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Millions Of Emails Exposed In Oregon DHS Data Breach


Newsrecently broke that the emails of over 350k clients of the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) have potentially been compromised after 9 employees were the target of a spear phishing campaign. It left 2 million emails potentially exposed.

The Oregon Department of Human Services announced that roughly 2 million emails with Protected Health Information from more than 350,000 customers have been potentially exposed after 9 employee mailboxes were compromised.

— 4iQ Delve Deep (@4iQ) March 22, 2019

Expert Comments Below:

Jonathan Deveaux, Enterprise Data Protection Specialist at comforteAG:

“It seems no matter how much training and awareness that is provided, the human element remains the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. The problem is not entirely the employees’ faults, as hackers and attackers are improving their tactics to trick employees into clicking on links infested with malware. A determined attacker may go as far as designing an...(continued)

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