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IT Security Newsletter - 11/16/2020


Capcom confirms data breach after gamers' info stolen in cyberattack

Japanese game giant Capcom has announced a data breach after confirming that attackers stole sensitive customer and employee information during a recent ransomware attack. If you grew up going to arcades or playing video games, then Capcom is instantly recognizable as the developer of well-known game franchises, including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Ghosts and Goblins, Devil May Cry, and Mega Man. On November 2nd, 2020, Capcom was hit with a cyberattack that led to them shutting down portions of their network to halt the infection's spread. READ MORE...


Biotech Company Miltenyi Biotec Discloses Malware Attack

International biotechnology company Miltenyi Biotec says it has fully recovered from a malware attack that affected parts of its network over the past couple of weeks. The Cologne, Germany-based company provides solutions for cell and therapy research, including COVID-19-related products. It has facilities in 28 countries and employs more than 3,000 people. In an official statement, Miltenyi Biotec announced that, over the past couple of weeks, it experienced malware attacks. READ MORE...

Retail giant Cencosud hit by Egregor Ransomware attack, stores impacted

Chilean-based multinational retail company Cencosud has suffered a cyberattack by the Egregor ransomware operation that impacts services at stores. Cencosud is one of the largest retail companies in Latin America, with over 140,000 employees and $15 billion in revenue for 2019. Cencosud manages a wide variety of stores in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, including Easy home goods, Jumbo supermarkets, and the Paris department stores. READ MORE...


Schneider Electric Warns Customers of Drovorub Linux Malware

One of the security bulletins released this week by Schneider Electric warns customers about Drovorub, a piece of Linux malware that was recently detailed by the NSA and the FBI. The U.S. agencies issued a joint advisory in mid-August to warn organizations that the cyber-espionage group known as APT28, which has been linked to Russia's General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), has been using a piece of Linux malware named Drovorub. READ MORE...

Information Security

Cybercrime Moves to the Cloud to Accelerate Attacks Amid Data Glut

Cybercriminals are embracing cloud-based services and technologies in order to accelerate their attacks on organizations and better monetize their wares, researchers have found. This is largely driven by cybercriminals who sell access to what they call "clouds of logs," which are caches of stolen credentials and other data hosted in the cloud. The cloud-based approach makes the information more easily available to interested buyers, who then turn around and use the data to conduct secondary attacks. READ MORE...


Healthcare organizations are sitting ducks for attacks and breaches

Seventy-three percent of health system, hospital and physician organizations report their infrastructures are unprepared to respond to attacks. The survey results estimated 1500 healthcare providers are vulnerable to data breaches of 500 or more records, representing a 300 percent increase over this year. Black Book Market Research surveyed 2,464 security professionals from 705 provider organizations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies. READ MORE...

On This Date

  • ...in 1914, the federal reserve bank of the United States officially opens.
  • ...in 1916, actor Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and dozens of other characters, is born in Toledo, OH.
  • ...in 1952, game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who created both "Super Mario Bros." and "The Legend of Zelda", is born in Kyoto, Japan.
  • ...in 1973, NASA launches Skylab 4. It was the final and longest manned mission of the Skylab program, lasting over 84 days in orbit.