News and Updates on Information Technology

Japan – Honda Motor Company Inc.

Exploit: RansomwareHonda Motor Company Inc.: Automotive and Equipment Manufacturer  Risk to Small Business: 1.308 = Extreme Honda was recently walloped by a huge cyberattack that briefly shut down production at its factories worldwide. The attackers are suspected of...

Australia – Lion Beer Australia

Exploit: RansomwareLion Beer Australia: Brewing Conglomerate Risk to Small Business: 1.302 = Extreme At Lion Brewing Australia, operations were disrupted by a ransomware attack as it began to reopen and restaff its 8 breweries in Australia and New Zealand. The attack...

South Africa – Life Health Care

Exploit: Unauthorized database accessLife Health Care: Healthcare Provider Risk to Small Business: 2.605 = Extreme  The healthcare provider, which operates 49 hospitals and dozens of other healthcare facilities across South Africa and Botswana, was hit with an attack...

United Kingdom – Inventory Hub

Exploit: Accidental data sharingInventory Hub: Property Management Inventory Platform  Risk to Small Business: 2.209 = Severe A recently unearthed flaw in the security of this property management platform made members’ names and addresses, internal and external...

Canada – Fitness Depot

Exploit: RansomwareFitness Depot: Fitness Equipment Retailer  Risk to Small Business: 1.871 = Severe Fitness Depot’s online store was infected with card-skimming malware that stole customers’ personal and financial data at checkout. It took the retailer more than...

Canada – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Exploit: PhishingChartered Professional Accountants of Canada: Professional Membership Organization Risk to Small Business: 1.317 = Severe  The organization recently disclosed that personal information for its members had been compromised following a successful...

United States – Kentucky Employee Health Plan

Exploit: Unauthorized database accessKentucky Employee Health Plan: Health Insurance Provider  Risk to Small Business: 1.462 = Severe Two data breaches compromised plan members’ personal data and enabled bad actors to steal more than $100,000 in gift cards. Hackers...

United States – ST Engineering

Exploit: RansomwareST Engineering: Aeronautics Contractor Risk to Small Business: 1.732 = Severe The San Antonio, Texas branch of defense, aeronautics, and space contracting conglomerate ST Engineering was hit with a MAZE ransomware attack...

New Zealand – Earthquake Commission

Exploit: Accidental data sharingEarthquake Commission: Crown Entity  Risk to Small Business: 1.616 = Severe The Earthquake Commission has come under public scrutiny after the organization accidentally shared peoples’ personal information with a company lawyer and...

United Kingdom – NHS Orkney

Exploit: Accidental data sharingNHS Orkney: Healthcare provider Risk to Small Business: 1.974 = Severe An administrative error allowed COVID-19 test results to be sent to a local business. NHS Orkney has sent notices to data breach victims and notified governing...