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Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department hit by cyberattack

It has been reported that Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department was hit by a cyberattack, according to the Treasury Board of Canada. The hack of Global Affairs Canada, the government entity responsible for diplomatic and global relations, occurred on January 19, according to a statement provided by the Treasury Board. As a result of the attack, some access to […]

Red Cross hit by cyberattack exposing data of over 515,000 people

Red Cross has been hit by a cyberattack that has exposed over 515,000 vulnerable people’s data, forcing the organisation to shut down systems and operations. The attack compromised personal data and confidential information on more than 515,000 highly vulnerable people, including those separated from their families due to conflict, migration and disaster, missing persons and […]

DHS warns Russia could launch cyberattack on US

It has been reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that Russia may pursue a cyberattack against the US as tensions escalate over Moscow’s build-up of forces near the border with Ukraine. The DHS bulletin outlined that Russia could launch such an attack if it perceived any US or NATO response to be […]

Fashion designer, Moncler, suffers data breach after ransomware attack

It has been reported that Italian luxury fashion giant, Moncler, has suffered a data breach after files were stolen by the AlphV/BlackCat ransomware operation in December and published on the Dark Web. The attack unfolded in the final week of 2021 when the luxury fashion brand announced an interruption in its IT services but assured that the attack would […]

Spar cyberattack hits more than 300 convenience stores

It has been reported that Spar, a leading UK convenience store, has experienced a cyberattack which hit more than 300 convenience stores across the north of England. Some stores have been forced to close their doors. Shops are not taking card payments, with those remaining open taking cash only. The National Cyber Security Centre and […]

ICO issues provisional view to fine Clearview AI Inc over £17 million

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced its provisional intent to impose a potential fine of just over £17 million on Clearview AI Inc – a company that describes itself as the ‘World’s Largest Facial Network’. In addition, the ICO has issued a provisional notice to stop further processing of the personal data of people […]

Panasonic becomes latest victim of data breach

It has been reported that Japanese consumer electronics giant, Panasonic, has disclosed a security breach wherein an unauthorised third-party broke into its network and potentially accessed data from one of its file servers.  ‘As the result of an internal investigation, it was determined that some data on a file server had been accessed during the […]

Nordic Choice Hotels hit by Conti ransomware

Nordic Choice Hotels, one of the Nordic region’s largest hotel chains, has confirmed it was the target of a cyberattack on its systems from the Conti ransomware group. The incident primarily impacts the hotel’s guest reservation and room key card systems. Although there is no indication of passwords or payment information being affected, information pertaining to […]

Medical software firm urges password resets after ransomware attack

Medatixx, a German medical software vendor whose products are used in over 21,000 health institutions, urges customers to change their application passwords following a ransomware attack that has severely impaired its entire operations. The firm clarified that the impact has not reached clients and is limited to its internal IT systems and shouldn’t affect any of […]

Costco discloses data breach after finding credit card skimmer

Costco Wholesale Corporation has warned customers in notification letters that their payment card information might have been stolen while recently shopping at one of its stores. The retail giant (also known as Costco Wholesale and Costco) is an American multinational that operates a large chain of membership-only retail stores, the fifth-largest retailer worldwide, and the 10th largest corporation in the US by […]

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