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Notable cyber-attacks March 2022
Earlier this week, we saw a mass-scale cyber-attack on several Israeli government websites. The Israel National Cyber Directorate confirmed that it faced a large-scale DDoS attack this week, disrupting access to critical government services for almost an hour. The threat actor behind this attack is suspected to be the IRGC group from Iran. There are still ongoing investigations to identify the possibility of this being a state-sponsored attack.
Leading game developer Ubisoft also reported a major breach this week. According to its statement, Ubisoft experienced a company-wide cybersecurity incident, causing temporary disruption its some of its services and games. The nature of the attack is yet to be identified. However, Ubisoft has mandated a password reset across its entire workforce.
Global automotive manufacturer Denso reported a ransomware attack this week. The company confirmed that several classified information was stolen and leaked. The attack was carried out by a Pandora Ransomware group, which targeted one of Denso’s offices in Germany. Denso is a key supplier to major automobile companies like Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota.
Latest developments in cybersecurity
Ethical hackers are being invited to participate in bug bounty programs to help Ukrainian cyber assets against Russian cyber aggression. Estonia-based platform HackenProof says they are inviting ethical hackers to find critical vulnerabilities in Ukrainian assets. The reports will be sent to Ukrainian cyber authorities for remediation.
Northern Ireland-based IT firm Outsource Solutions has acquired ANSEC, a growing cybersecurity company. ANSEC specialises in Digital Forensics, Cyber Incident Response, and security consultancy. According to Outsource Solutions, this acquisition will help both companies to address wider concerns in the field of cybersecurity.
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