A Synopsis of Cyber Attacks on Chili’s, World Rugby and Danish Rail Network

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Cyber Attack News is out that a database owned by Chili’s Restaurant has been compromised and details such as customer’s credit card information have been accessed by hackers.

Dallas based Brinker International, which owns Chili’s restaurant chain of nearly 1600 outlets has made it official that some of the customer credit card info and debit card data might have leaked during the incident which took place between March and April this year.

After the discovery of the breach on May 11th,2018, Chili’s parent company has pressed law enforcement and third-party forensic experts to determine how the breach occurred and who was behind the breach.

As a precautionary measure, Brinker suggests to all its customers to monitor their bank and credit card statements for the next few months and report any misuse to the bank authorities.

In another cyber attack incident, Danish State Rail Operator DSB aka Danske Statsbaner is said to have become a victim of an unprecedented DDoS cyber attack on Sunday last week. As a result of the disruption caused by denial of service attack, the train operators website was shut down allowing the passengers to purchase ticks manually from the ticket inspectors. Only those with Rejsekort Travel Cards were able to use the rail service without any hiccups.

Internal Mail systems and telephone communication owned by DSB were also affected by the cyber attack. And as result of the distributed denial of service disruption, the staff of the rail network had to communicate via social media or other messaging apps.

Meanwhile, another security incident of a similar sort is said to have made the governing body of World Rugby suspend one of its websites last week. It is said that one of the cyber espionage group’s active on the dark web is said to have targeted the World Rugby’s training and education website’s database accessing personal data of more than 8K individuals.

As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, hackers were able to access the first name, email address and encrypted passwords of nearly eight thousand website users which includes players, coaches, and parents of players.

The incident occurred on May 3rd this year and the attack mimics the one which took place on the websites of other sporting bodies such as WADA and IAAF this year.

As the World Rugby governing body is based in Dublin, Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s office was informed about the data breach.

Note- the details of the cyber attack on World Rugby has emerged just days before the EU’s General Data Protection regulation comes into effect on May 25.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cyber Security Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security