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United States – LineStar Integrity Services

Exploit: Ransomware

LineStar Integrity Services: Pipeline Technology Services

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Risk to Business: 2.522= Severe

Cybersecurity researchers discovered that pipeline technology provider LineStar Integrity was hit in a ransomware incident at approximately the same time as Colonial Pipeline resulting in 70+GB of company data finding a new home on the dark web. LineStar Integrity Services sells auditing, compliance, maintenance, and technology services to pipeline customers and is based in Houston, TX.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information has been confirmed as compromised in this incident although some sources are reporting that human resources data is in the mix.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Increasing frequency off cyberattacks on service providers show that cybercriminals are taking every chance to strike against linchpins of business services.