SolarWinds Hackers Continue to Hit Technology Companies, Says Microsoft

Robert McMillan and Dustin Volz report: The Russia-linked hackers behind last year’s compromise of a wide swath of the U.S. government and scores of private companies, including SolarWinds Corp. have stepped up their attacks in recent months, breaking into technology companies in an effort to steal sensitive information, cybersecurity experts said. In a campaign that...

Data breach leads to £10k fine for Scottish charity

Graham Martin reports: A prominent Scottish charity has been fined £10,000 for a data protection breach. The action was taken after HIV Scotland sent out an email containing the personal details of dozens of people. The breach involved an email to 105 people, including patient advocates representing people living in Scotland with HIV. Read...

In: IPO-bound unicorn MobiKwik under RBI scanner for data breach

Debangana Ghosh reports on an incident involving a claimed Mobikwik breach that this site covered a number of times. The alleged data breach of 3.5 million users at IPO-bound fintech unicorn MobiKwik is under RBI’s scanner. The company has submitted a forensic audit report detailing the data breach, the RBI said in response to...

A Rare Win in the Cat-and-Mouse Game of Ransomware

Nicole Perlroth reports: In a year rife with ransomware attacks, when cybercriminals have held the data of police departments, grocery and pharmacy chains, hospitals, pipelines and water treatment plants hostage with computer code, it was a win, rare in the scale of its success. For months, a team of security experts raced to help victims of a high-profile ransomware group quietly...

Hacker sells the data for millions of Moscow drivers for $800

Bill Toulas reports: Hackers are selling a stolen database containing 50 million records of Moscow driver data on an underground forum for only $800. According to Russian media outlets that purchased the database, the data appears to be valid and contains records collected between 2006 and 2019 Russian news publisher Kommersant called a small sample of the...

Pakistani agents hack Sambalpur University website

WCE3 reports: In a shocking incident, some Pakistani agents reportedly hacked the official website of Sambalpur University in Odisha today. According to reports, the University’s website’s page ‘grievance.suniv.ac.in’ was hacked by the agents who wrote ‘hacked by Devil Killer.’ Hacking of the website came to the fore as some students were using it for...

UK: Tesco website hacked and down for second day

Claire Gordon reports: One of the UK’s biggest supermarkets has been hit by hackers leaving its website and shopping app offline. The Tesco website is hacked and showing an error message for the second day running leaving people unable to fill their virtual trolleys, book delivery slots or amend existing orders. A spokesperson for...

Swiss exhibitions organizer MCH Group hit by cyber-attack

Emma Woollacott reports: Swiss events organizer and marketing company MCH Group was hit by a malware attack on Wednesday (October 20), and says it is working to get systems up and running again. The company has more than 700 employees and runs around 90 exhibitions, including the Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong...

Tech Etch notifying employees of August ransomware incident

Today’s reminder that a business may also have a health plan for employees with protected health information. PLYMOUTH, Mass., Oct. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Tech Etch, a trusted provider of critical components specializing in manufacturing precision-engineered thin metal components, flexible printed circuits, and EMI/RFI shielding, announced today that it will begin notifying current and former employees whose...

SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Publishers) hit by ransomware; threat actors claim they were in the network for 6 months

If you are interested in ransomware attacks or other attacks on Italian entities, you should bookmark SuspectFile.com.  Marco A. De Felice generally publishes in Italian, but machine translations are usually very clear — and if there is something you don’t understand, Marco is happy to explain how things work in Italy if you hit...