Weekly Cybersecurity Recap December 2
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- By Steven
- Dec 02, 2022
Breaches during this week were all over the place, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Many breaches this year tend to be “take the data now, and figure out what to do with it later”, in terms of approach. Here is an overview of some of the bigger breaches that took place this week. If you were affiliated with any of the companies breached over this last week, make sure you take time to protect your data with identity monitoring services sooner rather than later!
Wright & Fillippis Breach
Manufacturing company Wright & Filippis suffered from a data breach that affects about 900,000 people. The breach was a ransomware attack and left a lot of data exposed. The data the hacker had access to during the breach includes names and birthdays, patient ID and social security numbers, health insurance info, financial data, and more. This combination of data is a serious concern in that it could easily lead to fraud or ID theft in any of the victims, especially considering how vast the data on each person really was.
Health Care Management Solutions, LLC Breach
500,000 people are getting notified that their personal data was involved in the data breach of Health Care Management Solutions, LLC. Hackers had access to a significant amount of data, including phones, addresses, names, emails, healthcare data, medical diagnoses, insurance information, procedures patients had, payment information, and more. The most worrisome part of this breach is that nearly all the people exposed in this breach fall into the category of vulnerable individuals. Most people are already at risk, so adding a new layer or risk is incredibly problematic for them.
Columbia Grain International, LLC Breach
Columbia Grain International, LLC has almost 200 employees and partners up with over 8,000 different farmers around the world. Unfortunately, their data breach exposed quite a bit of data that could result in problems for both. Hackers accessed names, health data, financial information, social security numbers, and even government ID numbers. The breach dated back to March but was announced this week. This is a lot of data that could harm this group of people long-term.
Ingalls & Snyder, LLC Breach
Investment advisors Ingalls & Snyder, LLC suffered a data breach that involved a significant amount of consumer data. Hackers were able to access names, birthdays, account numbers for the company, driver’s license photographs, social security numbers, and even financial account information. No one is sure exactly how the breach began, but the information stolen could easily turn into identity theft or other fraudulent activities.
LastPass Second Breach of 2022
After a breach of data code in August 2022, LastPass saw its second breach of the year in the final days of November 2022. The source code stolen during the first breach was used to access the cloud that stores customer data for both ToGo and LastPass. No one is sure what data exactly was taken during this breach. The only thing that LastPass is sure of is that no passwords were compromised during the breach because only users know their passwords, the company has no record of them whatsoever.