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Ransomware Roundup

June 24th - 28th, 2024

Neiman Marcus Data Breach Compromises Personal Information of 64,000

A hacker compromised a cloud database platform (Snowflake) used by Neiman Marcus, allowing unauthorized access. Names, contact information, dates of birth, and some gift card numbers (without PINs) were exposed. This breach impacted approximately 64,472 customers. Read more

Evolve Bank Data Breach Confirmed After LockBit Ransomware Attack

Evolve Bank was hit by a ransomware attack in late May 2024, likely through a phishing email. The LockBit ransomware group claimed responsibility and leaked data on the dark web after the bank refused to pay. While financial credentials seem secure, the leaked data may include names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information. Read more

Jollibee Data Breach Affects 32 Million Customers

Fast food giant Jollibee is investigating reports of a data breach involving its delivery systems, acknowledged to have affected 32 million customers. Cybersecurity group Deep Web Konek reported the personal details of customers, including names, addresses, phone numbers and order history, were being sold online. Jollibee said it was taking the matter seriously to understand the full scope but e-commerce systems were unaffected. Read more

The Ascension Hack: How an Honest Mistake of an Employee Resulted in One of The Biggest Data Breaches

Ascension's investigation into their major ransomware attack in May revealed it started with an employee downloading a seemingly legitimate but malicious file. It impacted systems like MyChart and disrupted operations. Attackers accessed 7 servers where PHI and PII may have been stolen. The Black Basta ransomware gang is believed responsible for this incident. Read more

Breaking for Ransom: Can the Automotive Industry Outrun Ransomware Threats?

The recent ransomware attack on CDK Global highlighted the devastating impact such incidents can have on automotive dealerships and the entire industry supply chain. With over 15,000 stores locked out of essential systems, the disruption rippled across North America. To learn more about ransomware threats, techniques used, and best practices for prevention and mitigation, read our full blog examining the vulnerabilities within the automotive sector and steps businesses can take to strengthen their cyber defenses. Read more

Truist Bank Data Breach Confirmed After Data Shows Up On Hacking Forums

Banking giant Truist confirmed experiencing a cybersecurity attack in October 2023 after stolen data, including details of 65,000 employees and account information, surfaced online for sale. An investigation found no evidence of fraud or links to other incidents like the Snowflake compromises. Additional customers were notified based on new information. Read more

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Ransomware Roundup

June 17th - 21st, 2024

Apple Data Breach Claimed by IntelBroker: Internal Source Codes May Have Been Leaked

The hacker collective IntelBroker alleges a major data breach at Apple involving internal source codes. IntelBroker published authentication, teamwork and processes codes, which if real, may undermine Apple's security by exposing flaws and putting staff information at risk. Apple has yet to confirm the breach. Read more

AMD Data Breach: Intelbroker Infiltrates AMD Again and Releases Sensitive Data

The group Intelbroker claims to have infiltrated extensive AMD resources including unreleased products, source code, employee and customer information in a major computer intrusion. As Intelbroker is experienced in targeting other tech firms, the stolen AMD materials could potentially enable industrial spying, ransom demands or broader geopolitical goals if disclosed. AMD is investigating the validity and scope of the reported security incident. Read more

CDK Cyberattack: 15000 US Car Dealerships Disrupted

CDK Global, a leader in automotive dealership management platforms, underwent a major cyber attack on June 19th that forced the shutdown of essential operations for thousands of vehicle sellers across America. The digital incident disrupted activities such as sales, repairs and inventory management, pushing many to temporary manual workarounds during ongoing recovery efforts from an unspecified cybersecurity event. Read more

Kaspersky Antivirus Software Banned in the US Over National Security Concerns

The Biden administration will prohibit the purchase and distribution of Kaspersky antivirus software nationwide by September 2024 due to persisting national security concerns regarding the company's reported connections to Russia. While Kaspersky rejects wrongdoing, the US is uneasy about potential surveillance of American networks and data retrieval capabilities that could be leveraged by Moscow. The ban will significantly impact organizations and individuals transitioning protection options. Read more

Qilin (Agenda) Ransomware: Threats, Techniques, and Prevention

Qilin (Agenda) ransomware, responsible for the recent London hospitals cyberattack, is a relatively new ransomware strain written in advanced programming languages like Golang and Rust. It leverages techniques like double extortion, encryption customization, and critical system targeting to severely disrupt operations. In this blog, explore this cyberthreat in detail, learn the techniques it uses to infiltrate enterprise networks, and how to stop it. Read more

Maxicare Philippines Data Breach: Personal Records of Thousands of Members Exposed

Maxicare Health, a prominent insurance organization in the Philippines, reported over 13,000 customer records were exposed after a third-party homecare service experienced a cybersecurity incident. While medical particulars were safe, private identifiers like names, emails, addresses and bookings became compromised putting member privacy at risk without consent. Read more

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Ransomware Roundup

June 3rd - 7th, 2024

Synnovis Cyber Attack Impacts London Hospitals

Ransomware disrupted UK pathology provider Synnovis' IT systems, temporarily delaying blood test results for major London hospitals served by the company. The outage posed risks for trauma patients needing urgent transfusions. Cyber agencies assisted hospitals to minimize patient care disruptions from the security breach however the scale of the impact is huge. Read more

Massive Snowflake Cyberattack Exposes Auto Parts Customer Data

Hackers claim stealing 380 million customer records from Advance Auto Parts stored in Snowflake accounts. Data includes names, addresses, orders, payments. Data is now sold online though Snowflake denies system vulnerabilities, it admits that some accounts were breached using stolen employee login credentials. Read more

PandaBuy Data Breach Exposes Customer Data Putting Users at Risk of Fraud

Criminals exploited a vulnerability in April to access the popular e-commerce platform PandaBuy's customer database and servers, extracting over 310,000 users' profiles with personal and financial details. The stolen data remains for sale while experts warn of identity theft and phishing risks for affected users. Read more

FBCS Debt Collector Data Breach Impacts Over 3 Million Americans, FBCS Faces Multiple Lawsuits

In February, debt collector FBCS suffered a breach compromising sensitive information of over 3.2 million Americans, but the company took over two months to begin notifying victims. At least 14 resulting lawsuits allege failures in protecting consumer data and complying with timely breach disclosure laws. Read more

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While the 3-2-1 backup rule has long served as the gold standard for data protection, modern threats require expanding this approach. With rampant ransomware incidents, the 3-2-1 rule alone may no longer provide adequate defense for your valuable information. To truly safeguard your data, additional layers of immutability and monitoring are essential. Learn how Veeam ONE v12 builds upon the 3-2-1 standard with powerful features like immutable backups and activity tracking. Read more

Snowflake Data Breach Linked to Satander and Ticketmaster Breaches

Investigations traced unauthorized access of data at multiple companies, including breaches impacting Ticketmaster and Santander Bank, back to theft of customer records stored with cloud provider Snowflake. One hacker claimed to have stolen hundreds of accounts after accessing some through pilfered credentials. Read more

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