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Canadian airplane manufacturer suffers cybersecurity breach

Canadian airplane manufacturer, Bombardier has announced that it recently suffered a limited cybersecurity breach. An initial investigation revealed that an unauthorized party accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application, which was running on purpose-built servers isolated from the main Bombardier IT network. In accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and […]

TrickBot emerges as UAE’s top malware threat

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its latest UAE Threat Index for January 2021. Researchers found that banking trojan Trickbot impacted 7% of organisations in the UAE, while the EMOTET trojan which has remained in first place in the top […]

Covid-19 makes UK manufacturers prime targets for cybercriminals

The on-going pandemic has created a series of emergencies for UK manufacturers. A combination of rapidly implemented remote working, together with reduced staffing, closures and supply chain disruption led to lost revenue and productivity, with security neglected as business leaders sought to fight the most visibly pressing issues first. More than half (58%) of manufacturing […]

Leading crane manufacturer, Palfinger, suffers cyberattack

Leading crane and lifting manufacturer, Palfinger, has been targeted in a cyberattack that disrupted IT systems and business operations. The company is based in Austria with over 11,000 employees in over 35 locations, generating €1.75 billion in revenue for 2019. Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks, said: “In the manufacturing business, time is money, so the disruption of Palfinger’s […]

Australia’s securities regulator says server hit by cybersecurity breach

Australia’s securities regulator has confirmed a cybersecurity breach at a server it used to transfer files including credit licence applications where some information may have been viewed. Australia’s securities regulator has confirmed a cybersecurity breach at a server it used to transfer files including credit licence applications where some information may have been viewed. The […]

Hackney Council files leaked online after cyberattack

A cybercriminal group has posted what it claims are documents stolen from Hackney Council in a ransomware attack which took place last year. The council in East London was hit by what it described as a ‘serious cyberattack’ in October. It reported itself to the data watchdog due to the risk criminals accessed staff and residents’ data.  The […]

COVID vaccine scam – Police issue urgent warning as Britons targeted by fake jabs text

With cases of COVID-19 increasing across the UK and with the country now plunged into yet another lockdown, the most vulnerable to this devastating virus are desperately waiting to receive the newly approved Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines. Sadly, it appears that cybercriminals are now preying on people who believe they are next in line to […]

IBM detects calculated hack on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

IBM has reported that the organisations involved in the COVID-19 vaccinations supply chain have been targeted by calculated cyberattacks. According to IBM’s analysis, the targeted attack began in September 2020 and spanned across six countries. Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting at Darktrace, commented: “2020 has seen an increase in digital supply chain attacks of […]

Amazon sacks insiders over data leak

It has come to light that Amazon has fired employees responsible for a customer data leak. Amazon sent out an email announcement to affected customers following the incident, which read: “We are writing to let you know that your email address was disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third-party in violation of our policies. As […]

Ticketmaster UK Limited fined for failing to protect customers’ payment details

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25 million for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure.     The ICO found that the company failed to put appropriate security measures in place in 2018 to prevent a cyberattack on a chatbot installed on its online payment page. Ticketmaster’s failure to protect […]

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