Maine Cyber Attacks

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Public Safety

Maine Information and Analysis Center, Kennebec County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Bangor Daily News

  • Hundreds of sensitive documents were found online following a large scale hack
  • The documents are the center of a massive lawsuit from a state trooper revealing these illegally kept documents
  • No information was released regarding how the hack took place
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Town of Houlton Police Department, Aroostook County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Houlton police were victim of ransomware cyberattack
  • Department restored corrupted files from backups
  • Third party IT firms were unable to determine extent of attack
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City of Augusta 911, Kennebec County

Breach Type - Unknown, Malware

Sun Journal

  • The city center was forced to close after being largely targeted by malware that had gotten into the city’s computer network
  • Servers were shut down and even computers used for public safety were largely affected
  • Dispatchers were lead to using manual tracking methods of all public safety crews leaving the city to slowly restore to backups
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Lincoln County Police Pay Ransom

Breach Type - Ransomware

Bangor Daily News


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Local Government

Four State Agencies: Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and the Maine State Archive

Breach Type – Phishing, Ransomware

Statescoop

  • Four state agencies in Maine were victims of phishing and ransomware cyberattack
  • Officials discovered that private data had not been accessed
  • Secretary of State believed attack likely could have been worse, email filters helped
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Ashland Community Library

Breach Type - Ransomware

The County

  • Hackers gained access to computer system of Ashland Library
  • Bad actors attempted to further scam victims of money by impersonating Microsoft
  • Technology personnel investigated and restored Wi-Fi systems
  • Librarians remain cautious until hacker presence mitigated
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Rockport Town Office

Breach Type - Ransomware

Penobscot Bay Pilot

  • Ransomware virus hits Rockport Town's municipal server & backup server
  • Files encrypted & IT working to rebuild system
  • Employees need to manually reenter data after system recovery
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Bangor Daily News

  • Hackers request ransom of $1,000 in bitcoin
  • Rockport seriously considered paying ransom, but did not give in
  • IT specialist rebuilt networks
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Penobscot Bay Pilot

  • Rockport emails blacklisted for sending spam email
  • Ransomware entered system through malicious spear-phishing email
  • Rockport Town still struggling with leftover bugs from malware
  • Town officials have implemented additional security measures for future cases
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Waldo County

Breach Type - Phishing

Press Herald

  • About 100 individuals affected by phishing attack
  • W2 scheme hits Waldo
  • Notifications sent to those potentially affected
  • Free credit monitoring provided by Waldo Co.
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Town of Topsham, Sagadahoc County

Breach Type - Other, Ransomware

Topsham Maine

  • Town suffered ransomware attack
  • Desktop computer was not fully updated with latest security software
  • Infected areas were isolated & restored
  • Two desktop units have been replaced
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TimesRecord

  • Town allocated $200,000 in funds toward new security software
  • Ransomware attack hit Topsham in fall of 2017
  • Officials say system was restored without loss of vital information
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Medical

LifeFlight Foundation, Knox County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

Village Soup

  • LifeFlight was one of many organizations affected in Blackbaud breach
  • Sensitive information, such as health records for patients, remained unaffected
  • Anyone with questions or concerns were encouraged to reach out to LifeFlight
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The Maine Cancer Foundation, Cumberland County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

WABI

  • The blackbaud breach had no sensitive information exposed
  • Many different systems were exposed in the Blackbaud breach
  • Exposure is forcing medical systems to notify patients and donors about breach
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Northern Light Health Foundation, Penobscot County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

Beckers Hospital Review

  • Data concerning potential donors and their private information has been exposed
  • It is believed bad actors did not have access to credit information
  • Over 600,000 individuals were affected by the breach causing Northern Light to launch an investigation into the extent of the information accessed
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PSL Services, Cumberland County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security information leaked
  • Healthcare provider notified US DHHS and state Attorney General
  • Officials remained uncertain as to specifics of who was affected
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Spectrum Healthcare Partners, Cumberland County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Phishing utilized in cyberattack against healthcare provider
  • Officials advised they would increase IT going forward
  • IT would also provide additional training for employees
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InterMed, Cumberland County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

Databreaches

  • Bad actors used phishing in cyberattack to access medical employee's email
  • Officials launched internal investigation and utilized computer forensic company to assist
  • Officials confirmed that they would adhere to their established safety procedures for email
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Behavioral Health Center

Breach Type - Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Highly sensitive data of psychotherapy patients discovered on dark web
  • About 3,500 patients affected
  • Data from therapy sessions released in addition to personal & financial data
  • No information on how hacker gained access to these records
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Education

Maine School Administrative District 6: Bonny Eagle Schools, York County

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

Press Herald

  • Secret Service tasked with investigation of ransomware cyberattack
  • Server was hacked and ransomware installed on device
  • Breach went unnoticed for duration of holiday weekend
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Eastern Maine Community College, Penobscot County

Breach Type - Phishing, Malware

Spam Fighter

  • EMCC of Bangor Maine reported serious security breach
  • Computers infected with malware
  • Personal information of 42,000 students and employees potentially exposed
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Brunswick Junior High School

Breach Type - Phishing

Bangor Daily News

  • Brunswick Junior High School employee falls victim to spear-phishing attack
  • Hacker posing as superintendent demanded W2 forms of employees
  • 400 school employees' private data potentially exposed
  • Social Security numbers & birth dates deleted before info sent to hacker
  • Police working to apprehend the cyber thief
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