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Cybersecurity Breaches and Attacks

MSSP Alert’s news coverage and analysis of cybersecurity breaches and attacks — including hackers, malware, viruses, worms, ransomware, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), phishing, stolen passwords, social engineering and more.

VA Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 46,000 Veterans in Financial Scam

Hackers hit the Financial Services Center (FSC) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the agency said.

United Kingdom Boosts Online Privacy Requirements

United Kingdom introduces new standards that online services must meet in order to protect children’s privacy.

Unusual Linux Malware Targets VoIP Software Switches to Steal Private Data

Malware targets two specific Voice over IP (VoIP) software switches (softswitch), ESET security report asserts.

Ransomware Attacks Equinix; Data Centers and Managed Services Not Impacted

Equinix ($EQIX) investigates ransomware attack. Netwalker group demands $4.5 million ransom, report says. Data centers, managed services & customer support systems not impacted.

Stealthy Malware Targets MSPs, “Hides in Plain Sight” from Anti-Virus Security

Cyber attackers target managed service providers (MSPs). Malware deploys multiple, complex cloaking techniques to evade anti-virus detection, Huntress Labs reports.

Capital One to Pay $80 Million Fine for 2019 Data Security Hack

Capital One agrees to pay $80 million fine to resolve claims related to data breach that affected 100 million accounts in the U.S. — one of the largest financial data breaches ever. 

NetWalker Ransomware Attacks Cygilant Threat Detection, SOCaaS Provider

NetWalker ransomware attacks Cygilant, a threat detection & Security Operations Center as a service (SOCaaS) provider to midmarket customers.

Senate Bill Limits Corporate Use of Facial Recognition

The National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 would require companies to obtain individuals’ consent before collecting biometric data.

North Korea-backed BeagleBoyz Hacker Group Targets Banks

A North Korean-sponsored hacker group called BeagleBoyz resurfaces to steal money through fraudulent bank transfers & ATM cash outs, federal agencies warn.

Tesla Ransomware Attack Scheme Thwarted

A potential ransomware attack targeting Tesla has been stopped. The U.S. Department of Justice arrested a Russian national who was allegedly involved in the Tesla ransomware attack plan.