Nebraska Cyber Attacks

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Public Safety

City of Beatrice, Beatrice Police, Fire & Rescue

Breach Type - Hacking, Malware

Beatrice Daily Sun

  • City hacked, virus installed on computers that came from a remote desktop connection
  • Phone and internet services down for all city departments including Police, Fire & Rescue
  • Police, Fire, & Rescue workers manually writing reports and submitting them by hand
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Local Government

DHHS and Aging Partners notified of protected health information breach, City of Lincoln

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

KOLN 1011 Now

  • “The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported on Friday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, has been notified of an incident involving a breach of protected health information which occurred within Aging Partners, a department of the City of Lincoln.”
  • “…the City’s Information Services Department discovered that between May 18, 2021 and May 21, 2021, as a result of a “phishing” scam, an unauthorized individual had access to email accounts which contained over 46,000 total emails, some of which contained protected health information.”
  • “When Aging Partners learned about the incident, the City immediately disconnected access to the at-risk emails and new passcodes were established. City staff performed an investigation and determined that some HIPAA-protected information was vulnerable.”
  • “It was determined that emails involving 1,513 program participants contained one or more identifiers of protected health information.”
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City of Wayne, Wayne County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

WOWT

  • City of Wayne investigated cyberattack
  • Bad actors utilized ransomware
  • Internet based communications were taken offline
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City of Gothenburg, Dawson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Gothenburg Leader

  • City forced to restore network from data backups
  • Ransomware used in cyberattack against city
  • Third party contractors determined no data compromised
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City of Bellevue Website

Breach Type - Hack

KETV

  • Team System Dz takes credit for hack
  • Hack displays pro-ISIS propaganda on webpage
  • City took down & restored webpage
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Medical

CHI Health, associated locations affected by vendor data breach, Douglas County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Becker Hospital Review

  • "CHI Health notified patients of a data breach that occured at its clinical guidance vendor, which has potentially exposed the protected health information of patients."
  • "According to CHI Health's website, MCG Health, which provides patient care guidelines to the health system, learned on March 25 that an unauthorized party had accessed personal information stored on its system."
  • "On April 22, MCG Health notified CHI Health that some of the information obtained from their breach contained their patients' protected health information such as names, Social Security numbers, medical codes, postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth and gender."
  • "CHI Health did not say how many patients were affected. It is currently mailing letters to all patients impacted by the breach."
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Nebraska Medicine, Douglas County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

Beckers Hospital Review

  • Nebraska Medicine was rendered offline followinf cyber attack
  • Staff have reverted to pen and paper following computer systems being rendered offline
  • Independent experts are being consulted on the attack
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Becker's Hospital Review

  • The Medical center is alerting patients of a malware attack that occurred last year on its IT systems
  • It was discovered that between Aug. 27th and Sept.20th 2020 there was unauthorized access gained on its system
  • Information that was exposed included Social Security numbers, Names, Addresses, Dates of birth and more
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NRC Health, Lancaster County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Lincoln Journal Star

  • Healthcare provider forced to disclose that it was victim of cyberattack
  • Bad actors utilized ransomware against provider, seized parts of network
  • Officials believed that repairs would be completed within several days
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Great Plains Health, Lincoln County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KNOP News 2

  • Health center IT personnel forced to work late hours to mitigate cyberattack
  • Weather issues and ransomware cyberattack impacted multiple systems
  • Hospital cancelled non-emergency appointments and procedures
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CHI Health Lakeside Hospital, Douglas County  

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

 
   
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
 
  • Nebraska hospital hit in ransomware attack, likely exposed patient information
  • Attack affected older system that contained records prior to 2016
  • Leaked information could have included names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, among others
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Pawnee County Memorial Hospital, Pawnee County

Breach Type - Phishing, Malware

Data Breaches

  • Over 7,000 patients have been notified of potentially compromised personal information
  • Employee opened a link from a false source and exposed the network
  • Health information even including social security for some had been exposed
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Boys Town National Research Hospital, Douglas Co.

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Health Data Management

  • Cyber attack hits Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • 105,309 individuals potentially affected in data breach
  • Boys Town to offer free identity protection services for up to 1 year
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Education

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