Weekly Recap September 16, 2022
- By Steven
- Sep 16, 2022
To say it is concerning that more than 2,000 data breaches occurred in the first half of 2022 alone would be a dramatic understatement. The number of digital attacks continues to increase with each passing month and year. Identity theft protection services are available to safeguard your valuable personal information. Perform your due diligence, strengthen your protections against the slew of online threats, and you'll use your computer and the web without worry. Here's a quick recap of some of the more significant digital attacks in recent months
Grand Valley State Hack
Cybercriminals are now targeting postsecondary educational institutions such as Grand Valley State, along with some secondary learning institutions. The Grand Valley State attack occurred toward the end of May. Digital miscreants invaded the institution's internal systems though it took until the summer for the organization to acknowledge the hack. It appears as though there is some confusion as to what, exactly, caused the breach.
Employee oversight, ransomware, or possibly even both might be the cause of the breach. Student id numbers, names, addresses, and other details were posted on the internet, creating an avenue for hackers to steal, sell, and use that information for identity theft.
DiversiTech Data Privacy Event
The leaders of DiversiTech Corporation, an HVAC specialist, acknowledged a data privacy event, meaning the company suffered a data breach. DiversiTech customer information was exposed during the attack. Though few details were provided regarding how the breach occurred, it appears as though there are issues with the company's IT servers. Hackers might have stolen customers' Social Security numbers, full names, and other information.
Private Client Services Breach
Private Client Services, also known as PCS, has been victimized by digital criminals. Hackers struck the investment advisor service in November of last year. PCS is licensed for business throughout Louisville. Though the mystery of this digital security breach is still being solved, it appears as though an internal PCS employee's email account was illegally accessed and used for exploitative purposes.
Hackers might have stolen the names, Social Security numbers, driver's license images, and other sensitive information about tens of thousands of individuals in the attack. The company estimates that 33,000+ people might have been victimized in the breach.
Guadalupe County Breach
Hackers are now willing to steal data and value in the form of crypto from public organizations, including Guadalupe County. The Texas County was hacked to the point that its network stopped functioning. The breach appears to have resulted in the theft of sensitive data about Guadalupe County taxpayers. The County rebuilt the local network, yet it might have been too little too late as locals' information appears to now be in the hands of evildoers roaming the web.
Central Florida Inpatient Medicine Breach
Central Florida Inpatient Medicine has been breached. Digital miscreants invaded the health services provider's internal systems. The hackers broke into an employee's email account to steal the data.
The digital thieves allegedly stole everything from patient health information to bank account numbers, USPS addresses, and Social Security numbers. Even passwords used to access medical systems were stolen. CFIM representatives reached out to more than 190,000 patients after the breach to make them aware of the data theft.