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Pepsi Bottling Distributor Malware Cybercrime Cyberattack Hacked Data Theft System Breach

Pepsi’s bottling distributor reports malware attack from hackers

An info-stealing malware had reportedly caused damage to the networks of Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC, the beverage company’s largest product distributor, injected by unknown hackers. The incident occurred last December 23 and resulted in data theft from the company’s IT systems. Based on the company’s report, they only discovered unauthorised access in its systems last...
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Royal Ransomware Threat Group Malware Linux VMware ESXi Virtualization Servers Cybercrime

Royal ransomware for Linux targets VMware ESXi servers

Linux devices could now be targeted by Royal ransomware after its operators created an upgrade that supports VMware ESXi virtual machines. This ransomware operation is the latest addition to the list of well-known ransomware encryptors that could target Linux, such as Black Basta, BlackMatter, REvil, LockBit, Hive, and RansomEXX. The Royal ransomware variant for Linux...
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Sharp Healthcare US Patient Data Security Breach Cyberattack Compromised Database

Sharp Healthcare notified patients about a security breach

A US-based non-profit healthcare group, Sharp Healthcare, said that 62,777 of its patients had been impacted by a recent cyberattack on its website (sharp[.]com), conducted by cybercriminals that aimed to steal a massive database of patients’ information. In the released advisory, the healthcare group clarified that the compromised patients’ data varied per individual, but it...
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LockBit Ransomware Threat Group Cyberattack ION Group Operation Disruption US UK

LockBit claimed the ransomware attack on the ION Group

The United Kingdom-based software company, ION Group, suffered a ransomware attack later claimed by the LockBit operators. This software company produces products used by banks, trading corporations, financial firms, market analytics, and investment management. Last month, the company announced a cybersecurity incident stating that it affected the ION Cleared Derivatives. The ION Cleared Derivatives is...
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Background Check Security Breach PeopleConnect TruthFinder Instant Checkmate Data Leak Dark Web

Two major background check services struck by a security breach

Two background check services owned by the PeopleConnect corporation, TruthFinder, and Instant Checkmate, have reportedly been struck by a security breach incident. The hack leaked millions of customers’ databases in an underground forum from 2011 to 2019. TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate are platforms subscribed to by other companies to conduct background checks on individuals through...
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Vice Media US Data Breach Fraud Prevention Digital Media Broadcasting

Vice Media concludes data breach investigations from 2022

Numerous sensitive data owned by more than 1,700 individuals have been compromised due to a security incident that struck the American-Canadian digital media and broadcasting firm Vice Media. Reports revealed that the attack began last year in March, with the investigations only to have been concluded this year. The initial findings from a cybersecurity team...
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Data Breach Operation Disruption Indianapolis Housing Agency US Cyberattack Hacked

A breach in Indianapolis Housing Agency struck over 200K people

Over 200,000 individuals have been affected by a data breach incident that hit the Indianapolis Housing Agency in the US. According to reports, numerous critical information was included in the leak, such as people’s full names and Social Security numbers. The notification letters sent to the affected people explained that the attack was detected last...
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Dark Web Marketplace Hacker Duo Lingo Database Leak Online Learning Exposed API

A hacker sells a DuoLingo database containing 2.6M entries

A recent post in a dark web forum is currently being investigated, involving DuoLingo, a language learning platform, after its customer accounts database was allegedly being sold by hackers online. The posted database is comprised of 2.6 million DuoLingo customer account entries. The starting price for the offered database was $1,500, but it is still...
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NextGen Healthcare US Ransomware Cyberattack ALPHV BlackCat Threat Group

NextGen Healthcare confirmed a ransomware attack from ALPHV

The notorious BlackCat ransomware, also known as ALPHV, recently added a US-based healthcare technology company ‘NextGen Healthcare’ to its list of victims. The company confirmed this by notifying the public in a statement. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, NextGen develops software that caters to its clients in the healthcare industry. The firm promises an all-in-one solution...
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Email Marketing MailChimp Security Breach Hacked Social Engineering Fraud Prevention

Email marketing firm MailChimp reveals new security breach issue

The internal customer support and account admin tool of one of the most utilised email marketing platforms, MailChimp, has reportedly faced a data breach attack from unknown hackers. This recent incident caused the theft of MailChimp’s internal database containing information owned by 133 customers. According to the email marketing firm’s statement, a social engineering tactic...
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