Weekly Cybersecurity Recap April 7

  • By Steven
  • Apr 07, 2023

This week there have been some really significant data breaches in transportation, healthcare, and finance. Big names like Uber were hit, exposing tens of thousands of drivers, while finance companies TMX and NCB both took a hit as well. In the healthcare industry, Majestic Care in Middletown and Blue Shield of California also suffered from data breaches. Some of these breaches exposed a significant amount of private and confidential data, while others released more basic data. If you work with any of the following companies, you should take immediate action to learn the details of the data breach that may impact you and start watching your financial and credit accounts for any potential changes. By being proactive, you can protect your information and avoid financial damage caused by these breaches. 

TMX Finance

TMX Finance is a short-term loan company with over 900 locations. This major financial institution was slammed with a data breach that may have exposed thousands of individuals to data loss. The breach occurred in December of 2022 and continued until February 14. During the breach, users may have had their phone numbers, passport numbers, Social Security numbers, tax ID numbers, financial account details, Driver's license numbers, full names, date of birth, home addresses, and more acquired. 

NCB Management Services

NCB Management, a major debt-buying company in the United States, recently suffered from a data breach that exposed more than 500,000 Bank of America Customers. The breach was in NCB Management itself, and it occurred between February 1 and February 4, 2023. While the attackers were inside the company's data network, they may have obtained bank account numbers, credit card numbers, routing numbers, full names, bank balances, and more for the individuals involved. Anyone hit by this attack could suffer from serious financial damage.

Majestic Care Middletown

Majestic Care is a major nursing home provider with more than 20 locations throughout the state of Indiana. The company suffered from a significant data breach between December 13 and December 16, 2022. Patients that got hit by the breach may have had their phone numbers, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, driver's license numbers, full names, and more exposed to hackers. 

New Jersey Uber Drivers

Transportation giant Uber was recently hit by a serious data breach that exposed more than 77,000 drivers in the state of New Jersey to attackers. The drivers had their data stored at a local New Jersey law firm (Genova Burns), and the firm suffered from a data breach. During that breach, the drivers had their tax identification numbers, as well as potentially their Social Security numbers and other tax-related details, exposed. 

Blue Shield of California

In January 2022, more than 63,000 individuals had their information exposed by insurance giant Blue Shield of California. All those Californians entrusted their data to the insurance company, and that data was exposed thanks to an attack on a file transfer and storage service offered by Fortra. The breach was quickly contained, but over 63,000 individuals had their names, dates of birth, email address, phone number, member ID number, and more exposed by this attack.

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