Hey folks, brace yourself! A virtual earthquake has shaken the digital realm! A crafty band of hackers took advantage of a glitch in MOVEit - the popular file transfer software. And guess who they targeted? None other than tech behemoth, IBM!
Wondering about the aftershock? Colorado's guardian of Medicaid, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), broke the news that a staggering 4.1 million patients have had their data exposed due to this cyber onslaught. Picture this: everything from your grandma's home address to your nephew's allergy medication is out in the open. Yikes!
But wait, it doesn't stop there! Missouri's Department of Social Services (DSS) also flagged a data breach. The exact count of affected souls is still under the radar, but considering Missouri is home to over six million people, the numbers could be mammoth!
While the sneaky Clop ransomware gang, with suspected Russian ties, claims to be behind this, they've assured us government data is safe in their hands. (Comforting, right?)
This unsettling news comes hot on the heels of other breaches like the Colorado Department of Higher Education's ransomware hiccup and a data spill at Colorado State University. Oh, and did I mention PH Tech? Yep, their vault was cracked too, compromising the health info of 1.7 million Oregonians!
Sadly, this isn't the first, nor the biggest breach this year. HCA Healthcare still holds that trophy with a mind-boggling 11.2 million people's data laid bare in an unrelated hiccup.