Recent Cyber Security Breaches: Viasat, Samsung 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.

Viasat (United States)

Internet Service Provider

The Hack: Nation-State Cyberattack

Quick Summary: “An estimated 10 thousand people found themselves without internet access after a cyberattack took down service to fixed broadband customers in Ukraine and elsewhere on its European KA-SAT network. The attack, starting about the same time as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, is suspected to be the work of Russia-aligned nation-state threat actors. No data was accessed or stolen in the incident, which is still under investigation.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Viasat says ‘cyber event’ is causing broadband outages across Europe


Samsung (Korea)

Electronics Maker

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “The Lapsus$ hacking group just published a 190-gigabyte trove of confidential data including source code that it claims to have seized from Samsung Electronics in a ransomware attack. Reports say that the stolen code contains the source for every Trusted Applet in Samsung’s TrustZone environment, which handles sensitive tasks such as hardware cryptography and access control. It may also include biometric unlock operation algorithms, the bootloader source for recent devices, activation server source code and the full source code used to authenticate and authorize Samsung accounts. Samsung says that they’re investigating the incident.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Hackers leak 190GB of data taken in alleged Samsung breach


State Bar of California (United States)

Legal Professional & Regulatory Body

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “The State Bar of California is investigating a data breach after learning that a third-party website had published confidential information about 260,000 attorney discipline cases in California and other jurisdictions. The exposed data included case numbers, file dates, information about the types of cases and their statuses, respondent and complaining witness names.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> California Bar investigates after confidential discipline records published online


Ubisoft (France)

Video Game Studio

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “French video game company Ubisoft has admitted that a cyber security incident knocked many games, services and systems offline. Guess who claimed responsibility? If you answered “Lapsus$”, you’re right! Ubisoft says that no customer information was accessed, and games should be operating normally now. Credential compromise appears to have been a factor as Ubisoft employees have reportedly been required to change their passwords.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> After Nvidia & Samsung, gaming giant Ubisoft suffers cyber attack


Bridgestone Americas (United States)

Tire Manufacturer

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “Bridgestone is shutting down production at its factories around the US as the company deals with an unspecified cybersecurity incident. The company released a statement saying that it was immediately disconnecting and pausing production at factories in the US and Latin America, with no projected timeline for reopening provided to employees.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Bridgestone Americas ‘disconnects’ manufacturing facilities following ‘security incident’


Toyota (Japan)

Automobile Manufacturer

The Hack: Third-Party Risk

Quick Summary: “Toyota announced that it is shutting down its domestic factory operations briefly after a cyberattack at a supplier. The supplier, Kojima Industries Corp, has admitted to being attacked but offered no further information. It was not made clear how long Toyota’s Japanese factories, which total one-third of its production yearly, will be closed.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Toyota suspends domestic factory operations after suspected cyber attack


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