22nd February 2021 | Target: Silicon Valley | Reported Here
A leading venture capital firm based in California’s Silicon Valley has fallen victim to a cyber-attack.
According to Axios, Sequoia Capital contacted investors on Friday, February 19, to inform them that their financial data and personal information had been accessed by an unauthorized third party. The data breach occurred after the email account belonging to an employee at the firm was compromised in a phishing attack.
20th February 2021 | Target: Kroger | Reported Here
Kroger was among the companies affected by a data breach caused by a weakness in a product offered by Accellion, a third-party company that the retailer used for secure file transfer services, according to a company press release.
The breach didn’t affect Kroger’s IT system, the store systems, debit or credit card information, and no customer data was misused, the retailer said, but it did impact certain HR data, money service records, and pharmacy records.
19th February 2021 | Target: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) | Reported Here
UL, which you may know better as Underwriters Laboratories, has overcome countless obstacles in its 127-year run as the world’s leading safety testing authority. Now they’re facing down a true 21st century menace: ransomware.
16th February 2021 | Target: Lakehead University | Reported Here
Students at Lakehead University are getting an extended winter study break following a cyber attack.
Classes were scheduled to resume Monday, but that has been pushed by four days to Friday. Students had expressed concern about not being able to access campus computers and systems with mid-term exams approaching.
29th January 2021 | Target: United States Cellular Corporation | Reported Here
U.S. Cellular, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in America, has suffered a data breach. Hackers reportedly gained access to protected systems by installing malware on a computer at a U.S. Cellular retail store.
According to the breach notification filed with the Office of the Vermont Attorney General the attack began on the 4th of January. Hackers targeted a handful of U.S. Cellular store employees who had access to its customer relationship management (or CRM) software.
26th January 2021 | Target: Dairy Farm | Reported Here
Around January 14th, 2021, the retail giant Dairy Farm was attacked by the REvil ransomware operation. The attackers demanded a $30 million ransom. The ransomware group compromised Dairy Farm’s network and encrypted devices. Allegedly the attackers had access to information up until 7 days after the attack.