Weekly Cybersecurity Recap February 10

  • By Steven
  • Published: Feb 10, 2023
  • Last Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Maybe one day, when our grandchildren’s grandchildren are studying 2000s cybersecurity, they’ll view us as archaic. We’ll be questioned for how low quality our security is, and we will be laughed at for how often we were hacked. Either that, or we’ll be envied for how little we get hacked. There is hope that the evolution of humans and technology alike will decrease the hacks we experience as time goes on, but right now, it just seems to be making the hacks more common and dangerous.

Regal Medical Group

Regal Medical Group is the owner of multiple healthcare providers and medical practices. Regal announced a recent breach that occured by launching a malware attack. Regal found that only a few individuals had their social security numbers accessed, though everyone involved had far more sensitive information involved. This included birthdays, addresses, names, radiology reports, diagnosis and treatment information, laboratory test results, health plan numbers, phone numbers, and prescription details. As with most breaches, the group sent notices to the victims and a corresponding attorney general.

Our Daily Bread Ministries

Our Daily Bread Ministries is a national ministry that’s largely supported by donations. The ministry admitted to the breach with a notice to the California Attorney General’s Office. The notice explained that an unauthorized party had accessed the ministry’s e-commerce site, also accessing member names, addresses, emails, payment card information, and phone numbers. The victims are at high risk for identity theft, credit card fraud, and violent crime. They should also be looking for phishing or attempted phishing scams.

PeopleConnect

Over 20 million people were affected by the PeopleConnect breach, though it could have had far worse effects. PeopleConnect owns two background chacking sites, as well as an international variation of one. The sites are TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate, as well as TruthFinder International. All three of these were affected by this breach. There is a lot of information about people available on these sites and the information input by customers (names, emails, payment details, etc.). The hack affected 20.22 million individuals, over 4,600 of which were non-Americans.

Diligent Corporation

Diligent Corporation is a software-as-a-service provider based in New York City, New York. The company announced a recent breach that seems to have only affected employees, which is pretty lucky, as the company only employs about 1,800 individuals. This still puts these victims at risk, as their mailing and email addresses, names, and social security numbers were all affected, but the number of victims was smaller than many other breaches we’ve seen.

Cardiovascular Associates

Luckily, this breach only affects patients seen in Alabama, as opposed to victims across the country. The victims had the following stolen: names, insurance member numbers, birthdays, social security numbers, addresses, full names, treatment and other medical information, billing and diagnostic codes, payment information, passport and driver’s license numbers, claims status details, financial account information, dates of service, and insurance provider names and details. There is a lot of risk associated with this breach, so do your best to stay safe.

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