It has come to our attention that MMG Fusion has released an official statement regarding the alleged data breach on their server in December 2020. The statement is as follows:
MMG Fusion has acknowledged that the company had been the victim of a targeted cyberattack on December 21, 2020. It was ultimately ascertained that the attack not only resulted in the malicious destruction of MMG Fusion databases, but also included a breach of stored information, including demographic data such as names, phone numbers, and email addresses of end-users of the Company’s software. Not included in the extracted information was any financial data, records, or information that could be used to obtain financial information as MMG Fusion does not have access to this data.
We wish to apologize to our readers for being incorrect regarding this situation. Our analysts poured through The Dark Web and came up with nothing. Obviously, they missed it.
We stated in the original article, “One thing is clear, anyone can call themselves a “cyber threat intelligence analyst” and the average person believes them without any proof backing their claim.”
It seems clear we need to take our own advice to heart and look internally. Again, we apologize.
What is MMG Fusion Dark Web?
The Dark Web is a section of the internet where hackers post their stolen data packets available to willing buyers. No information about the buyer or seller can be traced, so it is a popular repository for data that has been acquired through compromising methods and is often illegal in most countries.
Reports you read across many cyber-security sites, blogs, and Twitter posts regarding hacks, compromised data, server hijacking, etc. does not have to be verified nor any evidence given. There seems to be a loophole in the cyber-security reporting process.
Some of the common things which are “hacked”:
- company’s MYSQL databases
- patient’s personal information, including full names and addresses
- personal data including appointment date and time data
- past appointment dates and procedures performed
- client data
- exposed databases
- IP addresses
- email addresses
Who is MMG Fusion?
MMG Fusion focuses on creating innovative technology solutions by allowing dentists and orthodontists to grow their practices through automation and high-performing dental marketing software. Dental practice management software is a hot trend, especially during COVID-19, and the restrictions which occurred and that are still occurring. MMG Fusion knows that one of the biggest reasons patients leave a dental practice for another is the frustration over poor patient communications. Since their software does much through automation, the staff can focus on delivering higher quality front office management.