Hackers Target WV Unemployment Service

Robert LilesCybersecurity

It is practically inevitable that at some point in life, almost everyone will need to perform a job search. For first-time jobseekers, people re-entering the workforce after an extended hiatus, those unemployed after a layoff or termination, and those attempting to enter a new industry the job search can be particularly frustrating and defeating. Whether a person needs a job, … Read More

Carnival Hits Rough Seas with Cyberattacks

Robert LilesCybersecurity

For centuries, the seas have been a source of riches and treachery. Sometimes these two elements intersect. While across the world there have long been passenger vessels, trade routes, and merchant ships, there have also been maritime crimes since humans first took to the waves. Of all maritime crimes, perhaps the first to cross most people’s minds is piracy. Pirates … Read More

Fast Food Giant McDonald’s Suffers Data Breach

Robert LilesCybersecurity

One of the largest and most famous fast food chains in the world fell victim to a data breach recently. Hackers attacked McDonald’s and stole data from systems in multiple markets. The massive restaurant chain revealed that the markets involved in the attack include South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Though three countries had been confirmed as being breached, … Read More

Ransomware Attack Hits DMV Contractor

Philip BaderCybersecurity

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

Robert LilesCybersecurity

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