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Digital hackers compromised the email accounts of News Corp and compromised the data of unknown journalists

Exploit: Nation-State Cybercrime

News Corp.: Media & Publishing Company

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 2.071 = Severe

Major media company News Corp. has disclosed that it was the target of a cyberattack by suspected Chinese nation-state hackers. The attack came to light in late January and affected News Corp. business units, including The Wall Street Journal and its parent company Dow Jones, the New York Post, News U.K. and News Corp. Headquarters. The hack affected emails and documents of what it described as a limited number of employees, including journalists. The incident is under investigation.

Individual Impact: No specifics about consumer/employee PII or financial data loss were available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Organizations should keep in mind the fact that the preferred weapon of nation-state cybercriminals is ransomware.

Source: Reuters