News – June 2023

  • Thousands of Aer Lingus staff data stolen in ransomware attack

    June 7, 2023

    A Russia-linked ransomware gang responsible for a global cyber attack that has led to 5,000 Aer Lingus staff having their data stolen may have acquired enough information for identity theft, a leading cybercrime expert has warned. US company Progress Software revealed last week hackers had found a way to compromise the MOVEit Transfer software which is ...

  • Adversaries increasingly using vendor and contractor accounts to infiltrate networks

    June 6, 2023

    The software supply chain has become a key security focus for many organizations, but the risks associated with supply chain attacks are often misunderstood. High-profile incidents like those reported by 3CX and MSI routinely grab headlines, continuing a trajectory of big-name security events that involve one specific aspect of the supply chain – software. Successful software-focused ...

  • CISA and Partners Release Joint Guide to Securing Remote Access Software

    June 6, 2023

    Today, CISA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Security Agency (NSA), Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) released the Guide to Securing Remote Access Software. This new joint guide is the result of a collaborative effort to provide an overview of legitimate uses of remote access software, ...

  • At least 100,000 Nova Scotians affected by cyber theft of government employee files

    June 6, 2023

    Cyber-criminals made off with the personal and banking information of at least 100,000 Nova Scotians last week, before the Nova Scotia government secured a file transfer service that had been breached as part of a global attack on MOVEit. Nova Scotia’s Minister of Cyber Security and Digital Service Colton LeBlanc provided that number Tuesday as part ...

  • CISA Releases Two Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    June 6, 2023

    CISA released two Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on June 6, 2023. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. ICSA-23-157-01 Delta Electronics CNCSoft-B DOPSoft Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency  

  • Cloud misconfiguration causes massive data breach at Toyota Motor

    June 6, 2023

    Japanese automaker Toyota Motor said approximately 260,000 customers’ data was exposed online due to a misconfigured cloud environment. Along with customers in Japan, data of certain customers in Asia and Oceania was also exposed. Toyota Motor has implemented measures to block access to the data from the outside and is investigating the matter including all cloud ...

  • Spanish Globalcaja bank confirms ransomware attack

    June 5, 2023

    A prominent Spanish bank has confirmed that it is dealing with a ransomware attack that has impacted multiple branches. On Friday, Globalcaja issued a statement assuring customers that the incident has not impacted its entities’ operations, and that electronic banking and ATM services are still functioning. Read more… Source: Computing News  

  • Microsoft says Clop ransomware gang is behind MOVEit mass-hacks, as first victims come forward

    June 5, 2023

    Security researchers have linked to the notorious Clop ransomware gang a new wave of mass-hacks targeting a popular file transfer tool, as the first victims of the attacks begin to come forward. It was revealed last week that hackers are exploiting a newly discovered vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer, a file-transfer tool widely used by enterprises to ...

  • Android apps with 30 million downloads contain SpinOk Android malware — delete these now

    June 5, 2023

    Following the discovery that over a hundred Android apps with 400 million combined downloads actually contained the SpinOk malware, security researchers have now found that an additional 92 apps are also affected. For those unaware, SpinOk is a spyware module that was being distributed as a software development kit (SDK) for advertisers. First discovered by the ...

  • British Airways, Boots staff data compromised by payroll cyber hack

    June 5, 2023

    British Airways and retailer Boots said their staff were amongst those hit by a cyber attack on Zellis, a payroll provider used by hundreds of companies in Britain. British Airways, owned by IAG, said it had notified affected employees and was providing them with support. Read more… Source: MSN News