News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Apex Laboratory

Exploit: Ransomware
Apex Laboratories: Consumer Medical Testing

Risk to Small Business: 1.783 = Severe

Apex Laboratories definitely got a result that they weren’t expecting when DoppelPaymer ransomware popped up on December 15, snatching a large quantity of data. The attack resulted in the exfiltration of thousands of documents containing both protected health information of patients and personally identifiable information of Apex employees.

Individual Risk: 2.166 = Severe

The data impacted is estimated to include patient names, dates of birth, test results, and some Social Security and phone numbers. The company is notifying affected patients. Apex employees and clients should be cautious about potential spear phishing email using this information.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware has been an especially pernicious menace to healthcare targets throughout the pandemic, and that’s not slowing down.