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  • Top yacht retailer MarineMax says cyberattack led to major online data breach

    April 2, 2024

    MarineMax has confirmed suffering a cyberattack, thought to be ransomware, in which threat actors stole sensitive customer information. In an 8-K form, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 1, the company, one of the leading yacht sellers worldwide, said a third party “gained unauthorized access to portions of our information environment.” Read more… Source: ...

  • Illinois Tollway warns I-PASS customers of text message phishing scam

    March 26, 2024

    The Illinois Tollway is warning customers of an ongoing phishing scam that is targeting drivers by saying that they have outstanding tolls owed to the agency. According to a press release, the Tollway says that some customers have been receiving text messages from the “Illinois toll way,” detailing outstanding toll amounts that the customers owed. Those ...

  • GM stops sharing driver data with brokers amid backlash

    March 22, 2024

    After public outcry, General Motors has decided to stop sharing driving data from its connected cars with data brokers. Last week, news broke that customers enrolled in GM’s OnStar Smart Driver app have had their data shared with LexisNexis and Verisk. Those data brokers in turn shared the information with insurance companies, resulting in some drivers ...

  • Air Europa says customer data may have been compromised in October breach

    March 22, 2024

    Spanish airline Air Europa said on Friday personal data of its customers may have been compromised in a security incident that was detected in October last year. The company’s investigation showed that name, ID card or passport details, date of birth, telephone number, email address and nationality details could have been leaked, Air Europa told its ...

  • Is Cybersecurity The Achilles’ Heel Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution?

    March 12, 2024

    The electric vehicle (EV) sector, though nascent and in its formative years, faces numerous challenges. Recent concerns, such as “range anxiety” (a vehicle battery’s charge and ability to complete a planned journey) among consumers and incidents of vehicles losing power in cold temperatures, have contributed to a slowdown in adoption. While the trajectory of electric vehicle ...

  • Cybersecurity for satellites is a growing challenge, as threats to space-based infrastructure grow

    February 20, 2024

    In today’s interconnected world, space technology forms the backbone of our global communication, navigation and security systems. Satellites orbiting Earth are pivotal for everything from GPS navigation to international banking transactions, making them indispensable assets in our daily lives and in global infrastructure. However, as our dependency on these celestial guardians escalates, so too does their ...

  • U.S. conducted cyberattack on suspected Iranian spy ship

    February 16, 2024

    The United States recently conducted a cyberattack against an Iranian military ship that had been collecting intelligence on cargo vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, according to three U.S. officials. The operation was intended to inhibit the Iranian ship’s ability to share intelligence with Houthi rebels in Yemen who have been firing ...

  • BMW security lapse exposed sensitive company information, researcher finds

    February 14, 2024

    A misconfigured cloud storage server belonging to automotive giant BMW exposed sensitive company information, including private keys and internal data, TechCrunch has learned. Can Yoleri, a security researcher at threat intelligence company SOCRadar, told TechCrunch that he discovered the exposed BMW cloud storage server while routinely scanning the internet. Read more… Source: TechCrunch  

  • State of Emergency: How Minnesota hospitals, state officials prepare for cyber attacks

    February 13, 2024

    The State of Minnesota stores and protects data on some six million residents, and that’s only one cache of sensitive information under the close watch of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT). “It’s everything from highways and highway traffic control systems, we run the zoo. We run everything in between,” John Israel, chief information security officer at MNIT, ...

  • Researchers remotely exploit devices used to manage safe aircraft landings and takeoffs

    February 3, 2024

    Criminals could remotely tamper with the data that apps used by airplane pilots rely on to inform safe takeoff and landing procedures, according to fresh research. In a scenario that elicits strong memories of that nail-biting flight scene from Die Hard 2, researchers investigating electronic flight bags (EFBs) found the app used by Airbus pilots was ...

  • Europcar’s Alleged Data Breach Wasn’t Done Using AI, Experts Argue

    February 2, 2024

    French car rental company Europcar made headlines earlier this week following reports of an alleged data breach affecting nearly 50 million customers. Cyber security platform HackManac reported the incident on January 30th, noting that the stolen database containing usernames, passwords, full names, addresses, and several other user-identifying information had been listed for sale on a hacking ...

  • UK: Thousands of EU citizens ‘wrongly fined for breaching Ulez rules’ in potential record data breach

    January 26, 2024

    Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens were wrongly fined for driving in London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez), amid claims of a record data breach. Several EU countries have accused Transport for London (TfL) of illegally obtaining the names and addresses of their citizens to issue the penalties, The Guardian reports. The paper said more than ...

  • Kansas City Area Transit Authority hit by ransom cyber-attack, affecting communications

    January 26, 2024

    The Kansas City Area Transit Authority announced this week that is was hit by a ransom cyber-attack. The incident was reported on Tuesday, Jan. 23. KCATA said all service is operating, including fixed-route buss, Freedom and Freedom-On-Demand paratransit service. KCATA said at this time regional RideKC call centers can’t receive calls or can any KCATA landline. Read ...

  • EASA Partners with IATA to Counter Safety Threat from GNSS Spoofing & Jamming

    January 26, 2024

    Cologne – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the conclusions of a workshop jointly hosted at EASA’s headquarters to combat incidents of GNSS spoofing and jamming. The workshop’s high-level conclusion was that interference with satellite-based services that provide information on the precise position of an aircraft can ...

  • AerCap confirms cybersecurity attack

    January 23, 2024

    Irish aircraft leasing giant AerCap is investigating a cybersecurity attack on its systems, but says that it suffered no financial loss as result of the hack. Claims surfaced online at the weekend that an organisation had hacked the Dublin-headquartered multinational’s systems and planned to leak data within days. AerCap confirmed that on January 17th it experienced ...

  • Hyundai Motor India fixes bug that exposed customers’ personal data

    January 12, 2024

    Hyundai’s India subsidiary has fixed a bug that exposed its customers’ personal information in the South Asian market. TechCrunch reviewed a portion of the exposed data that included the registered owner name, mailing address, email address and phone number of Hyundai Motor India customers who have serviced their vehicles at any of the company’s authorized service ...

  • Kenya Airways suffers passenger data breach in cyber attack

    January 9, 2024

    Cybercriminals attacked Kenya Airways’ (KQ) information systems and obtained sensitive information, including contact details and identification documents, of passengers and staff of the airline, an authoritative source at KQ has confirmed. The cyber attack, which occurred late last month, led to unauthorised access to police investigation reports, phone numbers, email addresses, and passports of an unspecified ...

  • Lebanon: Beirut airport screens come under cyberattack

    January 8, 2024

    Beirut airport on Sunday came under a cyberattack, Lebanon’s state news agency said, with footage shared by local media showing anti-Hezbollah messages had replaced screen displays at its terminal. Lebanon’s National News Agency said “the cyberattack on the departure and arrival screens at the airport disrupted the BHS baggage inspection system.” It added that authorities were ...

  • Freight giant Estes confirms data breach, but says it won’t pay ransom

    January 5, 2024

    The October 2023 cyberattack against Estes Express Lines was indeed ransomware, but the company has paid no ransom demand as yet. The company confirmed the news in an email recently sent to affected customers. As per the email, sent to roughly 21,000 people, threat actors accessed the company’s IT infrastructure on October 1, 2023, and managed ...

  • EasyPark data breach may affect millions of customers

    December 29, 2023

    EasyPark has confirmed it was hit in a cyberattack that saw customer data breached and revealed online. The company, which runs apps to help people find parking spots, said in an alert to customers that it discovered the breach on December 10 2023. Read more… Source: Yahoo News