Recent Cyber Security Breaches: Cox Media Group, Fujifilm and More

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As a managed IT service provider it is important to us to make sure to stay in know about the latest cyber security breaches. Every few weeks we like to share our findings with you here on our blog. Please take a peek below to learn more about some of the most recent cyber security attacks here and around the world.

Cox Media Group (United States)

TV & Radio Station Operator

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “A number of TV and radio stations around the US went dark briefly after a suspected ransomware attack on parent company Cox Media Group. Stations impacted included News9, WSOC, WSB, WPXI, KOKI, and almost all Cox radio stations. The Cox Media Group owns 57 radio and TV stations across 20 US markets. Internal networks and live streaming capabilities for other Cox media properties, such as web streams and mobile apps, were also impacted in the June 35r event. Service was quickly restored and the event is under investigation.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Live streams go down across Cox radio & TV stations in apparent ransomware attack


Fujifilm (Japan)

Film & Photo Technology Developer

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Legendary Japanese film technology company Fujifilm announced that it has been the victim of a ransomware attack that has impacted its operations. The purported ransomware attack led to a network outage that impacted access to email for employees, billings system and a problem reporting system. Experts believe that this attack was carried out with REvil technology. Investigation and recovery have begun and many systems
have been fully restored.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Fujifilm confirms ransomware attack disrupted business operations


Intuit (United States)

Financial Software Developer

The Hack: Account Takeover (ATO)

Quick Summary: “Accounting software giant Intuit has notified customers that they have suffered a breach. The company warned users of TurboTax that their personal and financial information was accessed by attackers following what looks like a series of account takeover attacks. Intuit announced that the threat actors used credentials (usernames and passwords) obtained from “a non-Intuit source” to gain access to the accounts.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Intuit notifies customers of compromised TurboTax accounts


Volkswagen Group of America (United States)

Automotive Manufacturer

The Hack: Third-Party Data Breach

Quick Summary: “Volkswagen US has announced that it has suffered a data breach impacting millions of US customers and prospective customers. the car company released information saying that a data breach at a vendor has exposed data on more than 3.3 million buyers and prospective buyers in North America. An unauthorized third party obtained limited personal information about customers and interested buyers from a vendor that its Audi Volkswagen brands and some U.S. and Canadian dealers used for digital sales and marketing.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> VW says data breach at vendor impacted 3.3 million people in North America


Furniture Village (United Kingdom)

Home Goods Retailer

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “UK home goods giant Furniture Village has confirmed that it has been suffering the impact of an unnamed cyberattack. For the past week, the company’s internal systems, as well as some customer-facing systems, have been experiencing outages. The company stated that no data appears to have been stolen. Impacted systems include included delivery systems, phone systems, and payment mechanisms.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Brit retailer Furniture Village confirms ‘cyber-attack’ as systems outage rolls into Day 7


Carter’s (United States)

Children’s Clothier

The Hack: Third Party Data Breach

Quick Summary: “In a new disclosure, baby clothing giant Carter’s admitted that it had suffered a data breach through a third-party data processor, exposing the personal data of hundreds of thousands of its customers over a multiyear period. The service provider, Linc, handled automation for online purposes. The Linc system was used to send customers shortened URLs containing everything from purchase details to tracking information without basic security protections.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Baby Clothes Giant Carter’s Leaks 410K Customer Records


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