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Public Safety

1.8 TB of Police Helicopter Surveillance Footage Leaks Online, State of Georgia

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Wired.com

  • “…newly leaked aerial surveillance footage from the Dallas Police Department in Texas and what appears to be Georgia's State Patrol underscore the breadth and sophistication of footage captured by another type of aerial police vehicle: helicopters.”
  • “The…group Distributed Denial of Secrets, or DDoSecrets, posted a 1.8-terabyte trove of police helicopter footage to its website on Friday. DDoSecrets cofounder …says that her group doesn’t know the identity of the source…The source simply said that the two police departments were storing the data in unsecured cloud infrastructure.”
  • “A smaller subset of the data appears to come from the greater Atlanta area. The Atlanta Police Department told WIRED that the footage was not from its jurisdiction. GSP’s Aviation Division has 15 helicopters and one Cessna 182 airplane used for operations that include search-and-rescue missions. On its website the division lists other activities, including “aerial photography” and “aerial surveillance.”
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Atlanta PD Website, Fulton County

Breach Type – Hacking, Other

AJC

  • Website taken offline in apparent cyberattack by Anonymous
  • IT personnel were able to restore services within hours
  • Officials did not release any additional details
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City of Dunwoody & Dunwoody Police, Fulton County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

The Crier

  • Ransomware cyberattack used against city systems
  • Federal law enforcement assisted with investigation
  • Third-party IT provider helped mitigate damage
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Department of Public Safety, State of Georgia

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

WSBTV

  • Georgia Department of Public Safety victim of ransomware attack
  • Investigators conducted forensic analysis of network, shut down servers
  • State Patrol, Capitol Police, others reverted to old system of phone and radio
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Blackshear Police Department, Pierce County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

WSBTV

  • Blackshear Police Department victim of cyber attack, FBI involved
  • Lawrenceville and Henry County hit with malware during same attack
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Lawrenceville Police Department, Gwinnett County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

11Alive

  • The department had been attacked by a corrupting ransomware that encrypted and blocked access to data on the servers
  • Once it was discovered there were immediate attempts to work on restoring operations and investigating how this event happened
  • Lawrenceville Police were the primary target with the city hall allegedly completely isolated from this incident a
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Stone Mountain Park Police, DeKalb County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Fox 5 Atlanta

  • A cyber attack has impacted computer systems of Stone Mountain Memorial Association
  • Several computer systems were held for ransom for several days, investigators are working to isolate the attack
  • The public was left unaffected as police officers had to hand write reports as systems are being worked on
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Jackson County Government, Jackson Co.

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Fox 5 Atlanta

  • It was confirmed that a cyber attack occurred in Jackson County on Monday
  • The county was then held for ransom during the attack
  • It is speculated that this may be a repeat attack similar to one that occurred in March 2018
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11 Alive

  • Jackson County authorities stated that the attack has affected several systems within the county
  • Within the Jackson County Sheriff’s office the attack was tied to internal departments and is widespread to other agencies
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Online Athens

  • Jackson County paid about $400,000 this week following attack on systems
  • Officials justified paying ransom stating an equal amount was spent attempting to fix systems
  • Systems were plagued by Ryuk Ransomware
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Bibb County Sheriff’s Office & Macon-Bibb County Websites

Breach Type - Hacking

13 WMAZ

  • Sheriff's website defaced with message from Turkish hacktivists
  • Several departments shared the same hacked screen
  • Websites were restored and are being investigated
  • Passwords were changed in order to fight back
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Coweta County & Coweta County Public Safety Systems

Breach Type - Ransomware

Times-Herald

  • County’s computer systems affected by ransomware
  • Majority of Coweta information technology servers compromised by attack
  • Local public safety systems utilize backup systems, radio-only communications, and manual record keeping systems
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Data Breaches

  • Charges were pressed in court following computer fraud and abuse, access device fraud, and wire fraud
  • Allegations include that Purbeck, the accused, had bought passwords online to access victims personal computers
  • Sensitive information included Medical records and other documents that contained names, addresses, birth dates, and social security numbers
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City of Atlanta & Atlanta PD

Breach Type - Ransomware

11 Alive

  • Samsam ransomware takes down city web applications & some phone lines
  • Police claim that they are unaffected but filing reports manually out of abundance of caution
  • Police still taking calls
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CBS 46

  • Atlanta Police Department files wiped
  • Files contained sensitive case info
  • Remains unclear if files can be recovered
  • Police continue manual work for certain tasks
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City of Savannah & Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan PD

Breach Type - Ransomware

Savannah Now

  • Malware attack, caused by email phishing scheme, hits Savannah
  • City officials said malware had not impacted 911 center’s ability to receive/answer dispatch calls
  • Virus affected system for 5 days – officials claim attack did not compromise city data or damage network
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WJCL

  • Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department impacted by malware attack
  • Hack originally hit the City of Savannah in February
  • Police Department has trouble accessing records
  • Department admits three areas of serious deficiency remain
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WALB News 10

  • Virus identified as ransomware
  • City of Savannah paid ransom to restore data & retrieve function of hardware
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Troup County Computer Systems Hacked

Breach Type - Ransomware

LaGrange News

  • Hack affected all county computer systems, including Troup County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputies resorting to “old school” documentation
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WRBL

  • Hackers from Eastern Europe demanded ransom of 24 Bitcoins
  • Sheriff’s office did not pay ransom
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Local Government

Meriwether County investigating cyber-attack on government systems

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

Fox 5 Atlanta

  • “Meriwether County officials are investigating a cyber-attack that may have delayed county services on Wednesday.”.
  • “Officials announced on Facebook that they are actively responding and remediating their systems with help from the Georgia Bureau of Information, FBI, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and more.”
  • “It is currently not known the full extent of the cyber-attack or who was behind it.”
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Cobb County to Create Cyber Security Team Following Unsuccessful Phishing Attack

Breach Type – Phishing

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Spammers emailed hundreds of county employees and briefly got access to the county’s system after some workers opened the email.
  • After accessing the system, spammers sent emails from what appeared to be an official cobbcounty.org address. The unsolicited messages beckoned recipients to click a link to claim federal stimulus money.
  • …the county’s IT team spent several days monitoring emails and thwarting repeated attacks from the spammers.
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DeKalb County Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program, DeKalb County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

The Champion

  • County program's email account disabled following a data breach
  • Compromised data includes anything that was previously sent to that email
  • Criminal investigation is underway
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City of Cornelia Administrative Office, Habersham County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Now Habersham

  • City government's network offline following ransomware cyberattack
  • Local law enforcement assisted city officials with investigation
  • Officials refused comment on ransom demands
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Georgia Department of Human Services, Fulton County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

WSBTV

  • Actors were able to gain access to state email accounts
  • Accounts were associated with both Child Protective Services and Division of Family and Children Services
  • State is offering services to those who have been affected by the attack
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Hall County Government, Hall County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

CBS 46

  • Despite recent cyber attack Government officials believe there was no private information exposed
  • Attack was able to interrupt phone service and other government systems
  • Employees are working around the clock to restore normalcy following attack
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Decrypt

  • Government reported ransomware attack on public page on October 7th
  • The hack affected critical systems within the government networks even disabling phones
  • The attack also managed to disable email access in some departments
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Coin Codex

  • Cyberattack took place nearly two weeks previously yet the impact on the voting infrastructure has only been revealed now
  • Experts believe impact on voting is going to be “collateral damage”
  • Public statement released states that the voting process for our citizens has not been impacted due to the network issues
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Jekyll Island Authority, St. Simons

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

The Brunswick News

  • Ransomware used in complex cyberattack against Jekyll Island Authority
  • Officials confirmed that all computer systems were affected by the attack
  • Bad actors contacted their victim, officials remained uncertain of demands
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Barrow County Government Systems, Barrow County

Breach Type - Hacking, Malware

CBS 46

  • A public statement was released addressing a hack affecting operations for their systems
  • According to officials, this was done by experienced bad actors
  • All attempts are being made at restoration of services and investigations into if any sensitive data was exposed
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Richmond Hill City Hall, Bryan County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Savannah Now

  • Computers were hacked early June with the issue being quickly resolved
  • Once the servers were noticed as being faulty IT was contacted immediately
  • After this attack cyber security insurance was added in hopes for prevention and ease on the impact of attacks
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Columbus Consolidated Government, Muscogee county

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

WRBL

  • Ransomware used in cyberattack against city government
  • Officials remained uncertain as to extent of attack
  • City government utilized backup servers to mitigate damage
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Rabun County Government Systems, Rabun County

Breach Type - Phishing, Ransomware

The Clayton Tribune

  • County officials confirmed ransomware used in cyberattack
  • Employees were warned against opening emails
  • IT officials worked throughout the weekend to restore services
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Rockdale County Government Systems, Rockdale County

Breach Type – Phishing, Malware

CBS 46

  • Employee fell victim to phishing scam
  • County servers were taken offline
  • Internet services remained sporadic
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Marietta Power & Water Department, Cobb County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

AJC

  • Software vendor and FBI informed city of cyberattack
  • Customers' information exposed and shared on dark web
  • City was among more than 30 others with stolen data
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City of Newnan, Coweta County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

11alive

  • Personal information among data stolen by bad actors during cyberattack
  • Federal, state, and local law enforcement all investigated the attack
  • City officials forced to hire outside credit protection services
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City of Cornelia, Habersham County

Breach Type – Hacking, Other

Access WDUN

  • City of Cornelia attacked with ransomware, affected billing system
  • Attack delayed water bills, but account information uncompromised
  • Firewall utilized by city billing department was outdated and not updated
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Henry Country Government Systems, Henry County

Breach Type - Unknown, Malware

11Alive

  • Henry county is now another name on the growing list of cyber attack based victims
  • Detection of the attack began after several technical difficulties were encountered during normal operations
  • The FBI were contacted in hopes to prevent and stop any further continuation or repeat attacks of this nature
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Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, State of Georgia

Breach Type - Unknown, Malware

WPTV

  • Malware found on GEMA/HS computer system during routine cybersecurity screening
  • Security software isolated and prevented malware activation, but precautionary steps are still being taken
  • Received assistance from state agency partners to provide any needed public notifications and services during an emergency
  • Cybersecurity insurance will be used to pay 3rd party vendor for confirmation of malware removal
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City of Griffin Finance Department, Spalding County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Bleeping Computer

  • Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack allowed scammers to steal over $800,000
  • Finance was tricked by phishing emails to redirect payments from a legitimate vendor account to an account owned by the attacker
  • Money was lost in two transactions, but SunTrust believes they can recover the money
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Administrative Office of the Courts, State of Georgia

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

11 Alive

  • Due to contaminated systems, the state had resorted to shutting off their networks to prevent further infection
  • The virus did not impact all systems, but the state still made sure to quarantine their systems to prevent any potential spread
  • It was not released how much ransom was requested nor how the virus came to infect the systems in the first place
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City of Cartersville, Bartow County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

MDJOnline

  • Cartersville’s government had fallen prey to cyber attacks and was unable to accept online payments
  • Systems are now operational however it was still unknown if it has been fully contained and no areas left impacted
  • Bills and electronic payments can now be made on a single payment due to the affected systems
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City of Morrow Website, Clayton County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

11Alive

  • Hacker group infiltrated City of Morrow website
  • Altered homepage with Turkish and Palestinian propaganda & anti-Israel messages written in Turkish
  • City of Morrow officials secured website & reverted it back to its original state
  • Backups and scans of all systems performed, no malicious activity found
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City of Winder, Barrow County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Barrow Journal

  • Ransomware attack impacted City's computer & email servers
  • Point of entry unknown
  • U.S. Secret Service investigating source of virus
  • $320,000 ransom demanded by hackers
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City of Augusta

Breach Type - Hack

Augusta Chronicle

  • List of city employee emails accounts and passwords sent to local news source by bad actor
  • The employee data breach believed to be hacktivist attack against new Senate Bill 315
  • City of Augusta working to identify validity of information at risk
  • Investigation ongoing and rigorous to protect employee data
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Dawson County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Gainesville Times

  • IT department investigates servers after tax assessor's office could not save files
  • Discovered Dawson county computer servers infected with aggressive ransomware
  • County’s exchange server, as well as phone and internet services, were affected
  • IT working to isolate the affected server
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City of Loganville, Gwinnett County

Breach Type - Other

WSB-TV

  • Gwinnett county notifies public of breach
  • Breach possibly affects personal information of county residents
  • All city services still accessible
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City of Hinesville

Breach Type - Ransomware

Fox 28

  • IT outage shows true colors as ransomware attack
  • Email and telephone systems impacted
  • No personal information compromised during attack
  • Email restored & city working on preventative measures for future incidents
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Georgia Department of Agriculture

Breach Type - Ransomware

My Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • Malware brought down agency's websites – seeking to extort ransom
  • Department remained offline throughout attack
  • No intention to pay ransom
  • No indication private information at risk
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Medical

Hacker Disrupts Systems at Forsyth County Medical Office, Forsyth County

Breach Type – Phishing, Other

Alpharetta-Roswell Herald

  • “On July 25, Forsyth County deputies responded to reports that the computer system of a medical office had been hacked."
  • “An investigation of the practice’s computer system showed multiple suspicious logins and user IP addresses."
  • "Multiple staff have discovered their email being used with various IP addresses in the U.S. and Canada,” the report said."
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WellStar Health System discloses data breach, Fulton County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “Wellstar Health System suffered a data breach through its email system, it reported last week."
  • “Wellstar said it learned two months ago that someone unauthorized had gained access to two email accounts. Via those accounts, patients’ health care information was exposed, including patient laboratory information"
  • “The statement did not say how many individuals’ information was exposed in the breach, specifying only that it did not extend to all Wellstar testing patients."
  • “The information exposed included names, medical record numbers, unique Wellstar account numbers, and laboratory information, the statement said."
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Ciox Data Breach Potentially Exposed in the Patients Personal Information Across 32 Healthcare Practices Nationwide , Fulton County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

JD Supra

  • “According to an official notice released by the company, in July 2021, Ciox learned that one of its employee’s email accounts was accessed by an unauthorized party.”
  • “…Ciox learned that the email account contained certain patient information related to billing inquiries and other customer service requests.”
  • “In response, Ciox conducted an internal investigation to determine what patient data was compromised in the cyberattack.”
  • “…Ciox learned that the following data was contained in the employee’s email account or in attachments: patient names, provider names, dates of birth, and/or dates of service.”
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Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic reports breach to HHS, Fayette County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • “Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic, the covered entity, discovered that there had been an unauthorized intrusion into its computer system."
  • “It determined that the intruder may have been able to access the protected health information (PHI) of approximately 531,000 patients."
  • ”The PHI included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, and some clinical information."
  • "Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic also completed a new risk analysis. It provided breach notification to HHS, the affected individuals, the media, and on its website. OCR obtained assurances that the covered entity implemented the corrective actions outlined above."
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Atlanta Allergy & Asthma first mails notices to patients; data was dumped back in March, Fulton County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

DataBreaches.net

  • "On March 3, DataBreaches.net reported that Atlanta Allergy & Asthma had apparently been compromised by Nefilim threat actors, who had dumped more than 2 GB of patient-related files on a dedicated leak site."
  • "AAA identified unauthorized access to its network between January 5, 2021 and January 13, 2021. Upon learning of the issue, AAA immediately took steps to secure its network and mitigate against any additional harm."
  • "AAA discovered on July 8, 2021 that certain individual information was removed from its network in connection with this incident, including full names and one or more of the following: dates of birth, Social Security numbers, financial account numbers and/or routing numbers, diagnoses, treatment information and costs, procedure types, provider names, treatment location, dates of service, patient account numbers and/or health insurance information."
  • "To date, AAA is not aware of any reports of identity fraud or improper use of any information as a direct result of this incident. AAA is providing notification of this incident to impacted individuals, commencing on August 20, 2021."
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Crisp Regional Health Services, Crisp County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

WALB

  • Patient care and work flow was never compromised during the attack
  • Once the hospital learned of the incident investigations were prompted immediately
  • Radios were deployed throughout the hospital to allow for communication through departments
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Five Points Eye Care, Clarke County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

WGAU

  • Reports of a data breach have emerged that occurred in late October
  • Reports to law enforcement have been made including the potential exposure of patients
  • Five Points has begun to take precautionary measures while working with an IT professional
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Data Breaches

  • Bad actors were able to gain access to account through phishing attack
  • The attack was detected same day as it occurred and access was limited
  • Patients were notified and offered credit monitoring services as a precautionary measure
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Premier Kids Care, Inc., Walton County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Children's healthcare provider was victim of cyberattack
  • Private information was accessed by bad actors
  • Names, dates of birth, phone numbers among leaked data
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Galstan & Ward Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Gwinnett County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Family dental practice was victim of elaborate ransomware cyberattack
  • Dentist office received phone call from bad actors demanding ransom
  • Officials noticed system anomaly and contacted third-party IT specialists for assistance
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Piedmont Cancer Institute, Fulton County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Over 5000 patients were notified that their sensitive information was potentially exposed in recent cyber attack
  • Bad actors were able to gain access to employees' email account accessing 5226 patient records
  • Patient information exposed due to the email hack includes names, dates of birth, financial account information and credit and debit card information
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The Georgia Health Sciences Foundation, Richmond County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

Jag Wire

  • "The university was one of many notified of the Blackbaud breach "
  • It has been asserted that the bad actors had no access to sensitive information
  • Blackbaud is providing more information regarding the incident on their website
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St. Mary's Health Care System, Clarke County

Breach Type - Unknown, Data Breach

Online Athens

  • Data breach may have potentially exposed patient’s sensitive information
  • The breach potentially had access to personal information, including names, date of birth, and Social Security numbers and more
  • According to public release the unauthorized access took place around April 12th
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Navicent Health, Bibb County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

The Telegraph

  • This health-care provider fell victim to an attack focused on the email systems
  • Personal information of several patients has been deemed likely compromised
  • The hospital has worked with several different firms in an attempt to scope the scale of the attack
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EyeSouth Partners, Fulton County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Hacker had gained access to an employee’s account
  • Some patient’s information may have been exposed
  • EyeSouth is notifying potential victims of this incident and providing credit monitoring services
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Mind & Motion, Gwinnett County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Server attacked with ransomware
  • Patient personal information potentially compromised
  • All office account passwords changed with rigorous security measures taken to prevent future attacks
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Georgia Spine & Orthopaedics of Atlanta, Fulton County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Phishing scam compromised Georgia Spine & Orthopaedic employee email account
  • Hackers potentially obtained private information of patients
  • A small number of Social Security numbers may be compromised
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Augusta University Health, Richmond Co.

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

ajc

  • Employee email breach exposed sensitive and private data
  • 417,000 patients, students, & employees potentially affected
  • Augusta University Health worked to disable affected email accounts
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RiverMend Health

Breach Type - Hack

Data Breaches

  • 1,300 patient's data contained in employee's email account
  • Account compromised & manipulated to send suspicious emails
  • RiverMend found no evidence suggesting patient data was targeted
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Peachtree Neurological Clinic

Breach Type - Ransomware

Peachtree Neurological Clinic

  • Electronic medical records held captive by hackers
  • Peachtree did not pay ransom, recovered files through backups
  • Investigation shows no data exfiltrated through system
  • Situation did not impair ability of Peachtree to care for its patients
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Peachtree Neurological Clinic

Breach Type - Data Breach

Beckers Hospital Review

  • While investigating a separate ransomware attack: Peachtree discovered 15-month breach
  • Breach took place between Feb. 2016 & May 2017
  • Not able to confirm if patient data has been misused
  • Notified all potentially affected individuals
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GA Vascular Surgical Associates

Breach Type - Hack

Data Breaches

  • Computer server hacked through compromised vendor password
  • Allowed hackers access to server for several months
  • Remains unclear if patients' personal data was misused
  • Secured server to ensure that this type of attack no longer continues
  • Notified FBI and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
  • Letters sent to potentially affected individuals
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Alpharetta Dentist's Office

Breach Type - Ransomware

WSBTV

  • Employee opens spam email leading to ransomware virus
  • All patients' data stored in off-site cloud server remaining unaffected by hackers
  • Officials believe attack was random
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Education

Hackers acquire info on current and former students and staff at Savannah College of Art and Design, Chatham County

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • "According to Avos Locker, SCAD was attacked approximately two weeks ago, and a large amount of data was exfiltrated. Unlike some ransomware attacks, the college’s network was not encrypted; only data was exfiltrated."
  • "The files appear to consist of routine college business such as personnel-related files and student files with personal information. Many of the filenames contained descriptions that included people’s names and clues as to the content of the files (e.g., passports, payroll-related information, bank statements, personal statements, recommendation letters, etc.)"
  • "Many of those records were the kind of minor infractions to be expected among college students. Still, it is unfortunate that names were attached to incidents in some cases, and in other cases, one could figure out the student involved because other tables contain their name paired with their student ID and student number."
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Columbia County Schools Grapple with Computer System 'Disruption'

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

WRDW/WAGT

  • The Columbia County School District is experiencing computer problems and is working to restore the systems
  • The district described the problem as “technical difficulties that caused a disruption to certain operating systems
  • The investigation is ongoing and is expected to conclude within the next few weeks
  • If officials determine there’s been a security breach of any information related to any individual, “the district will move quickly to notify them
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DeKalb County School District, DeKalb County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

Patch

  • A company used by the school district suffered a data breach in December 2019
  • Students' names, ID numbers, and dates of birth were potentially exposed
  • The school district was notified of this breach by parents who received letters from the company notifying them of the breach
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Cobb County School District, Cobb County

Breach Type – Hacking, Other

WSBTV

  • A police report notes that the Cobb County School District withheld information about a hack for weeks
  • The report also notes that the incident was noted as a hacking, computer invasion
  • Following the attack an investigation was launched to determine the source
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Oglethorpe County School System, Oglethorpe County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Athens Banner-Herald

  • Ransomware used by bad actors in cyberattack
  • Students remained home for 2 days following attack on systems
  • Parents were advised to not call the school, however emergency lines were established
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Augusta University, Richmond County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

Jag Wire

  • The university was one of many notified of the Blackbaud breach
  • It has been asserted that the bad actors had no access to sensitive information
  • Blackbaud is providing more information regarding the incident on their website
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Houston County Board of Education, Houston County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

13WMAZ

  • Ransomware cyberattack used against Houston County, Georgia Board of Education
  • Main website affected, created error messages when browsing
  • Board of Education one of multiple victims hit in Georgia
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Thomas County School District, Thomas County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

Data Breaches

  • The School district was made aware of a breach within their online banking systems
  • Hackers targeted the school district gaining access to employee banking information
  • No money was stolen due to safety protocols set in place within the bank
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Atlanta Public Schools

Breach Type - Phishing

AJC

  • Cyber thieves steal paychecks from 27 employees
  • Targeted payroll funds – taking $56, 459
  • Hackers changed direct deposit information of 7 more employees
  • District may not recover stolen money unless state investigators apprehend the hackers
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Georgia Tech

Breach Type - Ransomware

Georgia Tech News

  • Employee conducted research on website which contained malicious ransomware
  • Ransomware spread to Georgia Tech's network, allowing access to past & present employee data
  • Georgia Tech Cyber Security secured network and impacted systems
  • Human Resources notified potentially affected individuals of incident
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Augusta University

Breach Type - Phishing

WFXG

  • Phishing scheme hits employees containing personal health information of patients
  • Less than one percent of patients affected by the breach
  • Augusta University notified potentially affected patients
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Georgia Tech

Breach Type - Phishing/Ransomware

Georgia Tech News Center

  • Phishing emails circulated through Georgia Tech Community
  • Emails contained malicious attachment distributing ransomware
  • Those who open attachment advised to shut off infected devices and contact TSO help desk
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