[Weekly Security News] TSMC and UK Hospital Group Targeted in Ransomware Attack
[July 05, 2023]
1. Apple supplier faces $70 million ransomware attack
Apple supplier targeted in a ransomware attack resulting in a demand for a $70 million ransom. The attack affected the supplier’s systems, potentially impacting Apple’s supply chain.
Source : Cyber Security Hub
2. TSMC faces $70 mn LockBit ransomware demand, blames it on IT supplier
TSMC, a major technology company, has been hit by a LockBit ransomware attack, with hackers demanding a $70 million ransom. TSMC has attributed the incident to a breach in its IT supplier’s systems.
Source : Tech Circle
3. Hacking Gang BlackCat Says It Stole Data Trove from UK Hospital Group
A hacking group claims to have stolen a significant amount of data from a hospital group in the UK. The group has reportedly threatened to sell the data unless a ransom is paid.
Source : Bloomberg
These incidents underscore the persistent danger of ransomware and emphasize the crucial role of ensuring the security of critical infrastructure such as supply chain partners as well as the healthcare industry and highlight the ongoing need for robust cybersecurity measures to defend critical infrastructure against the ever-present threat of ransomware attacks.
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