Recent Cyber Security Breaches: Montcler, RR Donnelly, 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.

City of Tenino, Washington (United States)


The Hack: Phishing/BEC

Quick Summary: “The City of Tenino, Washington is down $280,309 in public funds according to the Washington State Auditor’s Office after a city employee fell for a phishing message that launched a business email compromise scam. Reports say that former Clerk Treasurer John Millard fell victim to a phishing message and paid cybercriminals a boatload of money, some without city council approval. The official reportedly initiated 20 automated clearing house payments from the city’s bank account to multiple out-of-state bank accounts. News outlets are also reporting that a warning was sent out to clerks about the phishing scam immediately but that didn’t stop this disaster from happening.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Washington City Loses $280,309 to Successful Phishing Scam


The International Red Cross (Switzerland)

Humanitarian Aid Organization

The Hack: Third Party/Supply Chain

Quick Summary: “The International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed that hackers have stolen data from a Swiss contractor that stores it for them. The stolen data includes information about over 515,000 highly vulnerable people that it has served, recipients of aid and services from at least 60 affiliates of the organization worldwide. The Red Cross says it typically reunites 12 missing people with their families every day through that program. As a result of this cyberattack, The International Red Cross has been forced to temporarily halt a program that reunites families torn apart by violence, migration or other tragedies. A spokesperson for the ICRC told news outlets that there have been no demands from the hackers in exchange for stolen data and that they were working with specialized firms to recover.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised sensitive data on over 515,000 vulnerable people


RR Donnelly (United States)

Marketing & Communications Firm

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Major marketing company RR Donnelly has disclosed that they had data stolen in a December cyberattack attributed to ransomware. The Conti ransomware group is suspected to be to blame. In the attack on December 27, 2021, the company experienced a systems intrusion that led it to shut down its network to prevent the attack’s spread. That led to disruptions for customers, with some unable to receive printed documents required for vendor payments, disbursement checks and motor vehicle documentation. The Conti ransomware gang claimed responsibility on January 15 and began leaking 2.5GB of the stolen data that has since been removed.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Marketing giant RRD confirms data theft in Conti ransomware attack


Montcler (Italy)

Luxury Fashion & Outerwear

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Luxury retailer Montcler has disclosed that it suffered a data breach in December 2021 after data began appearing on a cybercriminal leak site. The company confirmed that some data related to its employees, former employees, suppliers, consultants, business partners, and customers was stolen and subsequently leaked after they refused to pay the demanded $3 million ransom. The AlphaV (BlackCat) ransomware operation has claimed responsibility. The stolen data is said to include earning statements, spreadsheets with what appears to be customer information, invoices and other documents, but no specifics were provided.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Fashion giant Moncler confirms data breach after ransomware attack


Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc (United States)

Human Resources Consulting Firm

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “In a recent legal filing, Strategic Benefits Advisors disclosed that an unauthorized third party had gained access to its data and may have removed several files containing consumer information. The Georgia-based company provides full-service employee benefits consulting for companies in many industries.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Data Breach Alert: Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc.


Bank Indonesia (Indonesia)

Financial Institution

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Bank Indonesia (BI), the central bank of the Republic of Indonesia, confirmed that a ransomware attack hit its networks last month. In a statement, BI said that their operational activities were not disrupted. CNN reported that the hackers made off with non-critical data belonging to Bank Indonesia employees before deploying ransomware payloads on over a dozen systems on the bank’s network. Conti has claimed responsibility. It claims to have 13.88 GB worth of documents and leaked a sample of files allegedly stolen from Bank Indonesia’s network as proof.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Indonesia’s central bank confirms ransomware attack, Conti leaks data


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