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The top cyber security breaches in 2019 (so far!)

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The top cyber security breaches in 2019 (so far!)

There has been a high number of cyber security incidents that have been made public in 2019, some with very large financial ramifications. Organisations have been fined large amounts by the ICO following GDPR data breaches demonstrating that they are taking their enforcement responsibilities seriously. Cyber-attacks are increasing and the consequences can impact even reputable big brands and responsible organisations. The cost and time required to recover to a "Business as usual" state should never to be underestimated. Make sure that your organisation has a robust cyber security strategy in place to protect against cybercrime. To find out more about how Dionach can help protect your business see our Cyber Incident Response Services.

Here is a summary of some of the more prominent incidents that have recently hit the headlines.

Zoom Meeting client vulnerabilities
https://medium.com/@jonathan.leitschuh/zoom-zero-day-4-million-webcams-maybe-an-rce-just-get-them-to-visit-your-website-ac75c83f4ef5

Marriott to face £99 million GDPR fine from ICO over November 2018 data breach
https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3078657/marriott-to-face-gbp99-million-gdpr-fine-from-ico-over-november-2018-data-breach

British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48905907

Lake City fires employee after paying ransom in malware attack
https://www.wcjb.com/content/news/City-of-Lake-City-moves-Forward-after-Cyber-Attack-511802711.html

7-Eleven Japan shut down a mobile payments after hackers exploited security flaw
https://www.businessinsider.com/7-eleven-japan-7pay-hackers-passwords-2019-7

How a ransomware attack cost Norsk Hydro £45m
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48661152

Wipro phishing attackers from earlier this year also targeted Western Union, Expedia, Rackspace
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/26/wipro_hack_crew_much_bigger_operation_riskiq/

YubiKey FIPS reduced initial randomness vulnerability causes key replacement program
https://www.yubico.com/support/security-advisories/ysa-2019-02/

Flipboard Data Breach – Passwords and Links to Third Party Accounts
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/05/31/flipboard-data-breach-what-users-should-do-now/

Leicester City Online Shop Compromised
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/31/leicester_city_fc_hacked_credit_card_data/

City of Baltimore’s ransomware nightmare
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/baltimore-ransomware-nightmare-could-last-weeks-more-with-big-consequences/

Equifax's financial outlook now negative
https://www.databreachtoday.com/moodys-changes-equifaxs-outlook-to-negative-a-12521

Posted by Gavin