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Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GDT0) CEO Discusses Recent McLaren Health Care Corporation Hack on Weekly New to the Street Segment with Ana Berry
December 28, 2023

Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GDT0) CEO Discusses Recent McLaren Health Care Corporation Hack on Weekly New to the Street Segment with Ana Berry

  • Online cybersecurity threats can cost companies millions of dollars in repercussions, with the healthcare industry seeing an average cost of over $10 million
  • McLaren Health Care Corporation’s recent ransomware attack compromised the sensitive information of more than 2.2 million patients
  • Sekur’s CEO Alain Ghiai suggests that the hackers spent weeks to months using email to find vulnerable entry points into McLaren’s main computer network
  • Sekur’s suite of private communication services helps keep cybersecurity threats away by encrypting communications on Swiss-hosted servers

The internet has become a way for millions of people to connect. As of October 2023, there were 5.3 billion internet users worldwide, which accounts for 65.7% of the population ( As internet usage increases, so does the potential for personal information and data to become breached. Online cybersecurity threats have the potential to cost companies millions of dollars, with repercussions differing greatly based on region, organization size, and industry. The average cost of a data breach worldwide is $4.35 million – with the healthcare industry seeing an average cost of $10.1 million (

The recent cybersecurity attack on McLaren Health Care Corporation (, a Michigan healthcare company, was the topic of discussion on New to the Street’s “Sekur Privacy & Sekur Security – Weekly Hack” segment. During this weekly segment, host Ana Berry talks with Alain Ghiai, CEO of Sekur Private Data (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GDT0), a cybersecurity and internet privacy provider of Swiss-hosted solutions for secure and private communications, about the implications of ransomware and cybersecurity attacks on key industry players.

McLaren believes that the ransomware attack experienced by the company from July 28 through August 23 compromised the sensitive personal and health information of 2.2 million patients. The hackers accessed patients’ names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and medical information, including Medicare and Medicaid patient information. The company currently faces at least three class action lawsuits related to this cyberattack.

Mr. Ghiai believes the McLaren hack may have originated from a compromised company email address ( He stated that 91% of cyberattacks originate from a compromised email address, with hackers monitoring email communications for weeks or months until they can find a way into a main computer network. Once they gain entry, hackers commit their acts – stealing data and holding company information for ransom.

For individuals, businesses, corporations, and governments looking for secure solutions to safeguard their data and communications, Sekur’s privacy communications suite offers a layer of protection using servers in Switzerland – a country with the strictest privacy laws in the world. Sekur’s encrypted platforms include:

  • SekurMail – with the SekurSend/SekurReply feature, significantly minimizes cyber breaches, protecting both the subscriber and the recipient.
  • SekurVPN – provides an additional layer of encryption that protects subscribers’ IP addresses and website traffic information.
  • SekurMessenger – a private and secure messaging communications app that provides users with secure and private chat, self-deleting chat, voice recording, and file transfer facilitated through Swiss-hosted servers.

Sekur’s encrypted platforms are available through a subscription-based offering hosted on the company’s wholly-owned Swiss servers – without using Big Tech open-source platforms. The company doesn’t mine data or use third-party providers. Mr. Ghiai offers New to the Street viewers who want to subscribe to Sekur’s suite of services a 15% savings on monthly and yearly service plans for the next five years using PROMO CODE: PRIVACY.

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