Ransomware Attackers May Target Industrial Machines Soon

Government officials and some internet security researchers have been saying for quite some time now that the nation’s (and the world’s) core infrastructure is at risk. Some examples include the flow of water into cities, the flow of electricity, and the traffic lights that keep city streets relatively organized. All of these depend on the reliable function of Industrial Control …

Some US Mercedes Customers Likely Hit With Data Breach

Do you own, or have you recently test-driven a Mercedes? If so, or if you’ve created an account on their website for some other purpose, be advised that the company recently disclosed that they had been hacked. They say that the attackers made off with personal and financial information belonging to more than 1.6 million account holders. Based on the …

ChaiChi Malware Is Spreading Ransomware In The Education Sector

If your business has regular dealings with the Education sector of the market, be aware that the PYSA ransomware gang has a new trick up their sleeves. Recently, they’ve been using a RAT called ChaChi to create back doors in a wide range of education-oriented organizations and steal data or mass lock files with ransomware then try to extort those …

Some TurboTax Accounts Were Hacked Due To Poor Passwords

Hackers around the world have been busy this year, with Intuit being the latest company to fall victim to their attacks. The TurboTax company recently announced that their network was breached following a series of account takeover attacks, and that as a consequence, an undisclosed number of Turbo Tax customers had their personal data compromised. The company stressed that this …

Over 3 Million Affected By Volkswagen Group Data Breach

The Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), a subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group, recently disclosed a large scale data breach that exposed the personal data of more than three million VW customers. The incident came about because between August of 2019 and May of 2021, one of VWGoA’s vendors left unsecured data exposed on the internet. The company was notified …

Data Breach Hits McDonalds In US And Other Countries

McDonalds is the latest major corporation to fall victim to a hacking attack. The fast-food giant does business in more than 100 countries and has nearly 40,000 locations globally with more than 14,000 in the United States alone. Recently, they disclosed that hackers found a way into their network and stole information belonging to both employees and customers in the …

Bose Is Latest Company To Have Employee Data Breached

Bose is the latest in an unending parade of major companies to disclose that they’ve been the victim of a ransomware attack. In the company’s breach notification letter, they indicated that they first detected the incursion on March 7th, 2021, with the attack itself having occurred on April 29th. Additionally, as is quite common in these cases, the company indicated …

Massive Data Leak Affects More Than 100M Android Users

If you own an Android smart device, be advised there has been a data leak. Security researchers at Check Point have recently discovered a massive data leak that left an assortment of personal data for more than 100 million Android users exposed. The data was found in unprotected databases used by a total of 23 different popular apps, some of …

Large Insurance Company Geico Suffers Data Breach

Geico, the second largest insurance carrier in the US, recently became the latest high-profile company to suffer a data breach in the United States. The company is the second largest auto insurance carrier in the US, with more than 17 million policies in effect, covering more than 28 million vehicles around the country. Based on the results of the ongoing …

Hackers Might Guess Your Passwords Easier Than You Thought

Password security has long been a thorn in the side of IT Security Professionals. It’s easy enough to understand why. Passwords are inconvenient from the perspective of users, which is why they tend to keep them as simple as possible, so they can remember them. On the other hand, IT Security staff keeps warning users that if they use passwords …