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Hacks, Attacks and Breaches: 5/26/2021 to 6/1/2021

Suzanne Gassman

Here’s the latest installment of the Hacks, Attacks and Breaches cybersecurity news update.

The Logically team provides top cyber security stories every week to keep you up to date on the latest news headlines on cybersecurity, hacking, computer security, ransomware and other cybersecurity threats.

United States – DailyQuiz

Exploit: Hacking
DailyQuiz: Entertainment App 

Risk to Small Business: The personal details of 13 million DailyQuiz users have been leaked online after a hacker breached the app developer’s database. Millions of user passwords were stored in that database unsafely in a plain text format and were subsequently stolen. Researchers recently discovered that the DailyQuiz database was up for sale in dark web data markets.

How it Could Affect Your Business: Weak password storage is symptomatic of low cybersecurity safety standards and shows clients that you do not take their data privacy seriously.

United States – Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS)

Exploit: Hacking
Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS): Health Non-Profit

Risk to Small Business: Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) has reported a data breach reported caused by improper access to data impacting around 200,000 patients and employees. RMCHCS operates a 60-bed acute care hospital and four clinics providing emergency care, cancer care, and hospice and pediatric services in Arizona and New Mexico. The company did not say how the data was improperly accessed.

How it Could Affect Your Business: Data theft is always a problem, but theft of medical data is a disaster for healthcare orgs that will have to pay major fines for security failures.

United States – Bose

Exploit: Ransomware
Bose: Audio Equipment Maker 

Risk to Small Business: Audio manufacturing titan Bose disclosed a data breach following a ransomware attack that hit the company’s systems in early March. In a regulatory filing, the company explained that a small amount of employee data had been potentially exposed as had several unnamed spreadsheets. No customer or other proprietary data was reported as compromised but the investigation is still ongoing.

How it Could Affect Your Business: Ransomware is evolving, meaning every incident stands a chance of containing an even harder to stop new variant that could do lasting damage.