Security Breach – 4 March 2022

Cybercrime 2022

Security Breach – 4 March 2022

Cybercrime remains relentless. It’s easy to see that businesses won’t be seeing a decrease in cybercrime anytime soon, with surging risk in several areas like cryptomining, supply chain risk, social media phishing and more up-and-coming attack vectors.

That means that the pressure that organisations face on their security will just keep ratcheting up in 2022 – and you need to have the right combination of solutions to offer your clients to keep them out of trouble.

Recent Breaches

 

Japan – Toyota – Automobile Manufacturer

Exploit: Third-Party Data Breach

Risk to Small Business: Severe: Toyota announced that it is shutting down its domestic factory operations briefly after a cyberattack at a supplier. The supplier, Kojima Industries Corp, has admitted to being attacked but offered no further information. It was not made clear how long Toyota’s Japanese factories, which total one-third of its production yearly, will be closed.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

USA – Nvidia – Graphics Processing Units (GPU) Manufacturer

Exploit: Ransomware

Risk to Small Business: Severe: Legendary graphics chipmaker Nvidia has been hit with ransomware that took several of the company’s functions down for days, including internal email and developer tools. Ransomware group Lapsus$ is claiming responsibility. The group claims to have some 1TB of Nvidia threatening to leak it if Nvidia doesn’t pay an unspecified sum. In a highly unusual turn of events, a few days later, Lapsus$ took to the web to indignantly complain that Nvidia had hacked them in return, encrypting the data that Lapsus$ had snatched. The group says they have backups, and they’ll start publishing Nvidia’s data soon.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Customers Impacted:  Unknown

Protect your data and systems by implementing a solid cybersecurity plan today. Talk to a TCT team member today and we can show you how.

Robert Brown
4/03/2022

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