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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.

Cognizant Ransomware Attack Recovery Costs: Status Update

When Cognizant ($CTSH) announces Q2 2020 results on July 29, the MSP & IT consulting firm will likely recap Q2 ransomware attack recovery costs.

New York DFS Files Cybersecurity Charges Against First American Title

Landmark legal case tests cybersecurity regulations, penalties & enforcement: New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) vs. First American Title Insurance Company.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): What You Need to Know

Eight steps organizations should take before CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) enforcement begins, according to Optiv Security.

Hackers Eye Video Streaming Services to Hijack User Credentials

Increased use of Netflix, Disney+, Hulu & other streaming video services presents cyber criminals with new opportunities to launch attacks, Kaspersky research finds.

DOJ Accuses Hackers of Stealing COVID-19 Research for Chinese Spy Services

U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) charges two Chinese nationals with conducting a decade-long hacking campaign to steal intellectual property.

University Ransomware Attack: Hackers Hit SUNY Erie

Cybercriminals launch a ransomware attack against The State University of New York at Erie (SUNY Erie) & force the school to shut down some of its servers.

Telecom SA Ransomware Attack: Hackers Demand $7.5 Million

Ransomware attacks Telecom S.A., the largest telecommunications company in Argentina. Cybercriminal hackers demand a $7.5 million ransom.

Russian Hackers Seek to Heist COVID-19 Vaccine Research, Western Nations Claim

Three Western governments accuse Russian cyber operatives of attempting to steal coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine research. Russia denies hacking allegations.

Ransomware Attacks Orange Business Services, Some Customer Data Exposed

Orange Business Services suffers ransomware attack. Hackers steal some customer data from major European MSP, MSSP & IT service provider, report says.

Maze Ransomware Attacks IT Staffing Firm Collabera

Maze ransomware attacks IT staffing firm Collabera. Cyberattack infects systems, accesses employee addresses and other personal information.