Hacked Psychotherapy Centre Vastaamo Declares Bankruptcy

On 11th of February, private mental health services company Vastaamo declared bankruptcy after confidential treatment records hacked and patients blackmailed in October, 2020. A 10-gigabyte data file containing private information between at least 2,000 patients and their therapists leaked online. According to the head of the state digital services agency DVV, Kimmo Rousku:  “The cyber-attack could have been avoided if Vastaamo had used better encryption”.  

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More information about the incident can be found here:   https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/hacked_psychotherapy_centre_vastaamo_files_for_bankruptcy/11785891https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/26/tens-of-thousands-psychotherapy-records-hacked-in-finland

Hacked Water Supply Of Florida Town – Threat Of Poisoning

In the first week of February, the hackers remotely accessed the water treatment plant of Oldsmar, Florida and changed the lye in the drinking water to dangerous levels that could have poisoned 15,000 residents of the Tampa Bay area if an employee had not noticed that someone was controlling his computer. “It has been publicly acknowledged that an operator machine had a remote access software package – TeamViewer- installed and accessible to the Internet. This led to manipulation of control set points for the dosing rate of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) into the water.”
 
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More information about the incident and recommendations how to prevent situations like that one can be found here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/oldsmar-florida-water-supply-hack.html
https://www.dragos.com/blog/industry-news/recommendations-following-the-oldsmar-water-treatment-facility-cyber-attack/

Hacked British Mensa Website – Insecure Passwords

The British Mensa, the high IQ society, failed to secure the passwords on its website, inducing a cyberattack on its website that has led to the members’ personal data Internet leak. According to Eugene Hopkinson, a former director and technology officer of British Mensa: “The stored passwords of Mensa members were not hashed, potentially allowing hackers to unscramble them”.
 
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More information about the incident can be found here:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2021/02/09/mensa-members-embarrassing-private-chats-are-leaked-online/?sh=241e41227a5a

Apple and Microsoft Hacked in a Novel Supply Chain Attack

A security researcher, Alex Birsan, hacked into Apple, Microsoft, PayPal and other major tech companies’ internal systems by exploiting a vulnerability called ‘dependency confusion’. “Dependency confusion can allow an attacker to execute malware within a company’s networks by overriding privately-used dependency packages with malicious, public packages of the same name”. Many companies use private dependency packages and are in a ‘risk group’.
 
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More information about the incident can be found here:
https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/researcher-hacks-apple-microsoft-and-other-major-tech-companies-in-novel-supply-chain-attack

Data Breach Incident In The Washington State

On the 1st of February, personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filled in an unemployment claim form in the Washington state in 2020 leaked online. The Washington State Auditor “blames the breach on a software vulnerability in Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance service, which allows organizations to share sensitive documents with users outside their organization securely”.

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More information about the incident can be found here: https://thehackernews.com/2021/02/data-breach-exposes-16-million-jobless.html

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