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Daily Dashboard | Hackers demand $5.9M to release data obtained in cyberattack; two health care orgs report data breaches Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Oct. 22, 2021




  • The Wall Street Journal reports Iowa grain co-op New Cooperative was a victim of a cyberattack. BlackMatter allegedly hacked into the co-op's system and encrypted more than 1,000 files containing invoices, research and other material. BlackMatter has demanded $5.9 million to release the data.
  • Eye care organizations Simon Eye Management and U.S. Vision report data breaches affecting approximately 324,000 individuals, according to GovInfoSecurity. Compromised information includes patient health information, names, addresses and, in some cases, Social Security numbers.
  • Government Technology reports Family Medical Center of Michigan was allegedly targeted by Ukrainian hackers. The group encrypted the health care center's financial records and demanded a $30,000 ransom to release the files.

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