Washington State Department of Labor and Industries workers’ PII exposed.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries workers’ PII exposed.

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/state/washington/article252532918.html

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Risk to Business: 1.816 = Severe
Washington State informed over 16,000 workers that their PII may have been exposed in a ransomware attack on Renton market research company Pacific Market Research (PMR). The contractor was hit with a ransomware attack in May 2021.

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Risk to Business: 1.516 = Severe
The exposed information for workers includes claim numbers and dates of birth for 16,466 workers who had workers’ compensation claims in 2019, which PMR had used to conduct a customer service survey for the agency.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: An unsecured database is easy pickings for cybercriminals and a rookie mistake that could cost the survey company a client.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.


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