Ransomware Attack Hits DMV Contractor

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Third-party contractors have often proven to be the weak link in an organization’s cybersecurity planning. If your business partners don’t take data security seriously, your own measures will ultimately be less effective. A recent report by IT services provider Datto found that among 1,400 managed service providers (MSPs) surveyed, 85% said ransomware was the most common threat facing small and … Read More

MultiCare Data Breach Exposes Patient Records

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MultiCare Health System in Washington state disclosed this week that a ransomware attack in December last year led to the release of personal information for more than 210,000 of its patients, healthcare providers, and staff. The attack targeted a third-party software vendor for health management company Woodcreek Provider Services, which supports several MultiCare health centers. The attackers infiltrated MultiCare data … Read More

Exchange Server Hack Goes from Bad to Worse

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A cyberattack on Microsoft’s email and calendar software Exchange Server has become much broader than the company or security analysts originally thought. The Verge reported this week that initial estimates of 30,000 users being affected have now doubled as additional victims around the world come forward. The Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency directive through its Cybersecurity and … Read More

Data Privacy Day Promotes Accountability

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Data Privacy Day, commemorated each year on January 28, is an important part of ongoing efforts by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to promote responsible data privacy practices. This year’s commemoration comes at a time when the global COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way many of us live and work. And these changes have created new challenges for … Read More

New Malware Strain Found in SolarWinds Hack

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Cybersecurity analysts continue to assess the potential damage of a massive attack on SolarWinds’ Orion software platform. The attack, first reported in December last year, injected malware into certain version updates of a popular software platform used by thousands of organizations, including top U.S. government agencies. Previous analysis of the supply chain attack, considered to have links to the Russian … Read More