News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Lorien Health

Exploit: Ransomware 
Lorien Health: Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Operator 

Risk to Small Business: 1.883 = Severe

Maryland-based Lorien Healthcare admitted that it was the victim of a Netwalker Ransomware attack after cybercriminals released their data online when the ransom as not paid. Upon investigation, Lorien Healthcare determined that patient information had been accessed by the hackers including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and health diagnosis and treatment information. Employee data was also accessed.

Individual Risk: 2.074 = Severe

The company has informed affected clients of the details about the attack and their options for protecting their personal information, along with complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services.

Customers Impacted: 47,754

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the bane of every IT professional, and it’s only getting worse. By increasing phishing resistance training, businesses can keep ransomware at bay, since the majority of ransomware arrives as part of a phishing attack.