Cyber Security Incident Log w/e 24/02/2017


Cyber attack hits Asiana Airlines’ Web Site

The attack occurred early Monday morning, blocking customers’ access to the company’s Web site via computers and mobile phones….

Smart teddy bears involved in a contentious data breach

It’s now alleged that CloudPets, the toy maker which recently experienced a serious data breach, had customers voice recording stolen too


Top bank executives required to vouch for cyber attack defences

World’s biggest banks and insurers have to meet New York regulator’s tough new rules in a tough new move to protect customer confidential information

‘Cloudbleed’ Data Breach

Sources point to a bug found in code operated by web infrastructure company Cloudflare, which provides security and hosting services for thousands of major internet sites.

Some of these clients are big-name web companies – including Uber, Yelp, Fitbit, and OkCupid – and due to a tiny but significant error in some of Cloudflare’s code, sensitive user information from some of these sites was being randomly inserted into web pages when visited by other people.

Phishing attack dupes manufacturing company employees

Amalgamated Sugar was hit by a phishing attack.  According to a press relaeaseThe company became aware of the breach in a matter of hours, It was discovered after a hacker posed as the company’s CEO by mimicking his company email address. The hacker sent a spear phishing email to a corporate employee requesting copies of employee personal information

Arby’s Restaurant hit with litigation from major banks following cybersecurity breach

The class action suits allege that that the compromised customers’ credit and debit card information, have caused financial harm to  card payment-issuing companies including North Alabama Educators Credit Union, Wanigas Credit Union, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company and First Choice Federal Credit Union.

The suits claim negligence, asserting that Arby’s should have taken more proactive measures to equip its point-of-sale networks with sturdier systems, including a chip-reading system known as EMV technology mandated of all businesses as of Oct. 1, 2015.