News – June 2024

  • Finland sees record number of data breach reports in 2023

    June 18, 2024

    A record high number of data breaches were reported to Finland’s Data Protection Ombudsman last year, according to a report by news group Uutissuomalainen. In total, the office received 6,900 data breach reports in 2023, an increase of 1,400 on the figure for 2022. Assistant Data Protection Ombudsman Heljä-Tuulia Pihamaa told Uutissuomalainen that the sharp rise ...

  • Keytronic confirms data breach after Black Basta ransomware gang strikes again

    June 17, 2024

    Hardware firm Keytronic has confirmed a significant data breach weeks after the Black Basta ransomware group leaked over 500GB of the company’s stolen data around two weeks ago. The company, known for its printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), reported the cyberattack in an SEC filing over a month ago on May 6 – the attack was ...

  • Malvertising Campaign Leads to Execution of Oyster Backdoor

    June 17, 2024

    Rapid7 has observed a recent malvertising campaign that lures users into downloading malicious installers for popular software such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Teams. The installers were being used to drop a backdoor identified as Oyster, aka Broomstick. Following execution of the backdoor, we have observed enumeration commands indicative of hands-on-keyboard activity as well as the ...

  • Philippines Maritime Industry Authority web-based systems hit by cyber attack

    June 17, 2024

    Four web-based systems belonging to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) were “attacked and compromised” on Sunday, MARINA said Monday. MARINA said it deployed its concerned officials and employees to its Central Office to “to implement expeditious measure to ensure the protection of the integrity of the systems.” Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related:

  • Cleveland City Hall to remain closed after ransomware attack

    June 15, 2024

    City officials have confirmed the “cyber incident” that has hamstrung city operations for days to be a ransomware attack. In such attacks, malicious software effectively locks up a computer or network system, preventing access until users pay a ransom, according to the FBI. Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related:

  • Europol-coordinated operation tackles the threat of terrorist-operated websites

    June 14, 2024

    Ten countries joined forces with Europol to disrupt the online propaganda activities of religious and politically motivated terrorist organisations across the ideological spectrum. This joint effort, known as Operation HOPPER II, targeted key assets in the online dissemination of terrorist propaganda, including those of the so-called Islamic State, al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. ...

  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic

    June 14, 2024

    At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China’s growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by ...

  • Data of over 20,000 staff, students at Chinese University of Hong Kong stolen after school server hacked

    June 14, 2024

    The personal data of over 20,000 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) staff and students has been stolen after a server at one of the institution’s schools was hacked. The server of an online learning system used by CUHK’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (CUSCS) was hacked on June 3, the school announced in a ...

  • Black Basta ransomware group suspected in Ascension data theft incident

    June 13, 2024

    U.S. healthcare provider Ascension has provided more details of its “cyber security event” last month, admitting that data was stolen, with some reports also suggesting that the Black Basta ransomware gang was behind the attack. One of the largest nonprofit and Catholic health systems in the U.S. and also the second-largest operator of hospitals in the ...

  • Bluetooth tracking device company Tile data compromised in data breach

    June 13, 2024

    Another day, another data breach. Tile has fallen victim to a mammoth data breach, with cybercriminals stealing sensitive consumer data like names, physical addresses, and phone numbers, and even accessing tools that process location requests made by law enforcement. In addition to stealing personal data en masse, hackers have also demanded a ransom from Tile’s parent ...