Security Breach – 7 Jun 2024

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Security Breach – 7 Jun 2024

Email is an essential primary communication tool for individuals and businesses alike, but it brings many risks in its wake. Nine out of 10 cyberattacks start with a phishing email. Cybercriminals are constantly refining their techniques to launch convincing phishing attacks, aiming to deceive recipients into disclosing personal information, financial details or access credentials. The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has only made that proposition easier for them.

The integration of AI and social engineering in phishing attacks has escalated the sophistication and effectiveness of these cyberthreats, making them increasingly dangerous for individuals and organisations. AI technologies enable attackers to personalise phishing campaigns and automate attacks on a scale previously unattainable. Parallelly, social engineering tactics exploit human psychology to manipulate victims into divulging confidential information or performing actions that compromise security.

Recent Breaches


Australia – Guardian Childcare – Daycare Center Operator

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Moderate: Guardian Childcare, a major provider in Victoria, suffered a cyberattack potentially affecting thousands of families. The breach led to the theft of scanned identification documents. Guardian advised affected families to contact the issuing authority for replacements and stay alert for potential scams.

United States – Seattle Public Library – Library System

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe: The Seattle Public Library suffered a ransomware attack over Memorial Day weekend, forcing all 27 locations to take their systems offline. While preparing for scheduled server maintenance, the library’s systems were attacked. The website and some digital services were restored overnight, but many services, including e-book access, computers, Wi-Fi, and printing, remain affected. The library is posting updates on its blog and cannot confirm if data was compromised or when full functionality will be restored.

Talk to a TCT team member today about implementing cyber security plan for your business.

Robert Brown

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