Missouri Cyber Attacks

Infrastructure Affected

Public Safety
Government
Medical
Education
 
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Public Safety

Marion County Jail and Law Enforcement Center, Marion Co.

Breach Type - Other, Malware

Hannibal Courier-Post

  • Virus wiped out everything stored in jail’s Lawman Records Management System
  • Jail inmate photos among the data lost
  • Sheriff reverted to simpler record-keeping system, utilizing typewriters for reports
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Hannibal Courier-Post

  • Computer device used for at-home work, compromised and introduced malware to Marion system
  • Most data recovered, and Sheriff remains confident the remaining data will be restored
  • Officer’s reports, filed through the cyber-attack, had to be redone
  • Cost of repairing entire system will take several thousand dollars from jail’s computer budget
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City of Springfield & Springfield Police, Greene County

Breach Type - Other/Computer Servers Down

Ozarks First

  • Servers that authenticate employee usernames and passwords are down
  • 911 officers hand-writing reports in the field
  • Backup paper processes used
  • Microsoft treating issue as a critical outage
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Kansas City Police Department - Jackson Co., Clay Co., Cass Co., & Platte Co.

Breach Type - Other/Server Shut Down

KSHB 41

  • Computers shut down unexpectedly at Kansas City Police Department
  • Dispatchers and Patrol officers temporarily without some equipment
  • Backup server kicked in & calls could be answered
  • Officers manually wrote up reports as precaution
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Camden Co. Sheriff's Department

Breach Type - Hack

ABC 17 News

  • Cyber-attack hits agency's network
  • IT department working to remediate situation
  • Announced via Facebook that a hack infiltrated system
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Warren County Sheriff's Department

Breach Type - Ransomware

The Daily Dot

  • Advanced malware causes sensitive data to transfer to hackers
  • Hackers expose confidential information online
  • Remains unclear if ransom was paid
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Local Government

Saline County Courthouse, Marshall County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Marshall News

  • It took almost a week to restore servers within the courthouse to nominal status following a virus
  • Staff worked over the weekend to restore their systems and fully clear the virus
  • Some PC's were still down at the time of the report but the ransomware had almost been fully removed allowing for work to continue
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CIty of Ashland, Boone County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KOMU

  • A cyber hack denied officials from accessing the networks and data within
  • The city is worried about what kind of information was exposed and whether it will impact all files
  • Investigations continued as the city still didn't have access to its internal files and extent of damage is unknown
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State Government Offices of Missouri

Phishing, Other

Spam Fighter

  • Hackers accessed an email system exposing thousands of state employees
  • Emails were sent to those potentially exposed stating the campaign was still in progress
  • Detection system was unable to block all emails but eventually the attack subsided
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City of Washington

Breach Type - Ransomware

eMissourian

  • Victim of ransomware attack that knocked network offline
  • City spent more than $416,000 in fees to a cyber security company
  • Company aimed to expedite process of replacing network and equipment
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St. Louis Public Library

Breach Type - Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Hackers demand $35,000 in bitcoin
  • Library will refuse ransom
  • Entire computer system will be wiped and rebooted
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Platt County

Breach Type - Phishing

David Dyer Max Blog

  • Treasurer of Platt County received email from Commissioner, asking to transfer funds
  • Transfer was requested to go to an out of state consultant
  • Treasurer transferred funds without proper verification
  • County lost $48,000 as a result
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Medical

Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center, St. Louis

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KSDK

  • Health center was victim of ransomware cyberattack
  • Roughly 150,000 individuals likely affected
  • Officials refused to pay ransom after files were locked
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Truman Medical Center, Jackson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KCTV5

  • Truman Medical Center victim of ransomware attack, patient care unaffected
  • IT advised that patient personal information was not compromised
  • Officials negotiated with attackers, paid ransom to perpetrators via insurance
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Choice Rehabilitation, St. Louis County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

St. Louis Today

  • A corporate email account was compromised
  • Private emails were forwarded to a personal account
  • Emails included sensitive financial and medical information
  • It is suspected there is a low probability of risk or harm
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Blue Springs Family Care, Jackson Co.

Breach Type - Hacking, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Ransomware infected systems at Blue Springs Family Care
  • 44,979 patients notified about potential data breach
  • Blue Springs Family Care found multiple malware forms on system
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Cass Regional Medical Center, Cass County

Breach Type - Ransomware

41 KSHB Kansas City

  • Cass Regional Medical Center diverted patients from hospital during malware attack
  • Ransomware compromised internal communications systems and EHR systems
  • Working with law enforcement and cyber security officials to stop cyber attack
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Children's Mercy Hospital, Jackson County

Breach Type - Phishing/Data Breach

Kansas City

  • Spear phishing scheme targeted Children's Mercy Hospital employees
  • Employees entered hospital credentials into malicious webpage
  • More than 60,000 individuals potentially affected in resulting data breach
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Black River Medical Center, Butler Co.

Breach Type - Phishing

Data Breaches

  • Black River Medical Center discovered phishing activity on its system
  • No evidence surfaced of accessed or misused patient PHI
  • Financial information & Social Security numbers unaffected
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Namaste Health Care

Breach Type - Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Hackers gained remote access to Namaste's server & installed ransomware virus
  • Namaste took steps to protect patient data, ultimately deciding to pay ransom
  • Notified 1,600 patients of incident
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Burrell Behavioral Health

Breach Type - Hack

Data Breaches

  • Hackers gain access to employee email account
  • Forensic investigation could not determine if patient data accessed/misused
  • Offering free credit monitoring and identity restoration services
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Education

Ava School District, Douglas County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KY3

  • School district victim of ransomware cyber attack, printers hacked and printed notes demanding money
  • Officials confirmed personal and student information was not compromised in attack
  • School officials discovered various potential weak points in their security, corrected where possible
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Missouri Southern State University, Jasper County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Document Cloud

  • The university fell victim to a phishing scam that was able to copy all information on an employee’s Office 365 Account
  • Several methods to stop the spread were taken as an IT investigation firm was consulted taking steps in further prevention
  • All the accounts that were exposed mainly contained sensitive information suck as social security, full names, dates of birth and more
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Odessa School District

Breach Type - Phishing

Data Breaches

  • Odessa School District falls victim to spear-phishing scheme
  • Hackers posed as district superintendent
  • Employee sent W-2 information exposing employees' private information
  • Odessa one of 8 districts targeted in Missouri phishing scheme
  • Superintendent alerted staff to monitor their financial information
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Trenton R-9 District

Breach Type - Phishing

Trenton Republican Times

  • Trenton District hit with spear phishing scheme
  • Employee exposed W-2 information to hackers
  • All 2016 Trenton District Employees potentially affected
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Independence School District

Breach Type - Phishing

KCUR

  • Independence School District falls victim to phishing scam
  • Hackers stole private & financial data of district employees
  • Fraudulent income tax returns filed by bad actors
  • District instructed employees to file independently if they received a notice from the IRS
  • District has taken further steps to prevent future attacks
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Washington University School of Medicine

Breach Type - Phishing

JD Supra

  • During Knox County elections, hackers launch DDoSEmployee fell victim to phishing scheme
  • Hacker accessed the infected email accounts
  • Gained access to private information on 80,000 patients
  • University discovered breach one month after its occurrence
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