The world of cyber security is constantly changing, and news of cyber-attacks, data breaches, and other security issues are becoming increasingly common. In March of 2021 alone, several major companies were affected by cyber-attacks, including CommScope, Rheinmetall, Meta, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry, and NCR.
CommScope, an American company that is in the business of providing network infrastructure, was reportedly hit by a ransomware attack. Afterward, cybercriminals leaked data of thousands of the company’s employees onto the dark web, including social security numbers and bank account details of employees involved in the R&D of infrastructure products. German-based company Rheinmetall has also become a victim of a cyber attack recently, and hackers fraudulently accessed data related to industrial customers, largely from the automobile sector.
Facebook owner Meta is another company that has been affected by cyber-attacks, and the company has agreed to pay $725 million as it failed to protect the data of its users from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The incident affected all users who had Facebook accounts from May 24th, 2007, to December 22nd, 2022.
The Slovenian government reported that Chinese hacking group Vixen Panda, aka APT15, was reportedly involved in a cyber attack that took place on the Slovenian Foreign Ministry. Additionally, American software and technology consulting firm NCR was recently crippled by a ransomware attack launched by the BlackCat/Alphv gang, disrupting their Aloha Point of sale platform.
These recent cyber-attacks highlight the importance of cyber security and the need for companies to take measures to protect their data. Companies should ensure that they are using the latest software and security protocols in order to protect themselves from cyber-attacks. Additionally, businesses should also be aware of the potential risks posed by cyber-attacks and the steps they can take to protect themselves.