Recent Cyber Security Breaches: Microsoft, Kia Motors America and More

Cyber Security Breach

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.

Microsoft (United States)

Software Developer

The Hack: Nation-State Hacking

Quick Summary: “Microsoft is reporting a that suspected Chinese nation-state actors have exploited a flaw in Exchange that has given them some access to data or email accounts. The company estimates that 30,000 or so customers were affected. This flaw impacts a broad range of customers, from small businesses to local and state governments and some military contractors. The hackers were able to steal emails and install malware to continue surveillance of their targets. Patches are available and should be installed immediately.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China


Kia Motors America (United States)

Automotive Manufacturer

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Kia Motors America has experienced a suspected ransomware attack that has had a severe impact on its entire US operation. crippling some functions and impacting others for dealers and consumers. Services impacted include mobile UVO Link apps, phone services, payment systems, owner’s portal, and internal sites used by dealerships.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Kia Motors America suffers ransomware attack, $20 million ransom


NurseryCam (United Kingdom)

Childcare Monitoring App

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “A security flaw enabled hackers to gain access to user information at NurseryCam, a service that allows parents to observe their child’s nursery school or daycare experience in more than 40 UK locations. This is the second security flaw reported as discovered by researchers at NurseryCam.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Parents alerted to NurseryCam security breach


Bombardier (Canada)

Airplane Manufacturing

The Hack: Third Party Data Breach

Quick Summary: “Canadian aerotech manufacturer Bombardier has been caught up in a third party data breach In the recent breach at cloud services provider Accellion stolen data about many companies was obtained, including this information that Bombardier says was taken from specific servers and uploaded by hackers on their dark web portal. ” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Hackers exploited flaws in Accellion FTA to steal Bombardier data


University of Texas at El Paso (United States)

Institution of Higher Learning

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “The computer network of the University of Texas at El Paso had to be shut down as technicians discovered a significant cyberattack in progress. Email and the server hosting the university’s website were affected by the incident, forcing faculty and students to communicate via Blackboard. The cyber-attack has also led to the closure of the university’s walk-up COVID-19 testing sites.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Hackers Target Texas University


Dax-Cote de Argent Hospital (France)

Medical Center

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “A suspected Egregor ransomware attack has caused significant operational disruption at French medical center Dax-Cote de Argent Hospital. Staff were resorting to pen and paper for records, phone systems were knocked out of operation and critical departments including radiotherapy care were severely disrupted. Officials at the hospital system, which has six sites and around 1,000 beds, were quoted as saying that restoration of normal operations could be several weeks away.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Dax-Côte d’Argent hospital in France hit by ransomware attack


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