Exploit: Third-Party Data Breach
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries: Government Agency
Risk to Business: 1.816 = Severe
Washington State informed over 16,000 workers that their PII may have been exposed in a ransomware attack on Renton market research company Pacific Market Research (PMR). The contractor was hit with a ransomware attack in May 2021.
Risk to Business: 1.516 = Severe
The exposed information for workers includes claim numbers and dates of birth for 16,466 workers who had workers’ compensation claims in 2019, which PMR had used to conduct a customer service survey for the agency.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business An unsecured database is easy pickings for cybercriminals and a rookie mistake that could cost the survey company a client.
Source: The News Tribune