Ransomware is always a disaster. Ragnar Locker operators recently threatened additional repercussions to companies that contact law enforcement officials after a successful attack.
Human error is still the biggest cause of a data breach, and this is one mistake goes to show that applies to every business – even the big dogs can fumble once in a while.
Experts who have seen the stolen data contend that Epik was negligent in its storage of PII and passwords, making the hack easier for Anonymous.
When a company fails to keep highly sensitive data like this safe, it’s going to give customers and partners pause. It’s also going to cost them a fortune in penalties once regulators get finished with them.
Data from medical centers is always a valuable commodity for cybercriminals because it can provide PII, financial information and other profitable tidbits.