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EMPLOYEE CARRIES OUT INSIDER ATTACK AFTER GETTING FIRED

August 2021

Union credit employee deletes 21 GB of files from the company’s shared files after being fired.

A woman from New York has pleaded guilty to deleting computer data from a credit union from which she had recently been fired from. It is believed that in 40 minutes she had managed to delete about 20,433 files and 3478 directories which came up to 21.3 GB. Included in the things she deleted was a document named ‘! Cynet Ransom Protection (DON’T DELETE)’ which contained information related to the company's anti ransomware protection software.

IOT ATTACKS HAVE INCREASED GREATLY IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS

August 2021

In the first half of 2021 there have been 1.5 billion attacks towards smart devices.

There has been an increase of 100% in cyber-attacks on IoT devices looking to steal things such as data. According to Kaspersky the compromised devices are being used to mine crypto currencies, on top of traditional DDoS attacks in which the devices are being added to botnets.

BRUTE-FORCE ATTACKS ARE NOW TARGETING GIFT CARD DATA

August 2021

Cyber-criminal groups are now mass testing millions of username and password combinations in a bid to get the gift card data.

These cyber criminals are getting into thousands of inboxes every day in a campaign that targets gift card and customer-loyalty program data in doing so they would then be able to cash out or purchase free things with those accounts they have stolen from.