Cyber Attack stories trending on Google

1.) France based Tarkett flooring company has made it official that its servers suffered a serious cyber attack last week disrupting operations since April 29th, 2020. However, the company denied that there was any information leak in the incident and added that all precautionary measures have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future.

Highly placed sources report that the impact was deeply halting all commercial and production-related operations and will take some time to restore normalcy.

With a staff count of 12,500 and spread across 33 sites, the Paris based Tarkett is reported to have contacted the law enforcement and its cyber insurance provider for incident investigation and remediation.

2.) Going forward, the other news which is doing rounds on Google is the NSHX Contact tracing app which will be first provided to the staff belonging to the healthcare provider and then the British Populace.

From Tuesday i.e. May 5th, 2020 the staff working at an NHS linked hospital in the Isle Of Wight will have to download the app on their smartphones where they will be asked some random health-related questions to ensure that they have not fallen victim to Corona Virus. Then from early next week, the 140,000 populace of Isle of Wight will be asked to download the app which works on Bluetooth to alert the users if they have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Novel COVID 19 Virus.

After the NSHX app attains success under ‘Test, Track and Trace’ plan, it is supposed to be rolled out across Britain by mid-May of this year. The objective of this app will be to keep the users safe after the lockdown gets lifted phase-wise from May 10th of this year.

3.) York University located in Toronto, Canada is reported to have fallen victim to a cyber attack on Friday last week disrupting the operations of several servers and workstations at the campus. Although the staff argues that no sensitive information was compromised in the incident, an official statement from Canada’s 3rd largest university is awaited.

All winter semester activity to be processed online via a website like access to OSAP applications, tuition fees, and final grade allotment is halted.

Meanwhile, from early Tuesday, the York Federation of Students has raised their voice against the educational institute for keeping the students and parents in dark about the hack.

All other universities and colleges operating across Canada have been put on high cyber threat alerts.

4.) As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, the virtual graduation ceremony at the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) was derailed due to a cyber attack. The digital invasion initially caused a delay in the commencement of the ceremony at first on Sunday and then another invasion brought the entire virtual event to a standstill promoting authorities to postpone it to the end of this week.

A social media account related to Florida Gulf Coast University says that the disruption took place due to an attack on its technology vendor ‘Stageclip’ which not only disrupted the operations of the server but also manipulated the graduate’s list.

FGCU suspects an insider’s hand or a student’s mischief in this hack drama.

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

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