In recent news, Microsoft has successfully repelled a cyber attack on government servers in Western Europe. The attack, believed to be orchestrated by Chinese hackers, aimed to steal confidential information. The attack started on May 15th, but was only discovered on June 16th. It is suspected that the attack was carried out by a group known as Storm 0558, which is linked to Chinese intelligence and specializes in espionage, data theft, and credential access.
Another recent incident involved a server disruption at Internet Thailand (Inet), affecting over 300 customers, including the Bangkok Post. The attack was a ransomware variant that targeted the hypervisor management system. However, no ransom was paid as the data was recovered through backups. Inet CEO, Morragot Kulatumyotin, assured that measures will be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
HCA Healthcare, a major healthcare provider, also fell victim to a data breach that impacted over 11 million patients. The leaked information included patient names, contact details, and appointment dates. As a result, HCA Healthcare’s IT staff are advised to remain vigilant against social engineering scams via calls, messages, and emails.
2. Microsoft successfully repelled a cyber attack on government servers believed to be orchestrated by Chinese hackers.
3. Inet experienced a server disruption caused by a ransomware attack, affecting over 300 customers.
4. HCA Healthcare suffered a data breach, compromising the personal information of 11 million patients.
5. It is important for organizations to remain vigilant and take necessary measures to prevent cyber attacks and data breaches.