Nebraska Cyber Attacks

Infrastructure Affected

Public Safety
Government
Medical
Education
 
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Public Safety

City of Beatrice, Beatrice Police, Fire & Rescue

Breach Type - Hacking, Malware

Beatrice Daily Sun

  • City hacked, virus installed on computers that came from a remote desktop connection
  • Phone and internet services down for all city departments including Police, Fire & Rescue
  • Police, Fire, & Rescue workers manually writing reports and submitting them by hand
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Local Government

City of Wayne, Wayne County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

WOWT

  • City of Wayne investigated cyberattack
  • Bad actors utilized ransomware
  • Internet based communications were taken offline
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City of Gothenburg, Dawson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Gothenburg Leader

  • City forced to restore network from data backups
  • Ransomware used in cyberattack against city
  • Third party contractors determined no data compromised
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City of Bellevue Website

Breach Type - Hack

KETV

  • Team System Dz takes credit for hack
  • Hack displays pro-ISIS propaganda on webpage
  • City took down & restored webpage
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Medical

NRC Health, Lancaster County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Lincoln Journal Star

  • Healthcare provider forced to disclose that it was victim of cyberattack
  • Bad actors utilized ransomware against provider, seized parts of network
  • Officials believed that repairs would be completed within several days
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Great Plains Health, Lincoln County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KNOP News 2

  • Health center IT personnel forced to work late hours to mitigate cyberattack
  • Weather issues and ransomware cyberattack impacted multiple systems
  • Hospital cancelled non-emergency appointments and procedures
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CHI Health Lakeside Hospital, Douglas County  

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

 
   
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
 
  • Nebraska hospital hit in ransomware attack, likely exposed patient information
  • Attack affected older system that contained records prior to 2016
  • Leaked information could have included names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, among others
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Pawnee County Memorial Hospital, Pawnee County

Breach Type - Phishing, Malware

Data Breaches

  • Over 7,000 patients have been notified of potentially compromised personal information
  • Employee opened a link from a false source and exposed the network
  • Health information even including social security for some had been exposed
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Boys Town National Research Hospital, Douglas Co.

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Health Data Management

  • Cyber attack hits Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • 105,309 individuals potentially affected in data breach
  • Boys Town to offer free identity protection services for up to 1 year
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Education

No attacks logged to date.


 
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