A group of hackers dubbed Stormous is claiming to have caused a data breach at Coca-Cola Co. and is offering confidential data for the equivalent of about $64,000 in bitcoin but cybersecurity experts are casting doubt on the claim.
In spring of 2020, cybercriminals infiltrated the computer networks of Blackbaud, a South Carolina-based cloud-computing provider. Once in Blackbaud’s system, cybercriminals copied the data of a number of individuals and held it for ransom. The targets of the attack were not direct customers of Blackbaud, but rather were individuals who had provided their data to companies, which in turn contracted with Blackbaud to manage that data. Even so, Blackbaud paid the ransom to the cybercriminals on the condition that the cybercriminals immediately and permanently destroy all copied data.
Group-IB carried out a deep dive into exposed digital assets discovered in 2021. During the research, the attack surface management team analyzed instances hosting internet-facing databases.
On April 15, 2022, PlanMember Securities Corporation (“PlanMember”) reported a data breach to the California Attorney General’s Office. According to PlanMember, on February 17, 2022 criminal actors illegally gained access to a company executive’s email account and impersonated him, attempting to steal funds.
Britain’s computerised army recruitment system has been closed for most of the war in Ukraine after candidate data was compromised in a possible hack, prompting alarmed officials to suspend its operations.
A new report from Comcast Business indicates 2021 was another record-breaking year for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. 9.84 million DDoS attacks were reported in 2021, which is a 14% increase from 2019, although slightly lower than the previous year when 10.1 million attacks were reported.
The agreement covers a class of nearly 22 million customers affected by the 2019 incident.
Adaptive Health Integrations, a Williston, N.D.-based company providing healthcare billing services, suffered a breach in October that exposed 510,574 individuals’ data.
Most surveyed healthcare organizations admitted that third-party risk management and compliance efforts could use some improvement, Kiteworks found.
Okta’s investigation into Lapsus$ breach of its systems via a Sitel workstation has concluded that the impact was significantly less than the maximum potential.