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PharMerica Breach Hits Over 5.8 Million Customers


PUBLISHED May 16, 2023

Nearly six million customers of a popular nationwide pharmacy services provider have had their personal, health insurance and medical data exposed in a March cyber-attack.

PharMerica provides services from over 70,000 backup and local pharmacies and 3100 additional facilities across 50 states.

However, in a breach notification letter published by the Office of the Maine Attorney General, it revealed that the Louisville-headquartered firm suffered a serious incident on March 12 this year.

Discovered by a third party on March 14, the breach was found to have lasted two days and led to the compromise of customers’ personal information, the letter explained.

“We have been conducting a comprehensive review of the potentially affected data to determine whose information may have been obtained,” it continued.

“On March 21, 2023, we determined that the data contained personal information that included the above-referenced person’s name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, medications and health insurance information.”

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Ransomware Attack Hits Payments Giant NCR’s Datacenter

By Freelance Journalist

PUBLISHED April 17, 2023

US payments giant NCR has been hit by a ransomware attack that targeted one of its data centers in Aloha, Hawaii.

The company unveiled the breach on Saturday, a few days after starting to investigate an “issue” related to its Aloha restaurant point-of-sale (PoS) product.

“On April 13, we confirmed that the outage was the result of a ransomware incident,” reads the notice. “Immediately upon discovering this development, we began contacting customers, engaged third-party cybersecurity experts and launched an investigation. Law enforcement has also been notified.”

The company also claimed that restaurants impacted by the breach can still serve their customers, with only “specific functionality” being impaired and “no impact to payment applications or on-premises systems.”

Still, according to Claroty CRO, Simon Chassar, the security company’s research has shown that ransomware on PoS platforms can substantially harm firms in the hospitality industry.

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