|Bombardier and Steris get caught up in a third-party data breach, troubled crypto exchange Cryptopia gets hacked again and the shockingly large percentage of data breaches that are email-based.|
| United Kingdom – Oxford University Division of Structural Biology Exploit: Hacking|
Oxford University Division of Structural Biology: Research Laboratories >> Read full details on our blog
| United Kingdom – Npower Exploit: Credential Stuffing|
Npower: Energy Utility >> Read full details on our blog
| United Kingdom – NurseryCam Exploit: Hacking|
NurseryCam: Childcare Monitoring App >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Gab Exploit: Hacking|
Gab: Social Media Platform >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Steris Exploit: Third Party Data Breach|
Steris: Medical Equipment Sales >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Covenant Healthcare Exploit: Phishing|
Covenant Healthcare: Medical System >> Read full details on our blog
| Canada – Bombardier Exploit: Third Party Data Breach|
Bombardier: Airplane Manufacturing >> Read full details on our blog
| Finland – tietoEVRY Exploit: Ransomware|
TietoEVRY: IT Services >> Read full details on our blog
| New Zealand – Cryptopia Exploit: Hacking|
Cryptopia: Cryptocurrency Exchange >> Read full details on our blog
|Kia hits a bump in the road with ransomware, Underwriters Laboratories didn’t check their cyber safety, Simon Fraser University is back for a cyberattack encore.|
| United States – Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) Exploit: Ransomware|
Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS): Payment Processor >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Kia Motors America Exploit: Ransomware|
Kia Motors America: Automotive Manufacturer >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Jones Day Exploit: Ransomware|
Jones Day: Law Firm >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Sequoia Capital Exploit: Phishing|
Sequoia Capital: Venture Capital Firm >> Read full details on our blog
| United States – Underwriters Laboratories Exploit: Ransomware|
Underwriters Laboratories: Safety Regulator >> Read full details on our blog
| Canada – Simon Frazer University Exploit: Hacking|
Simon Fraser University: Institution of Higher Learning >> Read full details on our blog
| The Netherlands – Dutch Research Council (NWO) Exploit: Malware|
Dutch Research Council: Government Entity >> Read full details on our blog
| The Netherlands – Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) Exploit: Credential Stuffing|
Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC): World Regulatory Body >> Read full details on our blog
| France – Beneteau SA Exploit: Malware|
Beneteau SA: Maritime Vessel Builder >> Read full details on our blog
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Here are a few straightforward tips to help reduce your cybersecurity risk, whether you’re online or offline.
1. Always be wary of any unexpected contact. If your bank, or any organisation you have dealings with, gets in touch out of the blue, treat it with caution. If you receive any emails that ask you to confirm personal information, assume it is a scam. Don’t click on any links and don’t provide any of your personal details. Instead, call the company that the communication claims to be from using a recognised telephone number and make sure that you’re dealing directly with them before sharing any of your details or responding to any requests.
2. Safeguard yourself against identity theft by making sure you never give out personal information to an unrecognised party. This can be used to steal your identity and access your accounts, so keep it safe. Don’t confirm any details to cold callers, even if they’re just asking you to verify information they claim to already have on file, and avoid entering your details into any promotional emails.
3. Keep operating systems and virus protection software up-to-date. Don’t ignore software updates on your mobile phone, computer and other devices, as these can often include measures to protect against new kinds of scams, viruses and ransomware.
4. Make sure all your accounts have a strong password using a mixture of letters (lower and upper case), numbers and symbols. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts and try and get into the habit of changing them regularly as this helps to reduce the risk of a cyber security attack. Ideally use a Password manager, or Complex Passphrase’s instead.
5. Be careful when using public WiFi. Use safe and secure WiFi connections and avoid public WiFi when you can. Your standard 3G or 4G connection will usually be a lot more secure than the one in the coffee shop or restaurant.
By following these simple cybersecurity steps you’ll be going a long way to helping keep your information safe online. An important rule to live by is that prevention is usually better than the cure! So, if you’re unsure about a potential risk, it’s better to proceed with caution rather than potentially put yourself in a compromising position.