The Week in Breach: Cheat Codes for Beating Cybercrime

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Security Awareness Champion’s Guide – Cheat Codes for Beating Cybercrime

 

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Dark Web ID’s Top Threats This Week


 

United States – Hobby Lobby

https://threatpost.com/hobby-lobby-customer-data-cloud-misconfiguration/164980/

Exploit: Misconfiguration

Hobby Lobby: Craft Supply Retailer

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Risk to Business: 1.662= Severe

Hobby Lobby made a blunder that was discovered this week. Researchers came across an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud database belonging to the controversial retailer that was misconfigured to be publicly accessible exposing 138GB of sensitive information.

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Individual Risk : 1.707 = Severe

Exposed data includes customer names, partial payment card details, phone numbers, physical and email addresses along with source code for the company’s app, and employee names and email addresses. This information can be used for spear phishing and identity theft.

Customers Impacted: 300,000

How It Could Affect Your Business: Making simple, avoidable blunders like this doesn’t fill your customers with confidence that you’re taking information privacy seriously.

IntegraMSP to the Rescue: Make sure that everyone on the IT team is up to date on today’s threats and ready for tomorrow’s LEARN MORE>>


United States – CNA Financial

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cna-insurance-firm-hit-by-a-cyberattack-operations-impacted/

Exploit: Ransomware

CNA Financial: Insurer

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Risk to Business: 1.627 = Severe

Major insurer CNA Financial has disclosed that it was the victim of a purported ransomware attack this week, causing significant network disruption. The company’s email systems have been offline and the underwriting and claims units have been stymied, likely due to systems becoming unavailable. CNA said that they were disconnecting systems for safety and working to restore operations.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Business Ransomware is the cause of many expensive disasters and they don’t all involve data. Cybercriminals can also hold your business operations hostage.

IntegraMSP to the Rescue: Ransomware risks are up by more than 100%. learn how to fight back. LEARN MORE>>


United States – California State Controller

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/phish-leads-to-breach-at-calif-state-controller/

Exploit: Phishing

California State Controller: State Government Agency

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Risk to Business: 2.412 = Severe

A phishing attack last week gave attackers access to email and files at the California State Controller’s Office (SCO). The agency announced that attackers had access to the email records of an employee in its Unclaimed Property Division after the employee clicked a phishing link and then entered their email ID and password.

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Individual Risk: 2.309 = Severe

The breach may have led to the exposure of personal and financial data for thousands of state employees. There is also evidence that the account was used to conduct business email compromise scams.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Business: Something as simple as one mishandled email can wreak havoc on your business. No matter how busy you are, training has to be a priority to avoid this consequence.

IntegraMSP to the Rescue: Fight back against phishing with the newly updated BullPhish ID featuring customizable training campaigns. LEARN MORE>>


United States – PDI Group

https://therecord.media/ransomware-gang-leaks-data-from-us-military-contractor-the-pdi-group/

Exploit: Ransomware

PDI Group: Defense Contractor

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Risk to Business: 2.412 = Severe

US military contractor PDI Group has experienced a ransomware attack, with Babuk Locker claiming responsibility. the gang says that they have 700 GB of data they claim to have stolen from PDI’s internal network and they have made ransom demands after posting a sample to their site. PDI Group manufactures specialty trailers, dollies and other transport tools for multiple military applications.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Business: Failing to protect the secrets of your success like blueprints and formulas is a fast path to trouble when your competitors can download them from dark web sources.

IntegraMSP to the Rescue: Dark web danger is growing for businesses as millions of records landing in dark web markets create new vulnerabilities. PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS>>



1 – 1.5 = Extreme Risk

1.51 – 2.49 = Severe Risk

2.5 – 3 = Moderate Risk

Risk scores for The Week in Breach are calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.