[Weekly Security News] DDoS attacks hit the Estonian foreign ministry website

May 13, 2022

1. DDoS attacks hit the Estonian foreign ministry website

According to the Estonian Foreign Ministry, their website was attacked by DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) and temporarily unable to access the web page due to malicious queries overwhelming the website.

No information was provided about the attackers, and Finland’s government recently experienced a similar cyberattack.

Source: News ERR, Bingalor, National Cybersecurity News


2. Production Facilities of Agricultural Equipment Giant AGCO was targeted by Ransomware attacks

Agricultural equipment giant AGCO, which provides equipment under brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra, announces that their business operations have been impacted after being a victim of recent ransomware attacks.

The company said, “We’re investigating the scope of the attack, but it’s likely that the company’s operations will be negatively affected for a few days.”, and “It depends on how quickly we can repair the operating system to fully resume.”

Source: Security Week


3. Top six Cybersecurity threats facing SMBs

Small to large companies are easily targeted by cybercriminals, and small businesses are more vulnerable to attacks from these hackers but they do not have the resources to invest heavily in cybersecurity to defend against cyberattacks.

The best way for small businesses to protect themselves against cyberthreats is to develop a comprehensive security plan that includes data loss prevention, incident response planning, employee access review, and employee training on cybersecurity best practices.

Source: Forbes

It is seen that small businesses are more vulnerable to cyberattacks. A cyberattack such as ransomware is a critical threat to all organizations, especially to SMBs who may not be able to recover from the attack.

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