Kansas Cyber Attacks

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Public Safety

Attack on Butler County

Breach Type - Ransomware

KNSS

  • County locket out of First Responder 911 system
  • Dispatchers relay info via walkie talkie and notepads
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KWCH

  • No data was stolen
  • Remains unknown if Butler County paid ransom
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Local Government

Sedgwick County Employee Email, Sedgwick County

Breach Type – Phishing, Other

Kansas News

  • Employee was scammed into buying gift cards to be given as gifts to fellow employees
  • County credit was used to buy several fake gift cards along with employee's personal account
  • The scam was soon reported after the discovery of the employee being scammed
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City of Seneca, Nemaha County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

WIBW

  • City of Seneca systems compromised in cyber attack
  • Unknown individuals breached network, suspects attempted to steal substantial funds but failed
  • Customers or vendors, who provided banking information to the City are cautioned that their personal information may have been stolen
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City of Topeka, Shawnee County

Breach Type - Other, Data Breach

Hays Post

  • City of Topeka notified by software vendor of potential cyber attack
  • Utility Billing Payment System affected and the city transitioned into a more secure platform as a result
  • The City identified 10,000 customers who could have been impacted by the breach
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Dickinson County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

GovTech

  • Cyber attacks infiltrated county firewalls
  • Anti-virus protection did not prevent the attacks
  • County implemented new software as precaution
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Finney County

Breach Type - Phishing, TDoS/DDoS

The Garden City Telegram

  • County network shut down twice
  • Hackers targeted County email's address book
  • Sent malicious emails to all county employees
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KWCH

  • Attack came from malicious email link
  • Finney county shut down twice in one month
  • Malware attack also forced election network to shut down
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City of Pittsburg

Breach Type - Phishing

Data Breaches

  • W2 phishing scheme
  • No evidence that employee data was misused
  • City notified local law enforcement, IRS, FBI, & all impacted individuals
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Harvey County

Breach Type - Hack

The Kansan

  • Computer network targeted by cyber attack, no data compromised
  • Hindered Harvey's services, county remained open with limited operations
  • County has backup system in place
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Butler County Network Department of Commerce

Breach Type - Ransomware

International Business Times

  • Database breached by hackers/li>
  • Exposing more than 5.5 Million Social Security numbers
  • 805,000 who did not provide Social Security numbers, had other personal data exposed
  • Kansas to provide one-year free credit monitoring to 9 of 10 states affected
  • Took two months for Kansas to relay info about the breach to those affected
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Medical

Valley Hope Association, Norton County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Data breach may have exposed patient’s private information
  • Discovered attack through unusual email activity
  • Hackers exploited an employee’s email account
  • Exposed emails may have sensitive information
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Ransom Memorial Hospital, Franklin County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

KWCH

  • Hospital fell victim to phishing scheme
  • Phishing attack may have exposed 16,366 individuals
  • Private health and financial information potentially at risk
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Kansas Heart Hospital

Breach Type - Ransomware

KFDI

  • Malicious email launches malware attack on Kansas Heart Hospital
  • One computer infected with ransomware, no patient data at risk
  • Paid ransom to hackers, but hackers returned demanding more money
  • Hospital now working toward recovering systems without paying
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Education

Wichita State University, Sedgwick County

Breach Type – Phishing, Date Breach

Data Breaches

  • Unauthorized third party accessed university server
  • Third party IT firm utilized in investigating the cyberattack
  • Officials confirmed they would re-educate staff on safety
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Wichita State University, Sedgwick County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Tri-City Herald

  • Wichita State University employees fell victim to email phishing scheme
  • Hackers achieved university ID numbers & passwords – gaining access to bank account numbers, student records, and other personal information
  • Employee paychecks rerouted to fraudulent bank accounts
  • Officials did not specify potential data breach of student data
  • No evidence has surfaced of employees receiving paycheck reimbursement
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Butler Community College

Breach Type - Hack

Hays Post

  • Hack disabled internet connectivity for entire community college
  • IT department suspects problems were result of DDoS attack
  • Butler Community College working to mitigate issue as the school depends on internet for daily tasks
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Arkansas City Schools

Breach Type - Phishing

KSN

  • Arkansas City school employees fall victim to spear-phishing scheme
  • Employees mistakenly sent valuable W-2 data to hackers
  • Arkansas City school implementing additional safeguards to prevent future schemes
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