Here’s the latest installment of the Hacks, Attacks and Breaches cybersecurity news update.
The Logically team provides top cyber security stories every week to keep you up to date on the latest news headlines on cybersecurity, hacking, computer security, ransomware and other cybersecurity threats.
State Bar of California
State Bar of California: Legal Professional & Regulatory Body
Risk to Small Business: The State Bar of California is investigating a data breach after learning that a third-party website had published confidential information about 260,000 attorney discipline cases in California and other jurisdictions. The exposed data included case numbers, file dates, information about the types of cases and their statuses, respondent and complaining witness names.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Sensitive data of this sort is a valuable commodity. This information could be used for blackmail, fraud, spear phishing, BEC and so much more nastiness.
New York State Ethics Commission
New York State Ethics Commission: Regulatory Authority
Risk to Small Business: New York’s ethics commission has shut down its online filing system after a cyberattack. The attack impacted several functions including a web server for the agency’s lobbying application and financial disclosure filing systems as well as other functions. The systems were taken offline late last week and will remain offline for the foreseeable future.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Losing the ability to process online applications, sales or requests could be a death knell for some businesses.
Nvidia: Graphics Processing Units (GPU) Manufacturer
Risk to Small Business: Legendary graphics chipmaker Nvidia has been hit with ransomware that took several of the company’s functions down for days, including internal email and developer tools. Ransomware group Lapsus$ is claiming responsibility. The group claims to have some 1TB of Nvidia threatening to leak it if Nvidia doesn’t pay an unspecified sum. In a highly unusual turn of events, a few days later, Lapsus$ took to the web to indignantly complain that Nvidia had hacked them in return, encrypting the data that Lapsus$ had snatched. The group says they have backups, and they’ll start publishing Nvidia’s data soon.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Cybercriminals are having a field day attacking supply chain targets in the hope of scoring a big payday fast from an organization with no time to lose.
Bridgestone Americas: Tire Manufacturer
Risk to Small Business: Bridgestone is shutting down production at its factories around the US as the company deals with an unspecified cybersecurity incident. The company released a statement saying that it was immediately disconnecting and pausing production at factories in the US and Latin America, with no projected timeline for reopening provided to employees.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Supply chain disruption has been the name of the game for cybercriminals and tires are an important part of most supply chains.