[Weekly Security News] Intrusions into Critical Infrastructures Extend Beyond Financial Damage
[August 16, 2023]
1. Homeland Security report details how teen hackers exploited security weaknesses in some of the world’s biggest companies
A US government review reveals teenage hackers exploited weak security in US telecom carriers and supply chains, breaching major tech firms like Microsoft and Samsung. The Department of Homeland Security-led investigation calls for penalties on lax telecom security and youth cybercrime prevention programs.
Source : CNN Politics
2. 27,000 people impacted by Dallas ransomware attack that cost the city $8.5 million
The Dallas City Council approved over $8.5 million in expenses due to a ransomware attack. Around 27,000 victims have been identified, and concerns arise about the adequacy of the proposed two-year credit monitoring for them. The attack compromised private data, including minors’ sensitive information.
Source : Fox 4 News
3. Electoral Commission apologises for security breach involving UK voters’ data
A hostile cyber-attack on the UK’s Electoral Commission exposed the data of 40 million voters for a year, with the public informed 10 months later. The breach compromised names and addresses of voters registered from 2014 to 2022.
Source : The Guardian
4. ‘Monumental’ data breach exposes names of entire Northern Ireland police force
A significant data breach has exposed the names and ranks of all 10,000 serving police officers in Northern Ireland. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) apologized for mistakenly sharing sensitive data in response to a Freedom of Information request.
Source : CNN
These incidents highlight the essential connection between infrastructure and robust security measures. Recent data breaches in critical sectors like public institutions, law enforcement, and big corporations emphasize the immediate need for enhanced security protocols. The impact of these incidents underscores the significance of boosting security measures to effectively counter evolving cyber threats.
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