Accellion Hack Causes Jones Day Law Firm’s Data Breach

Author(s):

Felecia Woodard, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

On February 13, 2021, DataBreaches.net reported Clop ransomware hackers recently posted redacted sensitive files from Jones Day Law Firm on the dark web.  Jones Day Law Firm is the tenth largest law firm in the United States. The hackers claim to have 100GB of data which they obtained by hacking into the Jones Day Law … Read more

FBI Called After Oldsmar Water Hack

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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On February 8, 2021, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, Florida gave a press conference surrounding the unlawful intrusion (hack) into the City of Oldsmar’s water plant treatment system (which had taken place on February 5, 2021). The hacker took remote control of one of the Plants’ operator’s machine. After that it took merely minutes … Read more

OpenWrt Forum Admin Account Suffers Data Breach

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

OpenWrt

OpenWrt, an open-source project that provides accessible, publicly licensed firmware that users can manipulate and modify, disclosed a breach occurring on January 16th, 2021. The breach involved a third-party user accessing an administrator’s account on the OpenWRT forum. According to a statement released on the forum, entitled “Security notice – Site break-in on 16-Jan-2021”, “The … Read more

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data Leaked by Hackers

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Breach

Following the unceremonious cyberattack on the European Medicines Agency, cybercriminals have leaked Covid-19 vaccination data from Pfizer and BioNTech. The EMA is a decentralized agency related to the European Union. They are responsible for both reviewing and approving vaccines before distribution. They are also the sole force in monitoring and evaluating these medicines. On the … Read more

Multinational Corporation Kawasaki Heavy Industries Hit With Data Breach

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, a multinational corporation mostly known for motorcycle, engine, and aerospace/defense manufacturing, was hit with a data breach. The breach shows that multiple overseas offices were subject to “unauthorized access”. Kawasaki confirms in a news release entitled “Concerning Unauthorized Access to Kawasaki Group” that the threat is suspected to be from outside the … Read more

Ransomware Hits Baltimore County Public Schools

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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The Baltimore County Public School system has announced a cancelling of classes this morning. This was after an attack shut down school systems. This morning, at 9:11 AM, spokesman Mychael Dickerson confirmed on Twitter that Baltimore Country Public Schools was confirmed as the victim of a ransomware related cyber attack. “This caused systemic interruption to … Read more

Albion Online Game Suffers Data Breach

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Kid playing online game Albion

On Saturday, October 17th, the online team of the free medieval fantasy MMORPG, Albion, revealed a data breach. According to the blog post on Albion’s forum, a bad actor gained access to parts of the user database. These forum user profiles included email addresses. In addition to the emails, the malicious actor also found encrypted passwords. “These … Read more

Shopify Reveals Data Breach, Blames “Rouge” Employees

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Shopify

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify has announced a data breach affecting less than 200 of their customers. In a blog post entitled “Incident Update,” Shopify reveals that the breach was caused by two rouge members of their support team. Apparently, they were conducting a scheme to rip off customers by grabbing their transaction records. Shopify has … Read more

VA Hit With Breach Exposing Personal Data of 46,000 Veterans.

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a data breach jeopardizing the personal information of around 46,000 Veterans. In a statement released on Monday, the VA explains that the Financial Services Center (FSC) found an online application for Veteran’s medical treatment to be the entry point for hackers. According to the statement, “The FSC took … Read more

SANS Institute Suffers Data Breach as a Result of Phishing Attack

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

SANS Phishing, fish hook grabbing key on keyboard

The Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, otherwise known as the SANS Institute, suffered a data breach resulting the loss of 28,000 items of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The data breach was a direct result a single employee who fell victim to a phishing attack. The Maryland-based SANS Institute has a reputation for their highly regarded … Read more