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The Week in Breach: 12/25/19 - 12/31/19

cyber criminalsUnited States - The Heritage Company 

Exploit: Ransomware
The Heritage Company: Telemarketing Firm

A ransomware attack forced The Heritage Company to temporarily shutter its operations, even after making a ransom payment to release their critical IT infrastructure. IT admins were unable to use the decryption key to access company data, resulting in the company’s CEO notifying employees that they would not be able to return to work until at least January 2nd. The attack has already cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. If they can’t recoup their valuable information, it’s possible that this ransomware attack could permanently cripple their business.

United States – Ring

Exploit: Accidental Data Sharing
Ring: Video Doorbell and Security Camera Maker

Security researchers discovered Ring users’ account credentials posted on the Dark Web. The information could provide hackers with front door access to customer accounts. Given the sensitive nature of their business, this type of access could be especially problematic for users. Moreover, the episode is the company’s second cyber-security incident this year, which raises questions about their efficacy in an industry that demands excellence when it comes to data security and privacy.

United States - Center for Healthcare Services 

Exploit: Ransomware
Center for Healthcare Services: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Provider

A ransomware attack disabled a server for the Center for Healthcare Services, and IT administrators brought the entire network offline to prevent information from spreading. The company was forced to put paper signs on the doors reminding employees not to turn on their computers, and services were mostly unavailable over the Christmas holiday. The healthcare services provider is soliciting support from the FBI and other agencies to help identify the attacker and restore their services.

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