental

November 7, 2022 | Ooda Loop

The LockBit hacking group has allegedly claimed responsibility for a cyberattack that occurred in August and targeted a multinational automotive group named Continental.

OakBend Medical Center Confirms Data Breach Following Encryption Event

November 2, 2022 | JD Supra

On October 31, 2022, OakBend Medical Center reported a data breach with the Attorney General of Texas after the company experienced what appears to have been a ransomware attack.

US ransomware payments surge to $1.2B in 2021: Treasury

November 2, 2022 | Cybersecurity Dive

U.S. banks and financial institutions reported a record surge in ransomware payments in 2021, with almost 1,500 filings valued at a total of nearly $1.2 billion, according to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Halloween Special: The Scariest Cyber Attacks of 2022 (So Far)

October 31, 2022 | Tech Funnel

A cyber attack is always scary, but 2022 saw the severity of cyber crimes reach all-new heights.

Ransomware attack on Ascension St. Vincent’s legacy EMR spurs breach notice

October 31, 2022 | SC Media

A "security event" deployed against several legacy systems, including an electronic medical record (EMR), at Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology in Georgia has led to the possible compromise of personal and health information tied to an undisclosed number of patients.

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