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Happy Labor Day - Maintain High Alert of Cyberattacks to Emerge

Happy Labor Day: Maintain High Alert of Cyberattacks to Emerge

Sniper Watch and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns businesses of all sizes to be mindful of risky behaviors that leave networks exposed to cyberattacks – and should be addressed immediately! Summary: Unsupported Software & Applications Single-Factor Authentication – Credential Theft End of Life | End of Support Software Using unsupported software, allowing …

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Ransomware as a Service

Accenture, Large Technology Consulting Giant, Hit With LockBit Ransomware

What Happened Cybercriminals have breached Accenture in an apparent ransomware attack but the global consulting giant says the incident was immediately contained with no impact on it or its systems. The LockBit ransomware gang announced the attack Tuesday night on its dark web leak site, setting a deadline of Thursday evening for payment. Accenture said …

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Tokyo 2020 Data Breach

Tokyo 2020 Hit by Data Breach

Attack The user names and passwords of Tokyo 2020 ticket holders and event volunteers were reportedly compromised, but government official claims the data leak was not large.  The official told Kyodo news agency on condition of anonymity that the stolen credentials could be used to log on to websites for volunteers and ticket holders, compromising …

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Guess Ransomware Attack

Guess Confirms Ransomware Attack and Data Breach

Clothing retailer Guess suffered a ransomware attack and data breach earlier this year that exposed personal information for an unspecified number of individuals. As Bleeping Computer first reported, citing a data breach notification letter issued by Guess to 1,304 affected Maine residents, Guess says criminal hackers accessed its systems from approximately Feb. 2 to Feb. 23 and that the …

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Kaseya MSP Cyber Attack

Major MSP & Supply Chain Hit with Ransomware Affecting 40,000+ Companies

Kaseya, an IT solutions developer for MSPs and enterprise clients, announced that it had become the victim of a cyberattack on July 2, over the American Independence Day weekend. It appears that attackers have carried out a supply chain ransomware attack by leveraging a vulnerability in Kaseya’s VSA software against multiple managed service providers (MSP) …

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Biometrics Mandates Enforced

New York City Enacts Biometrics Law for Food & Drink Establishments, Entertainment Venues, and Retail Stores

New York City’s Biometric Identifier Information Law goes into effect on July 9. The law applies to food and drink establishments, places of entertainment, and retail stores in New York City that collect, retain, convert, store, or share biometric identifier information (e.g., retina or iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, and hand scans) from customers. According to the …

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LinkedIn Data Breach

700 Million LinkedIn User’s Data Collected by Hackers

Collected data makes it easier for spammers, phishers and stalkers Data scraped from about 700 million LinkedIn profiles — more than 90% of the entire declared LinkedIn member base — is being offered for sale in an online cybercrime marketplace. The data includes full names, workplace email addresses, dates of birth, workplace addresses, mobile phone …

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Cryptomining

Fileless Malware on the Rise, Hackers Now Cryptomining Gamers’ PCs

The value of cryptocurrencies has fluctuated wildly, but the value is still high enough to garner a lot of attention, both legitimate and malicious. Most of the malicious activity we see is done for financial gain, and cryptocurrencies have provided attackers with a lucrative new avenue to pursue: cryptocurrency mining. Over the past year, we …

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Malware Skyrockets to 74%

In 2021, Zero Day Malware Attacks Skyrocket to 74% of All Discovered Attacks

In the first quarter of 2021, 74% of malware threats detected were known to be Zero Day Attacks – meaning an attack sequence in which a signature-based antivirus identifier was not present at the time of the infection. In early 2021, it was the highest level of Zero Day Malware Detections ever recorded.  Organizations must …

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Cyber Attack on Worlds Largest Meat Supplier Skyrockets Prices

United States-based food processing company JBS USA has confirmed falling victim to a cyber attack, with the aftermath affecting its North American and Australian systems. “On Sunday, May 30, JBS USA determined that it was the target of an organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems,” …

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