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New Wave of Supply Chain Cyber Attacks Expected

Throughout April, Shanghai and other major cities in China have been on lockdown due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Along with the ongoing war in Ukraine, these lockdowns have drastically impacted supply chains for industries around the world. We expect to see another wave of supply chain-related phishing and social engineering attacks. Cybercriminals could use this news to spoof shipping delay …

Large Company Snap-On Tools Recently Hit By Data Breach

If you have any tools in your garage, odds are good that at least a few of them are Snap-on tools.  The brand is ubiquitous in the United States and the company is one of the leading manufacturers globally. They sell under a variety of different brand names and some of them you may not have heard of. Their brands …

Millions Of Cash App Users Had Their Data Breached

Do you use the popular smartphone app “Cash App?”  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  It is wildly popular and used by millions of people around the world. As one of the most wildly popular things on the web, that has made it a target. Cash App was formerly known as Square. Recently, they submitted a filing to the SEC …

QR Code Cybercrime

Scanning A QR Code Could Lead To A Cyberscam

When you think of cybercrime, you probably focus on threats that invade your space while you’re actively online. But QR codes—and the smartphones that scan them—make it easy for bad guys to invade your privacy from objects in your offline, real-life world. Posters, flyers, and stickers with QR codes are all potential vectors for a cyberattack. Scanning one with your …

Data Breach Announced At Popular Photo Site Shutterfly

Online photography platform Shutterfly is the latest high-profile company to fall victim to a hacking attack.  The company recently disclosed that in December of last year (2021) they were targeted by the Conti gang, who successfully breached their system and initiated a ransomware attack. The company’s breach notification statement was sent to impacted users and filed with the California Attorney …

Automotive Part Maker Denso Is Latest To Have Data Breached

The automotive parts giant named DENSO is the latest corporation to fall victim to a hacking attack.  The company has offices all over the world and supplies parts to brands including General Motors, Fiat, Volvo, Toyota, and others. Collectively the company and its subsidiaries employ more than 160,000 people and boasts revenues of more than $44 billion USD (in 2021). …

Hackers Get Source Code During Data Breach At Samsung

Samsung’s corporate network was breached recently.  That’s bad news all by itself. The company has recently confirmed that in addition to the confidential customer information that was stolen, the hackers also made off with the source code for the software used in the company’s Galaxy smartphones. The hackers responsible for the attack call themselves “Lapsus$.”  Not long after their attack, …

People Are Still Not Using Secure Passwords Despite Warnings

It’s 2022 and after years of warning people repeatedly about the dangers of using the same old passwords and using the same password across multiple websites, you would think this would get better. You would think we’d have that problem solved and there would be one less network security risk to worry about. Unfortunately, if you think that you would …

Network Security Breach Confirmed At Nvidia

Nvidia joined the seemingly unending parade of major corporations to fall victim of a hacking attack.  Recently, a group of hackers calling itself “Lapsus$” began sharing details about the incident and the damage that it caused. Nvidia confirmed the attack. Nvidia released a formal statement which reads in part as follows: “On February 23, 2022, NVIDIA became aware of a …

Employee Information Was Leaked At Cookware Company Meyer

Meyer Corporation is a California-based company and a giant in the cookware industry. Meyer is the latest victim in a seemingly never-ending parade of hacking attacks. The full extent of the attack has not yet been disclosed because an investigation into the matter is ongoing. However, we do know at this point that the attackers made off with at least …