A statement from Georgetown County’s local government said the county’s computer network “suffered a major infrastructure breach over the weekend.” Most of the county’s electronic systems, including emails, were impacted.
As reported by researchers ReBensk and Lukas Stefanko, a new malware spreads through Whatsapp messages when it auto-replies to any messaging conversations using a malicious link that leads to a fake Huawei app.
Cybercriminals will often use brute-force attacks, phishing emails, and existing data dumps to break into corporate networks but there is one area that is often ignored to a company's detriment: ghost accounts.
The repercussions of the SolarWinds hack are still being unraveled. As the Biden administration settles in, it will have to contend with the aftermath of this hack, and also work to prevent future security lapses that can endanger national security.
A phishing campaign observed at least since May 2020 has been found to target high-ranking company executives across manufacturing, real estate, finance, government, and technological sectors with the goal of obtaining sensitive information.
Not long after the scope of the breach began to come into view, a semantic battle commenced: Was the breach an attack or was it espionage? An attack demands a response. Espionage can be dismissed as business as usual.
Over 320,000 court records belonging to the second-most populous county in the US have been discovered sitting on a misconfigured online database. The exposed database was discovered on a Saturday and secured promptly two days later.