News and Updates on Information Technology

Chile – BancoEstado

Exploit: RansomwareBancoEstado: Financial Institution  Risk to Small Business: 1.421 = Extreme Ransomware was able to shut down all branches of Chilean bank BancoEstado, one of the largest banks in the country, after an audacious ransomware attack rocked it. The...

Australia – K7 Maths

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseK7 Maths: Education Services Provider  Risk to Small Business: 2.077 = Severe The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) determined that The Department of Education, Skills, and Employment (DoE), was not to blame in a breach...

United Kingdom – Virtual Mail Room

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseVirtual Mail Room: Communications Firm Risk to Small Business: 1.661 = Severe More than 50,000 letters and financial statements sent by Councils and banks to people in the UK, US, EU, and Canada were left exposed in an unsecured database in...

Canada – Manitoulin Transport

Exploit: RansomwareManitoulin Transport: Freight Transport and Logistics Provider  Risk to Small Business: 2.314 = Severe Another Canadian freight company has fallen victim to ransomware. In the latest incident, the Ontario-based carrier became aware of the attack on...

United States – Digital Point

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseDigital Point: Webmaster Community Platform  Risk to Small Business: 2.303 = Severe In July 2020, an internet researcher found an unsecured Elasticsearch database containing over 62 million records. In total, data belonging to 863,412...

United States – Razer

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseRazer: Gaming Hardware and eServices Company  Risk to Small Business: 2.307 = Severe An unsecured Elasticsearch cluster is the culprit in a sloppy data leak at gaming equipment leader Razer. More than 100K customers had data including their...

USA – Equinix

Exploit: RansomwareEquinix: Data Center Operator Risk to Small Business: 2.816 = Severe Netwalker ransomware made itself at home at data center giant Equinix, and the cybercriminals gang responsible is asking for $4.5 million to move out. The  attack occurred over the...

United States – Magento

Exploit: Skimming (MageCart) Magento: eCommerce Platform Risk to Small Business: 1.775 = Severe Adobe’s Magento platform experienced a nasty skimming attack last weekend that compromised almost 2,000 online stores this with MageCart malware to steal credit cards. The...

United States – SeaChange International

Exploit: RansomwareSeaChange International: Video on Demand Provider Risk to Small Business: 2.133 = Severe Video on demand provider SeaChange is the latest victim of REvil ransomware. The gang posted a claim for an attack earlier this year that included a US...

United States – Staples

Exploit: Unauthorized AccessStaples: Office Supply Retailer Risk to Small Business: 2.702 = Moderate Staples has notified some customers of a cybersecurity incident that occurred earlier this month around 9/02 and consisted of unauthorized access to a system. Little...