WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO 136

WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO 136


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WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO 136

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1- Chinese hackers compromised Indian government websites

According to Vionnews, the US Justice Department has said the five Chinese hackers who were charged targeted Indian government’s networks and “compromised foreign government computer networks”.  Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen has charged five Chinese nationals with computer hacking and charged two Malaysians for helping them. Justice Department statement said the Malaysian nationals were arrested but the Chinese nationals were still at large.

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2- Data breach at University of Tasmania affects 20,000 students

According to Abc.net, the University of Tasmania has had to contact almost 20,000 students after their personal information was accidentally made accessible to all users with a UTAS email address. The data that became accessible due to the breach varied for individual students but could have included birth dates as well as whether the student had a disability or identified as indigenous. UTAS said there was “no evidence this data breach was the result of malicious activity” and that “security settings on shared files were unintentionally configured incorrectly, which made the information visible and accessible to unauthorised users”.

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3- Laser developer IPG Photonics hit by a ransomware attack

According to Siliconangle, Nasdaq-listed U.S. laser company IP Photonics Corp. has been hit by a ransomware attack that shut down saw its information technology systems worldwide. First reported Friday by Bleeping Computer, the ransomware attack involved the RansomExx strain of ransomware, sometimes also dubbed Ransom X. RansomExx was first detected in Jly when Japanese technology company Konica Minolta Inc. was attacked and its services knocked offline for about a week. RansomExx is believed to be a newer version of a previous form of ransomware called Defray777.

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4- Ontario nurses’ college hit by ransomware attack, personal data at risk

According to Globalnews, the organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The College of Nurses of Ontario, which oversees about 188,000 members, offered few details about what it had previously referred to only as a “cybersecurity incident” it discovered Sept. 8. “(The college) was affected by ransomware,” spokeswoman Angela Smith said. “To date, we have not received a ransom demand amount, nor have we been in contact with the hackers.”

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