News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Taylor Made Diagnostics

Exploit: Ransomware
Taylor Made Diagnostics: Occupational Healthcare Provider 

Risk to Small Business: 2.612 = Moderate

A Conti ransomware attack at this Virginia-based healthcare provider led to some unpleasant consequences for employees of the Norfolk Southern Railroad and UPS after 3K patient records were snatched. The stolen data included health records for employees from both firms, in addition to multiple smaller trucking companies, U.S. government agencies and defense contractors from as recently as December 2020.

Individual Risk: 2.722 = Moderate

The leaked data included completed U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-mandated medical exams, as well as drug and alcohol testing reports for truckers and rail workers at multiple companies. Many documents contained detailed personal information such as full names, addresses, social security numbers and scans of driver’s licenses. This information could be used for identity theft and spear phishing attacks.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is almost always the result of a successful phishing attack. It’s an expensive nightmare for any business, especially one in the healthcare sector.