Business Continuity Incidents: Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks can be crippling and can have protracted recovery times - particularly if ransomware is involved. Specific preparations  are often required to recover from cyber attacks and should be incorporated into business continuity plans

DDos attack on NZ Stock exchange

New Zealand’s Stock Exchange Market (NZX) targeted by DDoS  cyber attacks for four days in a row, forcing the government to activate the country’s National Security System.

https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/new-zealand-stock-exchange-shut-down-by-ddos-cyber-attack/

Hackers hit Japanese tech firm

Konica Minolta Inc. suffered a ransomware attack at the end of July, downing its product supply and support site for nearly a week, 

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20200817/STORY/912336133/Cyber-attack-shuts-Konica-Minolta-production-for-a-week

Canadian government departments hit by cyber attack

The Canada Revenue Agency has shut down online services following confirmation that it was recently hit by two cyberattacks which compromised thousands of accounts linked to its services.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-revenue-agency-cra-cyberattack-1.5688163

Construction industry supplier hit by Ransomware attack

One of the largest manufacturers of exterior building products in North America, was the target of a ransomware attack impacting several operational and information technology systems.

https://www.wraltechwire.com/2020/08/12/cary-based-cornerstone-building-brands-confirms-ransomware-attack/

Camera maker falls victim to ransomware attack

Canon appears to have been hit by major outage that has taken its online systems down. The company has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that may also have resulted in data being stolen.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/canon-cyber-attack-hack-ransomware-camera-image-website-store-a9658086.html

City officials confirm payment of ransom following cyber attack

Lafayette officials said hackers disabled the city’s network services and blocked its access until the city paid a $45,000 fee, the Daily Camera reported.A preliminary investigation shows the ransomware entered the city’s network through a phishing scam or by guessing passwords.

https://sentinelcolorado.com/news/metro/lafayette-pays-45000-ransom-after-cyber-attack/

University of Dayton hit by cyber attack

A cyber attack on a service provider results in potential compromise of university data

https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/07/24/university-of-dayton-vendor-hit-by-cyber-incident.html

Smartwatch maker, Garmin hit by Cyber attack

Reports say production shut down after a suspected hack breached it corporate network.

https://news.sky.com/story/smartwatch-maker-garmin-taken-offline-after-suspected-cyber-attack-12035277

 

University of Sussex confirms it was victim of cyber-attack

The University confirms it was a victim of a cyber-attack that compromised a software supplier around the world.

https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/crime/university-sussex-confirms-it-was-victim-blackbaud-cyber-attack-2924047

Council counts the costs of cyber attack remediation

A useful reminder of the significant remediation costs that can be incurred from a cyber attack which occurred seven months previously at Redcar & Cleveland council.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cyberattack-downs-alabama-countys/

Suspected ransomware attack hits Alabama county’s computer network.

Chilton County implemented a shutdown after being targeted by a suspected ransomware attack.  County Commission Chairman Joseph Parnell announced the incident on the social media network Facebook sting “The incident has caused a temporary disruption to the County’s computer records systems including the tag office and probate court records,” 

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cyberattack-downs-alabama-countys/

Canadian military college hit by Cyber attack

The web site and email systems of Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. remained offline this morning after what is reportedly a ransomware attack. A spokesperson for the Department of National Defence (DND) today wouldn’t confirm the nature of the attack, only that it started as a phishing incident.

Brazilian healthcare organisation hit by Cyber attack

Healthcare provider Hapvida Participacoes e Investimentos SA suffered a cyber attack potentially involving access to the personal information of its customers, Reuters reported. The hackers did not access customers' medical records or financial information, the company said.

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20200707/STORY/912335487/Brazilian-hospital-chain-suffers-cyber-attack

Medical School Officials Pay Hackers $1.14 Million Ransom 

Hackers who attacked computer servers at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine were paid a ransom of more than $1 million to enable researchers regain access to data that had been maliciously encrypted by malware.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/28/cyber-attack-ucsf-medical-school-ransom/

Cyber attack cripples PDD web platforms

A cyber attack on Power department has crippled its online platforms rendering online billing app ‘PDD bill Sahuliyat’ and other online services defunct, officials said

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/front-page-2/cyber-attack-cripples-pdd-web-platforms/

 

Indiabulls suffers ransomware attack 

Indiabulls Group was hit by a ransomware that threatened to expose confidential data of its group company

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indiabulls-suffers-ransomware-attack/articleshow/76543222.cm

 

Australia cyber attacks: PM Morrison warns of 'sophisticated' state hack

Australia's government and institutions are being targeted by ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber hacks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46096768

Avon suffers cyber attack, website shut down

U.K.-based direct selling company Avon Products Inc. suffered a cyber attack on June 10 and had to shut down its website, Northamptonshire Telegraph reported. The company has been unable to fulfil customer orders for nearly a week following the attack.

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20200617/STORY/912335150/Avon-suffers-cyber-attack,-website-shut-down#

 

Wiggle Investigates Cyber-Attack

Online sports retailer Wiggle is investigating a suspected cyber-attack after receiving a series of complaints from customers.

Concerns were raised after customers received emails confirming orders for items from Wiggle that they had not placed.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/wiggle-investigates-cyberattack/

LION TURNS THE BEER TAPS OFF AFTER CYBER ATTACK

The Lion brewery and dairy business, the latest large manufacturer to be hit by a cyber attack, is still rebooting production and experiencing empty supply chains a week after suffering a cyber attack.

https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/lion-turns-the-beer-taps-off-after-cyber-attack