Idaho Cyber Attacks

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Public Safety

Ransomware Effects All of Bingham County – Including Dispatchers

Breach Type - Ransomware

KSL

  • Unidentified hackers ask for $25,000-$30,000
  • County refused to pay ransom, depends on backup servers
  • Virus was not contained and then infected backup servers, too
  • Calls went through to 911 services, but maps and notepads were necessary to get things done
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WFAE

  • Paid ransom
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Local Government

City of Pocatello, Bannock County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Gemini Advisory

  • Hackers exploited vulnerability in Superion’s Click2Gov Utility Bill Pay Systems affecting government entities across the U.S.
  • Over 20,000 records from eight cities in five different states have been offered for sale on the dark web
  • City of Pocatello one of the eight cities impacted
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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, State

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Kansas City

  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare contractor became victim of phishing
  • Personal information of more than 2,000 clients likely compromised
  • Infant Toddler Program and Mental Health Services were infected for nearly one year
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Ada County Highway District, Ada County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Idaho States Man

  • FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating the attack that crippled Ada county systems for over a day
  • It is believed the attackers may not have accessed databases but it is otherwise unknown the extent of this attack
  • Ransom was not paid and the employees were told to shut down their computers following the IT department’s instruction
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Madison County Government

Breach Type - Hacking, Ransomware

Post Register

  • Ransomware virus infected Madison County computer systems
  • County employees unable to use email system
  • Virus targeted county’s digital files, preventing the issuing of payroll checks to employees
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Rexburg Standard Journal

  • Madison County refused to pay ransom for files
  • Virus prohibited time-sensitive absentee ballot requests
  • All county departments affected
  • Backup files utilized by IT specialists recovering data for Madison County
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Idaho Tax Commission, Ada County

Breach Type - Phishing

Idaho Business Review

  • Idaho Tax Commission employee fell victim to advanced phishing attack
  • Employees previously completed rigorous cyber security training
  • Malware launched used a zero-day exploit
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Idaho Legislature & Idaho iCourt Portal Websites, Ada County

Breach Type - Hack

East Idaho News

  • Hacktivist group, known as AnonPlus Italia, infiltrated Idaho municipal websites
  • Both websites displayed the group's propaganda
  • No data stolen from website
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Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)

Breach Type - Hack

East Idaho News

  • Email hack of 2 employees
  • ITD's Division of Motor Vehicles identified & notified potentially affected individuals
  • 140 individuals & companies notified of breach
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Idaho State Treasurer Website

Breach Type - Hack

Idaho Statesman

  • Team System Dz hacks Idaho State Treasurer website
  • Hackers could not access databases with user information
  • Used website to post pro-Islamic State message
  • Same attack hits government websites across the U.S.
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Idaho Department of Labor

Breach Type - Other/Data Breach

East Idaho News

  • Hack targets Idaho Department of Labor job search engine
  • 170,000 potentially affected individuals
  • Private information of job-seekers compromised by hackers
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Teton Co. Website

Breach Type - Other/Hack

East Idaho News

  • Turkish hacker defaces Teton County website
  • No known motive
  • Hacker used SQL injection to infiltrate website
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Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Breach Type - Other/Data Breach

Magic Valley

  • Security vulnerability in Department of Fish and Game allowed access to hackers
  • 6.5 million people in four states potentially affected by data breach in third party vendor
  • FBI and Department of Homeland Security lead investigation
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Medical

Blue Cross of Idaho, State of Idaho

Breach Type - Hacking, Data Breach

Daily Bee

  • The insurance company stated that its website had been hacked and personal information had been compromised
  • Blue cross stated that any who were affected by this have been contacted with complementary credit monitoring
  • Hackers intended to cause more damage by rerouting financial transactions allowing blue cross to notice the attack
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Benewah Community Hospital, Benewah Co.

Breach Type - Ransomware

St. Marie's Gazette Record

  • Benewah Community Hospital discovered servers encrypted by ransomware
  • Hospital employees continued work manually & through downtime procedures
  • Network taken offline and quarantined
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Education

Sugar-Salem School District 322, Madison County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

East Idaho News

  • During school testing over 300 servers were locked down due to a ransomware attack
  • No sensitive data was lost or accessed but testing was shut down
  • The district is still experiencing a lack of the servers and cannot use online services
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Bonneville Joint School District 93 & Idaho Falls District 91, Bonneville County

Breach Type - Phishing, Malware

East Idaho News

  • The school district is recovering after a wide scale phishing scam after several staff accounts were compromised
  • Several realistic emails were sent out that looked legitimate leaving the district to attempt to repair damages and become secure again
  • The district suffered as two separate attacks, another being a virus, occurred at the same time
  • Emails attempted to gain credentials to users’ accounts such as passwords and usernames to access their accounts
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Teton School District, Teton County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Teton Valley News

  • The school district received fraudulent emails causing the district to lose $784k of bond funds
  • Several people overlooked the invoice but payment had not been made until the fraudulent email was sent
  • Two emails were sent that requested payment looking believable but were false
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College of Eastern Idaho, Bonneville County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

DataBreaches

  • College of Eastern Idaho identified suspicious activity within employee’s email account
  • Unauthorized access to four employee email accounts occurred for two months
  • Individuals impacted in data breach
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Nampa School District

Breach Type - Hack

KIVI TV

  • Hackers access a school district email account
  • 3,983 past & present employees potentially affected
  • Nampa School District offering one year of free identity monitoring
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Jerome School District

Breach Type - Ransomware

Seattle Times

  • Ransomware infects Jerome District's internet and phone systems
  • Malware entered system through downloaded content or malicious email
  • District refused to pay ransom, restoring backups on every device
  • Jerome District's anti-virus software failed to notify & protect against attack
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Bonner County Daily Bee

  • Fighting ransomware for six weeks
  • Originally hackers asked for 4 bitcoin, at the time was $65,000
  • District is restoring system through backup files unaffected during attack
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The College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls Co.

Breach Type - Phishing

Magic Valley

  • College of Southern Idaho fell victim to malicious phishing scheme
  • Employee inadvertently sent all employee W-2 information to hackers
  • Local law enforcement & FBI lead investigation on cyber attack
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