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Hackers Use Powerpoint (.PPT) files for Triggered ‘MouseOver’ Malware Delivery Attack

Hackers believed to work for Russia have started using a new code execution technique that relies on mouse movement in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to trigger a malicious PowerShell script. No malicious macro is necessary for the malicious code to execute and download the payload, for a more insidious attack.  A report from threat intelligence company …

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Uber Hack

Uber Hacked by 18-Year-Old, Claiming the Company Has Weak Security

What Happened Uber discovered its computer network had been breached on Thursday, leading the company to take several of its internal communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated the extent of the hack.  The breach appeared to have compromised many of Uber’s internal systems, and a person claiming responsibility for the hack sent images …

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Ransomware

Three Iranian Nationals Charged with Hacking New Jersey Targets

What Happened The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment Sept. 14 charging three Iranian nationals with allegedly running a massive, global ransomware operation that hacked into the computer networks of multiple U.S. victims, including several in the Garden State. The indictment charges Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi Aghda and Amir Hossein Nickaein Ravari of engaging …

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Top Cybersecurity Breaches - 2021

2021: Top Cybersecurity Data Breaches – The Year in Review

*Alert*: Sniper Watch C3 – Inadequate cybersecurity posture continues to be a major leading cause to continued data breaches, disruption, and dismantling of corporate operations. In 2021, thousands of new cybersecurity incidents have been recorded and cyberattacks are continuing to rise.  Cybersecurity insurance premiums are skyrocketing and most organizations are not properly protected from these …

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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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