Weekly Cybersecurity Recap June 2

  • By Steven
  • Published: Jun 02, 2023
  • Last Updated: Jun 02, 2023

High-profile companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and government contractors were all exposed in data breaches this week. Tesla is one of the biggest companies to suffer from a breach this week, but the US Marine Corps, ABB, Apria Healthcare, and Suffolk University were also hit by ransomware gangs and targeted hackers. Get the details about these attacks below and stay up-to-date on any breaches that might impact you or your loved ones. 

Tesla

More than 100 GB of data, including Elon Musk's Social Security number, was released in a recent data breach at Tesla. The electric vehicle automaker, as well as solar panel and battery company, employs more than 127k individuals and generates over $81 billion in annual revenue. The company suffered from a breach caused by a disgruntled IT employee that leaked confidential data. Confidential company data, employee information, and much more were leaked in this breach. A Tesla spokesperson hasn't officially commented on this breach yet, but it looks to be a serious issue that employees should be aware of. 

US Marine Corps

On May 9, an unencrypted email was sent out from Camp Pendleton, and that email exposed more than 39,000 marines, sailors, and civilians. The email contained personal information as well as financial data for many of the individuals. The Marine Corps wasn't aware of the email until May 12, 2023. This one email contained email addresses, first and last names, phone numbers, residential addresses, and more of thousands of different people. Bank account and routing numbers were also included among the data files, as well as Social Security numbers. The Marine Corps admitted to the breach in a news statement, and it's a serious issue that any of the victims should be working to resolve. 

Apria Healthcare

More than 1.9 million patients were exposed in the Apria Healthcare data breach. Apria Healthcare is a home healthcare equipment provider with more than 280 locations in the United States. The company failed to notify anyone that a breach occurred until May 2023, leaving patients exposed to serious cyber risks since September 2021. Anyone involved in this breach may have had their medical information, Social Security numbers, bank account information, credit card data, passwords, and account pins released because of the attack. 

ABB

ABB is a major industrial manufacturing company that offers services to high-profile companies and governments, including the US government. This Swiss technology company employs more than 105,000 individuals and was the victim of a ransomware attack from the Black Basta gang. The company experienced project delays, issues in its factories, and more because of the May 7th attack, and experts are still looking for signs that employee or customer data was exposed in this breach. 

Suffolk University

Suffolk University is a private research school that opened its doors in 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts. The university currently enrolls more than 7,500 students annually, and students attending the school could have had their full names and Social Security numbers lost in a data breach on July 9, 2022. It wasn't until May 24, 2023, that details about the breach became public knowledge, but any students involved have been at risk since 2022. If you get a notice, you should take care to monitor your credit closely for changes. 



 

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