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Daily Dashboard | Fertility clinic ransomware attack impacts 350K patients; password-stealing attacks up 45% Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Oct. 22, 2021





  • A fertility clinic owned by Quest Diagnostics experienced a ransomware attack exposing data of around 350,000 patients Aug. 8, ZDNet reports. A ReproSource spokesperson said it discovered the attack Aug. 10 and "immediately launched a comprehensive investigation to determine the cause and scope of the incident." The company sent out breach notification letters to victims Sept. 24. Compromised data included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, billing information, personal health information and driver's license, passport, Social Security, financial account and credit card numbers. 
  • A new report from Kaspersky shows cyberattacks that steal passwords have increased 45% since April, Infosecurity Magazine reports. Nearly 500,000 password stealing attacks took place in September 2021, highlighting the importance of using multifactor authentication for passwords to protect users. Additionally, Kaspersky reported in Q3 of 2021, there were 25.5 million malicious attempts to compromise users, up 30% from Q3 2020. 

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