SITA hack may have been worse than originally thought

It has emerged that a data breach that struck Indian IT operator SITA a few months back was likely a lot worse than originally thought, with new companies claiming to have suffered attacks as a result. As reported by TechCrunch, Indian air company Air India has notified 4.5 million of its customers that their data may have been compromised, and …

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SolarWinds hack the work of thousands of cybercriminals

When many people think about a cyberattack, they probably imagine a lone hacker furiously typing out code in his basement. The recent SolarWinds hack, however, appears to have been the work of at least 1,000 cybercriminals. This is according to Microsoft President Brad Smith, who described the attack as “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen” …

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US government blames Russia for SolarWinds hack

The US government has accused Russia of being behind the recent SolarWinds attack, which is considered to be among the most significant of 2020. On Tuesday, four US security agencies, all members of a task force set up specifically to investigate the SolarWinds attack, issued a joint statement claiming the attack was “likely Russian in origin”. The agencies in question …

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IT giants VMware, Cisco confirmed as victims of SolarWinds hack

Cisco and VMware have emerged as the latest confirmed victims of the high-profile SolarWinds hack, in line with previous reports that tech companies make up a large proportion of those affected. According to Bloomberg, Cisco moved quickly to eliminate the threat and is confident that its products have not been compromised. “At this time, there is no known impact to …

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Microsoft says it has identified over 40 victims of SolarWinds hack

Microsoft has managed to identify more than 40 victims of the Solorigate / SUNBURST malware, the firm claims. Using data collected from its free Windows Defender cybersecurity tool, it found that while infected US government agencies may be the most headline-grabbing victims, they represent only a small portion of affected organizations. The majority of the companies are tech firms that …

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Up to 18,000 businesses hit in SolarWinds hack

Further complications have been identified in relation to the FireEye data breach, which we first reported on last week. It appears that not only was FireEye, together with a couple of US government agencies, breached as a result of a tainted SolarWinds update, but approximately 18,000 companies also fell victim to the attack. SolarWinds, whose internal networks were breached by …

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Ticketmaster UK fined by ICO following hack

Ticket sales and distribution company Ticketmaster has been fined by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a breach that took place over the course of a few month in 2018. According to a release from the ICO, the company will need to pay approximately $1.65 million for failing to properly safeguard its clients’ data. The communications watchdog says Ticketmaster …

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