Kogan hit by a Cyber Attack


Kogan, an Australian retailer that is into other business services such and health and pet insurance has admitted that one of its partners was hit by a cyberattack, disrupting the item delivering tracking services in its data center and causing other operational issues.


Readers of the Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a point over here that Kogan’s services were disrupted amidst the Corona Virus spread crisis when the company is witnessing a sales uplift as it is busy delivering all essential goods across Australia and New Zealand during Novel COVID 19 spread.


The retailer did not name the victimized partner for reasons but admitted that the incident led to the loss of tracking information for thousands of items in transit.


Incidentally, Kogan’s delivery partner TOLL was hit by a ransomware attack at the end of Jan’2020. However, the company released a press update on March 18th, 2020 that its core services were back to normal.


Note- In the year 2012, Kogan started to impose a Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 tax and clarified that it was putting a lot of effort into making its website look normal in the old Microsoft browser and so had to impose a tax on those shopping on the website via IE7.

As a result of this tax impose, Microsoft banned Kogan.com from appearing in its Bing search results for several weeks in retaliation; but stated that it was just a temporary glitch due to algorithm change.

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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