Cybersecurity threats have become an integrated part of every company’s lifecycle. They are occurring now more than ever, and hackers are not selective – ultimately putting any company at risk for an attack.
To keep your company safe and your cybersecurity team up to date with the latest trends, it’s important to learn from recent incidents to avoid the same mistakes that left even the world’s largest corporations exposed.
Here are our top 5 September 2022 read-worthy incidents:
Sneaking out of the house isn’t the only thing teens are getting good at and a recent breach proves this. On September 15, 2022, Uber fell victim to an attack. In this case, a suspected teen hacker, who Uber believes is a part of Lapsus$, was able to access Uber’s systems. In a company notice, Uber explains that the hacker likely purchased an Uber EXT contractor’s password off the dark web, and after many attempts, was successfully able to access this worker’s account. Several internal systems, internal slack messages, information from an internal tool the company uses to manage invoices, and their dashboard at HackerOne were all accessed.
Most would think that one of the world’s biggest tech companies is heavily secure, right? Well… On September 2, 2022, Samsung confirmed a cybersecurity incident that affected customer data. Information such as name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information may have been compromised. After further investigation, Samsung discovered that this incident stemmed from an unauthorized third party acquiring information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems.
Optus, one of Australia’s largest telecommunication companies, suffered a cyberattack and confirmed it on September 22, 2022, through a company announcement. Customer names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, street addresses, medicare cards, and ID document numbers such as driver’s license and passport numbers of over 9 million people were potentially exposed.
American Airlines (Again?! Really?!):
On September 16, 2022, American Airlines informed customers that they experienced a security incident in July 2022. The notice explains the discovery of an unauthorized actor who compromised the email accounts of a limited number of American Airlines employees. Upon further investigation, they found that personal information such as name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, email address, driver’s license number, passport number, and/or certain medical information were accessible through the email accounts.
Tap Air Portugal:
As aviation becomes a hot target, TAP Air Portugal released an important notice to customers on September 21, 2022, regarding a cyber attack discovered back in August. The notice reads, “Regretfully, we want to inform that the following categories of personal data from some customers of TAP have been disclosed: name, nationality, gender, date of birth, address, email, telephone contact, customer registration date and frequent flyer number. The information for each affected customer may vary. We are releasing this notice to make customers aware of this matter. There is no indication that payment data was exfiltrated from TAP’s network.” While the company did not disclose how many people were affected, it is believed that over 1.5 million TAP customers had their data stolen.
While we’ve only listed 5 of the many incidents that occurred in September, it’s important to mention that breaches occur all the time, and hackers are getting more and more creative and sophisticated.
As businesses, it’s even more important for you to find ways to prevent, detect, and respond to these attacks in a quick and effective manner.
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