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Business services provider Morley Companies Inc. disclosed a data breach

Exploit: Ransomware

Morley Companies Inc.: Business Services

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Risk to Business: 1.507= Severe

Morley Companies, a business service provider to several Fortune 500 companies, announced that it had been hit with a ransomware attack that may have exposed sensitive information for more than 500,000 people.  In a statement, the company said that “a ransomware-type malware had prevented access to some data files on our system beginning August 1, 2021, and there was an unauthorized access to some files that contained personal information.”, chalking up the delay in notifying possible victims of this exposure to the complexities of the incident investigation.

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Individual Risk: 1.663= Severe

Morley Companies said the attack affected the information of “current employees, former employees and various clients.” The potentially compromised information leaked includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, client identification numbers, medical diagnostic and treatment information and health insurance information. The company is offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection for victims.

Customers Impacted: 500,000

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Companies that store large quantities of personal or medical information are prime targets for the bad guys.

Source: Safety Detectives