Security Breach – 20th May 2022

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Security Breach – 20th May 2022

The dark web is where some of the nastiest existential threats to organisations get their start including ransomware, hacking and phishing. It’s also the marketplace that bad actors use to source assets for cyberattacks like credentials and malware. In a world of economic uncertainty, cybercrime is a sector that’s booming, and that isn’t good news for anyone but the bad guys.

Recent Breaches

Canada – Top Aces – Flight training company

Exploit: Ransomware

Risk to Business: Severe: Montreal-based company Top Aces, a provider of fighter jets for airborne training exercises, has been hit with a ransomware attack by the LockBit group. The company says that it is the exclusive adversary air provider to the Canadian and German armed forces. LockBit says it stole 44 GB of data and has given Top Aces a deadline of May 15 to pay them and avoid publication of the stolen data. No ransom amount is available. 

Risk to Exploited Individuals: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

Illinois Gastroenterology Group – Healthcare Provider

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe: Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) announced that it has experienced a data security problem that potentially impacted 227,943 individuals. IGG disclosed that it had discovered unusual network activity on October 22, 2021, and that it believed that information may have been stolen. IGG also said it had no evidence of related identity theft or fraud.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: The stolen data includes patient names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport information, financial account information, addresses, payment card information, biometric data, employer-assigned identification numbers and medical information.

Customers Impacted:  Unknown

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