Recent Data Breaches in the News

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.

What the Uber Hack can teach us about navigating IT Security

October 14, 2022 | Bleeping Computer

Uber’s security compromise earlier this month is an unfortunate result of concerns left over from an attack the company sustained in 2016 when a pair of hackers outside of Uber accessed user data that was stored on a 3rd-party server.

State Bar of Georgia ransomware attack led to data breach

October 13, 2022 | SC Media

SecurityWeek reports that the State Bar of Georgia has confirmed the compromise of member and employee data following a BitLocker ransomware attack in April.

64,000 Additional Patients Impacted by Omnicell Data Breach – What is Your Data Breach Action Plan?

October 13, 2022 | The Hacker News

In April 2022, Omnicell reported a data breach affecting nearly 62,000 patients. The company has revealed that the incident has impacted an additional 64,000 individuals. This brings the total number of patients affected to over 126,000.

CommonSpirit cyberattack renews patient safety concerns amid outages, care delays

October 13, 2022 | SC Media

A notification from the Department of Health and Human Services to the healthcare sector confirms the cyberattack on CommonSpirit Health and widespread IT outages were brought on by a ransomware attack.

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