Recent Cyber Security Breaches: Shutterfly, Cox Communications and More

Cyber Security Breaches


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.

Shutterfly (United States)

Digital Image & Photography Services

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Shutterfly has been hit with a Conti ransomware attack that allegedly encrypted over 4,000 devices and 120 VMware ESXi servers. On the Conti leak site, they offer samples of stolen Shutterfly data including legal agreements, bank and merchant account info, login credentials for corporate services, spreadsheets, and customer information, including the last four digits of credit cards. Shutterfly said in a statement that their, Snapfish, TinyPrints, or Spoonflower sites were not affected by the attack. However, their corporate network, Lifetouch, BorrowLenses, and Groovebook experienced service disruptions.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Shutterfly services disrupted by Conti ransomware attack


Coombe Hospital (Ireland)

Furniture & Medical Center

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “The Coombe Hospital announced that it has been hit by a ransomware attack that has impacted its IT systems. The hospital stated that it had isolated and locked down its IT services on a precautionary basis. The maternity and infants’ hospital said that services are continuing as normal and no disruptions to patient care are expected. The HSE is assessing whether this will have a broader impact on the health service.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Ransomware cyberattack hits Coombe hospital, IT services locked down as precaution


Cox Communications (United States)

Digital Cable Provider

The Hack: Phishing (Vishing)

Quick Summary: “Cox Communications has disclosed a data breach after a hacker impersonated a support agent to gain access to customers’ personal information. The story goes that on October 11th, 2021, a bad actor impersonated a Cox support agent by phone to gain access to customer information. Cox is the third-largest cable television provider in the US with around 3 million customers.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Cox discloses data breach after hacker impersonates support agent


Volve Cars (Sweden)

Automotive Manufacturer

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “Swedish automotive company Volvo announced that hackers had violated its network and made off with valuable research and development data in a cyberattack. The company went on to say that its investigation confirmed that a limited amount of the company’s R&D property was stolen during the intrusion, but no other data was accessed. The company was quick to assure Volvo owners that there would be no impact on the safety or security of their cars or their personal data.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Hackers Steal Research Data From Sweden’s Volvo Cars


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (United States)

Art Museum

The Hack: Account Takeover

Quick Summary: “A system security breach prompted the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to shut down its website for a state investigation in late November 2021. The museum, an independent agency of the state, said the Virginia Information Technologies Agency detected an intrusion by an unauthorized third party to the museum’s environment in late November. An investigation is underway, and a temporary website has been established.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Virginia Museum Shuts Down Website Amid IT Breach


Frontier Software (Australia)

Payroll Services Technology Provider

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “South Australia’s state government announced that state government employee data has been exfiltrated as part of a ransomware attack on payroll provider Frontier Software. The company has informed the government that at least up to 80,000 government employees and 38,000 employees of other businesses may have had their data snatched by bad actors in the November 13 incident.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> South Australian government employee data taken in Frontier Software ransomware attack


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