2019 Breaches

Fine Arts in Atlanta Brought Down by Security Breach

Who: Woodruff Arts Center # of Records/People Affected: Undetermined When: 26 April 2019 What happened: A security breach after an unauthorized third party caused a massive network outage, affecting many of the center's operations and systems. How Did it happen: The...

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Virus Infects City Network Shutting It Down

Who: Augusta, ME Municipal Operations # of Records/People Affected: Undetermined When: 18 April 2019 What happened: A nasty, intentionally deployed virus shut down public safety computers and made the city's entire network unusable. How Did it happen: A piece of...

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Medical Service Provider hit by Ransomware

Who: Doctor’s Management Service # of Records/People Affected: 38 Healthcare Centers When: 25 April 2019 What happened: ​Medical billing service provider ‘Doctors’ Management Service’ suffered a ransomware attack compromising patients’ data from a number of its...

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Financial Security Breach Against Ohio School District

Who: Aurora City Schools # of Accounts Breached: What was affected: The school district’s financial information When it happened: February 26, 2019 How it happened: The attack was sophisticated and acted out by criminals with experience. Outcome: Administrators...

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Employee Accessed Patient Records without Permission

Who: Hawkesbury General Hospital # of Accounts Breached: Undetermined What was affected: Personal information When it happened: Between March 2016 and October 2018. How it happened: One employee at Hawkesbury General Hospital improperly accessed patient information....

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Private Colleges Admission Files Breached

Who: Oberlin College, Grinnell College, Hamilton College # of Accounts Breached: What was affected: Admissions database When it happened: March 2019 How it happened: The mysterious sender offered the student a chance to see his file, including comments by admissions...

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Michigan Health Alliance Crippled by Ransomware

Who: Health Alliance Plan # of Accounts Breached: More than 120,000 What was affected: Customers' names, addresses, dates of birth, member identification numbers, health care provider names, patient identification numbers and claim information, such as the service...

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Serious Flaw in Communication App Exposes Data of 5 Million

Who: Dalil # of Accounts Breached: More than 5 million users What was affected: Personal Information by Users. The app collects users’: Cell phone number, IP address (internal and external where applicable)Device model, token, serial number, and operating system, IMEI...

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Ransomware Encrypts UK Police Union Data

Who: Hampshire’s Police Federation # of Accounts Breached: Nearly 120,000 officers. What was affected: A number of databases. When it happened: March 21, 2019 How it happened: At approximately 2.45pm on 21 March 2019, the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW)...

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