[Weekly Security News] Devastating Data Breach and Hacking Attacks on Microsoft and HCA Healthcare
[July 19, 2023]
1. Chinese hackers raided US government email accounts by exploiting Microsoft cloud bug
The Chinese hacking group Storm-0558, compromised approximately 25 email accounts, including government agencies, as well as related consumer accounts linked to individuals associated with these organizations.
Source : Tech Crunch
2. Hacker Stole Signing Key, Hit US Government’s Microsoft 365
Chinese hackers exploited a zero-day flaw in Microsoft’s cloud environment to access senior U.S. officials’ emails. The attack affected 25 organizations, including government agencies, but classified systems remained secure.
Source : Bank info Security
3. Personal Information of 11 Million Patients Stolen in Data Breach at HCA Healthcare
Medical giant HCA(Hospital Corporation of America) Healthcare disclosed a data breach in which personal information of approximately 11 million patients was stolen. The breach was discovered after a threat actor posted stolen information on an underground forum.
Source : Security Week
4. White House unveils consumer labeling program to strengthen IoT security
The Biden administration has introduced a consumer labeling plan to enhance the cybersecurity of smart home devices, which have become increasingly crucial for remote work and daily entertainment.
Source : Cybersecurity Dive
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