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Public Safety

Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County

Breach Type – Email System

Eldorado News

  • County Sheriff impersonated in email phishing cyberattack
  • Sheriff Roberts advised county citizens to disregard emails from him
  • Sheriff's Office received nearly 50 reports of fraudulent emails
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Surprise PD 911 Services Hacked by 18yr Old Man

Breach Type - TDoS

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

  • Surprised Police Dept. flooded with hang up calls
  • Twitter link set up to spam 911 Services
  • Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai responsible for hack
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Security Affairs

  • Meetkumar, 18 years old
  • Claims this was an experiment/prank
  • Risks 15 years in prison
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Local Government

City of Kingman, Mohave County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

ABC 15

  • Authorities are working with the City's government on their computer systems following a cyber attack
  • The attack was discovered spanning the entire computer system prompting the City to contact the National Guard Cyber Joint Task Force
  • There is still no access to email accounts and work has to be done through direct contact and in person appointments
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City of Douglas, Cochise County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

Douglas Dispatch

  • Douglas, Arizona was victim of malware cyberattack
  • Attack left city with limited email and internet access
  • Payroll and public library also affected
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Gila County Government Systems, Gila County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Payson Roundup

  • Email and phone systems were infected by ransomware and therefore took about a week before services were restored online
  • In attempts to block the hackers from affecting clients, the county utilized firewall blocks to ensure certain URLs were not accessed
  • Staff continued to work hard during the whole process in an effort to restore all systems to nominal function
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Gila County Government Systems

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Payson Roundup

  • Ransomware infection began on July 2 and impacted email and phone systems
  • A county vendor blocked gilacountyaz.gov URLs in order to protect their other clients
  • Cause and scope of attack is still unclear
  • Staff has been working overtime and finding manual work arounds to keep operations functional
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Town of Sahuarita, Pima County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Green Valley News

  • Town account fell victim to hacking twice
  • Cyber attack aimed at harvesting passwords
  • Malicious emails sent to vendors who work with the town
  • Vendors quickly notified not to engage with the dubious communication
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City of Goodyear, Bill Pay System

Breach Type - Hacking

AZ Family

  • City of Goodyear bill pay system potentially compromised
  • Staff disabled the system
  • The City manager advised residents to urgently monitor their financial data
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Russian Election Hacking – State of Arizona

Breach Type - Hacking

Vox

  • Arizona is 1 of 7 states compromised in 2016 Russian election hacking
  • Reported by Federal officials in early 2017
  • No evidence voter databases altered
  • Officials troubled by weak cyber defense systems
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Pinal County Attorney’s Office

Breach Type - Ransomware

12 News

  • Ransomware virus attached to files in case management data base
  • Anti-virus software completely useless against Cryptolocker
  • County never communicated to IT dept. that software was inadequate
  • Not known how many files impacted by attack
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12 News

  • Did not pay ransom
  • Unencrypted files
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Arizona Superior Court, Pima Co.

Breach Type - Ransomware

Tucson Local Media

  • Court’s IT team scanned all files and clearance was given that malware was eliminated
  • No ransom paid
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TechTalk

  • Files not lost due to fast acting staff
  • Phishing scam in attempt to encrypt personal files
  • Court proceedings not affected
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Medical

Ransomware attack wipes out Arizona clinic's EHR, corrupts 35,000 patients' records, Yuma County

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

KYMA News

  • "Yuma Regional Medical Center said it mailed letters to thousands of patients whose information may have been involved in a recent cybersecurity incident."
  • “On April 25, 2022, YRMC identified a ransomware incident affecting some internal systems. Upon detecting the incident, YRMC shared with News 11 it took immediate action, taking systems offline, and communicating with law enforcement."
  • "YRMC said the investigation determined that an unauthorized person gained access to YRMC’s network between April 21 and April 25 and removed a subset of files from YRMC’s systems during that time."
  • "YRMC said some of these files contained patient information, including names, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, and limited medical information."
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Ransomware attack wipes out Arizona clinic's EHR, corrupts 35,000 patients' records , Maricopa & Pinal County

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

Becker Hospital Review

  • “Queen Creek, Ariz.-based Desert Wells Family Medicine recently began notifying 35,000 patients that their EHR data was compromised by a ransomware attack.”
  • “The clinic's IT system has been down since experiencing the May 21 ransomware attack, Desert Wells said in a Sept. 3 online notice to patients. After investigating the incident, the clinic discovered that the hacker who accessed its IT system corrupted its EHR data, making all records from before May 21 unrecoverable.”
  • “Desert Wells Family Medicine reported the breach to HHS on Aug. 30 as affecting 35,000 individuals. Patient information exposed by the incident included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdates, billing account numbers, medical record numbers and treatment information.”
  • “Desert Wells said there is no evidence that any of the exposed information has been misused and that it is rebuilding patients' health records in a new EHR system. The clinic is compiling patients' data from other sources, including previous providers, hospitals, pharmacies, labs and imaging centers.”
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Arizona Complete Health, Maricopa County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • On February 26th members of ACH were notified of the Accellion breach
  • Bad actors called "CLOP" were able to view and alter member information between January 7 and January 25, 2021
  • Exposed information included addresses, dates of birth, insurance ID numbers, health information and more
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Cochise Eye and Laser, Cochise County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Becker's Hospital Review

  • A ransomware attack on the eye clinic data files occurred in January
  • This breach affected nearly 100,000 individuals
  • There has been no evidence that patient data was stolen
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GenRx Pharmacy, Maricopa County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Latest Hacking News

  • The service was made aware of the cyber attack on September 28th, 2020
  • IT experts were called in to begin investigations and to fend off attack
  • Backups allowed services to be maintained as forensic experts terminated bad actors access to servers
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Assured Imaging, Pima County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Health IT Security

  • Over 200,000 patients were contacted following a data breach leading their information to be exposed
  • Third parties were brought in to investigate the scope of the incident
  • The bad actor was able to steal some patient data before launching a ransomware payload on the servers
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Magellan Health Inc., Maricopa County

Breach Type – Phishing, Ransomware

Bleeping Computer

  • Personal information stolen from corporate server
  • Phishing scheme utilized ransomware in cyberattack
  • Officials confirmed personal information was accessed
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DataBreaches.net

  • Leaked personal information included dates of birth and social security numbers
  • Officials did not confirm how much the ransom was, or if they paid it
  • Healthcare provider did not offer complimentary services to the 163,254 victims
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Delta Dental of Arizona, Maricopa County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Dentist office hit in phishing cyberattack
  • Officials unable to confirm if bad actors gained access
  • Bad actors possibly had access to patient information
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Conway Regional Medical Center, Faulkner County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

HIPAA Journal

  • Patient information compromised in phishing cyberattack
  • 37,000 individuals affected from attack
  • Suspicious activity discovered within email accounts
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Maffi Clinic, Maricopa County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Maffi Clinics in Arizona attacked by ransomware
  • Consulting firm identified access point and terminated it
  • Ransomware isolated and removed, all affected data restored
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Terros Health, Maricopa Co.

Breach Type - Phishing

91.5 KJZZ

  • Terros fell victim to phishing scheme
  • Data breach could potentially affect 1,600 patients
  • PHI potentially exposed
  • Working to notify patients on how to protect their private data
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Desert Care Family & Sports Medicine

Breach Type - Ransomware

DataBreaches

  • Three months after ransomware attack, HHS notifies 500 patients of server infection
  • Server was encrypted and patient records were unavailable
  • Unknown if ransom was paid
  • Personal data of patients potentially acquired or exposed
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Education

Maricopa Community Colleges, Maricopa County

Breach Type - Hacking, Malware

KTAR News

  • Maricopa Community Colleges' network is offline and has forced classes to be cancelled through March 29th, 2021
  • The network was forced offline due to suspicious activity
  • An investigation is ongoing
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Tuscon Unified School District

Breach Type - Hack

Tuscon News Now

  • Tuscon Unified School District websites hacked
  • Pro-ISIS propaganda displayed on over 800 website pages
  • District worked with FBI to determine source of the intrusion
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Employees of Washington Elementary School District

Breach Type - Phishing

AZ Family

  • District falls victim to W-2 spear-phishing scam
  • Employee personal data exposed to hackers
  • District immediately took corrective steps, notifying IRS and law enforcement
  • District working to offer free credit monitoring services to potentially affected
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