Recent Cyber Security Breaches: Whirlpool, T-Mobile 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 attacks here and around the world.

T-Mobile (United States)

Mobile Device Network Provider

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “T-Mobile has found itself embroiled in a “malicious hacking incident” that has resulted in data exposure for an estimated 200,000 clients. The company said in a statement that Customer proprietary network information (CPNI) was accessed and may have included phone numbers, the number of lines on the account and call-related information.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> T-Mobile data breach exposed phone numbers, call records


Whirlpool (United States)

Appliance Manufacturer

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “The Nefilim ransomware gang struck at Whirlpool, stealing data but not impacting manufacturing operations. The gang claims that the files it published were obtained from Whirlpool during a ransomware attack in December 2020. The leaked data appeared to be proprietary and staff information including documents related to employee benefits, accommodation requests, medical information requests, background checks, and more.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Home appliance giant Whirlpool hit in Nefilim ransomware attack


The Hospital Group (United Kingdom)

Private Cosmetic Surgery Services

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “The REvil ransomware gang is claiming responsibility for a data breach at celebrity plastic surgery clinic chain The Hospital Group. The ransomware operators say that they’ve hacked essential data storage systems and have threatened to release before-and-after pictures of celebrity clients from their stash of more than 600 GB of data if the ransom is not paid, but no word on how much they’re asking for.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> REvil gang threatens to release intimate pictures of celebs who are customers of The Hospital Group


Symrise (Germany)

Flavor and Fragrance Producer

The Hack: Ransomware

Quick Summary: “Clop ransomware disrupted operations at one of the world’s largest manufacturers of flavors and scents. Allegedly, bad actors breached security through ransomware, stole 500 GB of unencrypted files, and encrypted close to 1,000 devices. Production was temporarily shut down but most systems have been restored.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Flavors designer Symrise halts production after Clop ransomware attack


Aetna (United States)

Insurance Company

The Hack: Malicious Insider

Quick Summary: “Aetna is in hot water after a debacle that involved a contractor BEC and phishing in an explosive insider incident. On Sept. 28, Aetna was informed that an EyeMed email account was accessed by an unauthorized individual and that phishing emails were sent to addresses contained in the mailbox. The email account contained information about individuals who previously or currently receive vision-related services through EyeMed, including Aetna customers.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Information of nearly half a million Aetna members exposed in email hack


Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Scotland)

National Environmental Regulatory Authority

The Hack: Hacking

Quick Summary: “A hacking incident at SEPA has left some services offline but not severely impacted important data or functions. The Christamas Eve attack knocked communication into and across the organization offline, but core regulatory, monitoring, flood forecasting, and warning services continued unimpeded. The incident is under investigation, and complete restoration is anticipated quickly.” -ID Agent

Read More Here >> Scottish Environment Protection Agency targeted in cyberattack

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