Recent Data Breaches You Should Know About - January 2020

Each year, hundreds of Canadian businesses and institutions suffer at the hands of cybercriminals. Here are just a few of Canada’s most significant cyber attacks for the month of January. 

 

Canadian Cyber Security Breaches

 

2-Year Phishing Campaign Targets Major Canadian Banks 

Researchers recently uncovered a two-year-long phishing scam targeting the customers of fourteen major Canadian banks. Using look-alike domains, cybercriminals were able to send convincing emails to CIBC, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank and RBC clients, urging them to enter their banking credentials. Although the attack has now been identified, customers impacted by the scam are urged to contact their financial institution and keep a close eye on their accounts. 

 

Ransomware Attack Threatens Saskatchewan Patient Data 

eHealth is struggling to restore operations after a ransomware attack led to the encryption of several files containing patient information. Responsible for overseeing information systems for many public health care organizations, the IT-based corporation advises no personal data was stolen – however, the incident has affected employee productivity and led to costly downtime. eHealth has opted not to give in to the attackers and will attempt to restore operations on their own. 

 

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Other News for January:

Canadian Banks Increasingly Targeted By Cybercriminals 

2019’s Financial Breach Report has revealed that financial services organizations and their customers are becoming a primary target for cybercrime. According to the report, 6% of all data breaches affected these organizations, which also accounted for 60% of all leaked records. Experts have identified hacking and malware as the leading cause, with the average cost of a stolen record reaching an alarming $210. All organizations are advised to keep a proactive IT security strategy in place to minimize breaches. 

 

Other Breaches:

 

Below are other notable, global cybersecurity breaches for January:

 

Below are other notable, global cyber security breaches for December:

 

Name of the Organization

Type of Exploitation

Type of Company

Location

Sinai Health System

Phishing Scam

Healthcare Network

Chicago, IL, US

Synoptek

Ransomware

Cloud Hosting and IT Management

US

Special Olympics NY

Phishing Scam

Nonprofit Organization

NY, US

Active Network

Unauthorized Database Access

Educational Software Developer

US

Maastricht University

Ransomware

University

Netherlands

The Cabinet Office

Accidental Sharing

Governmental Department Responsible For Supporting the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UK

Travelex

Malware Attack

Foreign Currency Exchange

UK

Alomere Health

Phishing Attack

General Hospital

MN, US

Contra Costa Library System

Ransomware

Library Network

Contra Costa County, CA, US

Wyze

Unprotected Database

Home Security Company

US

The Heritage Company

Ransomware

Telemarketing and Fundraising Firm

US

Children’s Choice Pediatrics

Ransomware

Pediatric Healthcare Provider

McKinney, TX, US

Perricone MD

Malware Attack

Skincare and Cosmetics Firm

UK

London Stock Exchange

Cyber Attack

Stock Exchange for City of London

London, UK

Hanna Andersson

Malware Attack

Children’s Clothing Maker

Portland, OR, US

Health Quest

Phishing Scam

Hospital Network

US

The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopment

Phishing Scam

Healthcare Provider

Vorhees, N.J., US

EuroTickets2020

Malware Attack

Online Ticket Reseller

UK

Regus

Accidental Data Sharing

Municipality

Germany

GEDIA Automotive Group

Ransomware

Automotive Parts Supplier

Germany

Capita Education Services

Accidental Data Sharing

Software Management and Support Services

UK

Atlassian

Software Vulnerability

Enterprise Software Company

Australia

 

Cybercrime is never a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when.” Protect your business from crippling cyber attacks with the help of an accountable, reliable, responsible (and affordable), Managed IT Services provider. 

 

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Posted by Adrian Ghira on Feb 11, 2020 5:28:50 PM

Topics: security, attack, ransomware, malware, breach, phishing, data

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