Category Archives: Breach Reports

Lapsus$: The teenager-run cybercriminal gang targeting Fortune 500 companies.

Earlier this week, IT giant Microsoft and identity management firm Okta reported that their organizations had suffered data breaches from Lapsus$. Lapsus$ is a relatively new hacking group, with indications of their activity being first reported against Samsung and NVIDIA at the end of 2021. The hacking group announced a Telegram channel on March 22nd, […]
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Log4J: The Minecraft found, Java fueled nightmare.

On December 9th, the greater information security community had its world turned upside down when a newly uncovered zero-day vulnerability was found in Apache’s Java logging library Log4J. Within hours of this news, every major software company was in disaster mode, attempting to determine how their products were affected and how to fix a patch […]
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Ransomware Attack: How it happened and what this means.

Last week, millions of television viewers were shocked when a nationwide shutdown occurred, targeting local television stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair is one of the largest telecommunications conglomerates in the country, owning 294 stations and covering 100 different markets, giving them about 40% coverage of all American households. Sinclair acknowledged the breach last […]
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NEW Cooperative Ransomware Attack: How it happened and what this means.

Over the weekend, NEW Cooperative Inc., a Fort Dodge, Iowa-based agricultural services firm was crippled by a ransomware attack. The outside threat group BlackMatter has stated that they are responsible for this attack and have demanded a ransom of $5.9 million to release the data they have locked. BlacMatter released additional information detailing that the […]
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T-Mobile Data Breach: What Happened and What We Do Next.

Telecommunications company T-Mobile reported Monday that they are investigating the specifics of a data breach that hackers claim may have leaked the personally identifiable information (PII) of over 100 million customers. The majority of the data is said to contain social security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, security PINs, and other sensitive information unique to […]
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Kaseya Ransomware Attack: How it happened and the implications.

While many Americans began to prepare for the Fourth of July weekend, software development company Kaseya found themselves on the wrong end of a $70 million ransomware nightmare. For those unaware, Kaseya produces software and products used by Managed Service Providers to monitor and manage technology environments at scale. On Friday July 2nd, Fred Voccola, […]
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Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack: What happened and how we move forward.

Americans on the East Coast have found themselves on the wrong end of one of the most impactful ransomware attacks this country has ever seen. The FBI reported earlier this week that a group known as DarkSide has claimed responsibility for an attack that caused the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. On Friday, May 7th, Colonial announced that they had halted […]
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Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (April 13th, 2021)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week 533 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Identifiable Information Leaked Online Fleecware Apps Accumulate $400M in Revenue How can Netizen help? Phish Tale of the Week Phishing attempts can often target specific groups that can be exploited by malicious actors. In this instance, we see a phishing scam targeting unsuspecting JPMorgan […]
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Microsoft Exchange Hack: What happened and what we learned.

On March 2nd 2021, tech giant Microsoft announced that they had uncovered major vulnerabilities in their popular mail server Microsoft Exchange. In a later statement, Microsoft announced that a Chinese-backed group known as Hafnium had begun exploiting these vulnerabilities which lead to an immediate response from Microsoft to warn all Exchange users. Shortly after this […]
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Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (March 12th, 2021)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week U.S issues warning after Microsoft says China hacked its mail server program Ransomware as a service is the new big problem for business How can Netizen help? Phish Tale of the Week Phishing attempts can often target specific groups that can be exploited by malicious actors. In this instance, […]
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