News and Updates on Information Technology

The Netherlands – Royal Dutch Shell

Exploit: RansomwareRoyal Dutch Shell: Oil Company Risk to Small Business: 1.863 = Severe The Clop ransomware gang is going to need a vacation after this week. They also struck gold at Royal Dutch Shell, scooping up an assortment of business documents and posting a...

United States – 200 Networks LLC

Exploit: Unsecured Database200 Networks LLC: Call Center Operator Risk to Small Business: 2.412 = Severe A wide-open database belonging to 200 Networks was discovered by security researchers just leaking information freely. The data included logs for at least 1.48...

United States – University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB)

Exploit: RansomwareUniversity of Maryland Baltimore (UMB): Institution of Higher Learning Risk to Small Business: 2.412 = Severe The Clop ransomware gang had a banner week. UMB is one of at least 6 US colleges that they’ve hit successfully in the past week after...

United States – Facebook

Exploit: HackingFacebook: Social Media Company Risk to Small Business: 1.627 = Severe A treasure trove of Facebook user data landed in a hacking forum over the weekend. Hackers dropped a slew of PII on Facebook users including phone numbers and some contact...

United States – The New York Foundling

Exploit: Unsecured DatabaseThe New York Foundling: Children’s Charity Risk to Small Business: 1.662 = Severe The New York Foundling, a venerable children’s charity, has had a significant data exposure. Researchers discovered an unsecured database contained more than...

Australia – Channel Nine

Exploit: HackingChannel Nine: Television Network Risk to Small Business: 1.422 = Extreme In an especially audacious attack, hackers disrupted broadcast operations at Channel Nine, preventing the station from transmitting its popular Sunday morning news program, which...

The Netherlands – RDC

Exploit: HackingRDC: Maintenance & Garage Services Risk to Small Business: 1.861 = Severe The personal and vehicle details of millions of Dutch car owners were posted for sale on a well-known cybercrime forum, snatched from automotive services company RDC. The...

United Kingdom – University of Northampton (UON)

Exploit: HackingUniversity of Northampton (UON): Institution of Higher Learning Risk to Small Business: 2.055 = Severe Communications and some learning tools were knocked offline at UON after a cyberattack shut down essential systems. No data is reported stolen, and...

United Kingdom – Fat Face

Exploit: MalwareFat Face: Clothing Retailer Risk to Small Business: 1.802 = Severe Retail boutique Fat Face has disclosed that it experienced a data breach in January. According to the shop a third party accessed data, probably through malware, and obtained some...

Canada – Sierra Wireless

Exploit: RansomwareSierra Wireless: Electronics Manufacturing Risk to Small Business: 1.302 = Extreme Canadian electronics giant Sierra Wireless has halted production at its manufacturing sites across the world after a ransomware attack crippled its IT systems. The...