News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Garmin

Exploit: RansomwareGarmin: Navigation Hardware and Software Provider Risk to Small Business: 1.397 = Extreme Garmin has had a difficult and damaging week. A ransomware attack wreaked havoc on its operations and manufacturing capability, encrypting its internal network...

United States – CouchSurfing

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseCouchSurfing: Crowdsourced Hospitality  Risk to Small Business: 2.177 = Severe The San Francisco based housing and hospitality service is investigating a security breach that was recently discovered when hackers began selling the details of...

United States – CaptainU

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseCaptainU: College Recruiter Risk to Small Business: 1.117 = Extreme Cybersecurity researchers recently uncovered an unsecured Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) bucket containing nearly 1 million records of sensitive high school student...

United States – GEDmatch

Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access GEDmatch: Genealogy and Genetic Testing Service Risk to Small Business: 1.331 = Extreme GEDmatch is famous for being the site used to catch and effectively prosecute the notorious Golden State Killer. But they weren’t able to...

United States – Garmin

Exploit: RansomwareGarmin: Navigation Hardware and Software Provider Risk to Small Business: 1.397 = Extreme Garmin has had a difficult and damaging week. A ransomware attack wreaked havoc on its operations and manufacturing capability, encrypting its internal network...

United States – CouchSurfing

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseCouchSurfing: Crowdsourced Hospitality  Risk to Small Business: 2.177 = Severe The San Francisco based housing and hospitality service is investigating a security breach that was recently discovered when hackers began selling the details of...

United States – CaptainU

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseCaptainU: College Recruiter  Risk to Small Business: 1.117 = Extreme Cybersecurity researchers recently uncovered an unsecured Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) bucket containing nearly 1 million records of sensitive high school student...

Hong Kong – UFO VPN

Exploit: Unsecured Database UFO VPN: Virtual Private Network Host/ Provider  Risk to Small Business: 1.086 = Extreme Users who were relying on VPN provider UFO for a safe, anonymous way to secure their communications and data got a nasty surprise this week....

Argentina – Telecom Argentina

Exploit: Ransomware Telecom Argentina: Telecom and Internet Service Provider Risk to Small Business: 2.870 = Severe REvil gang attackers made a bold foray into Telecom Argentina last week, culminating in successfully gaining entry to an internal Domain Administration...

Australia – Western Australia Department of Health

Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access Western Australia Department of Health: Government Agency Risk to Small Business: 2.227 = Severe Confidential data from the state’s Department of Health was made publicly available on a website after it was distributed over a...