Top 5 Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google


1.) Chinese intelligence-backed hacking group APT41 has given a hint that its hackers were behind the cyberattacks launched on Air India and SITA-the IT and Telecom solutions provider to the air travel industry.

In both incidents, vital data belonging to passengers was accessed and stolen by hackers last month. And the stolen information includes ticket sales-related data, passport info of some passengers, contact data, date of birth, names, and hotel lodging details of frequent flyers.

And the list of companies hit by APT41 aka Wicked Panda, Wicked Spider, Winnti, and Barium includes large carriers like Finnair, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Lufthansa, Malaysian Air, Air New Zealand, Cathy Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and such.

2.) Vikas Singla, the founder, and COO of Atlanta-based IoT startup Securolytics was indicted by a federal judge last week for launching cyberattacks on a hospital in Georgia named Gwinnett Medical Center in 2018 led to data exposure of patients.

Mr. Singla was running a firm that was basically into Cloud-based cyber threat detection and analytics and was serving the Non-profit Northside Hospital. The 45-year old has reportedly taken part in the attack that disrupted phone services and network printer services related to the healthcare services provider to obtain information for later selling it online for monetary benefits.

As Singla was charged with 17 counts of causing damage to computer networks with full intention, he is likely to face imprisonment for 10 years and 3 million penalties.

3.) A gaming company named Electronic Arts shortly known as EA is currently trending on Google headlines for becoming a target to a sophisticated digital attack. According to sources, the company lost information such as gaming source codes and tools to hackers who reportedly barged into a server to steal over 750GB of data.

And as hackers failed to gain any financial gain from the hack, they decided to sell that data via various hacking forums.

4.) According to an article published in Wall Street Journal, fast-food giant McDonald’s has reportedly suffered a cyber attack that resulted in a data breach of customer information related to South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that hackers had week-long access to files related to McDonald’s Corp after which the digital intrusion was detected and blocked by the IT staff of the burgers selling company.

5.) Cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky have discovered that there is a high possibility that hackers can target and compromise victim networks via zero-day exploits related to Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows.

Researchers claim that cybercriminals might gain access into the network through 3 identified flaws to drop or inject malware that has the potential to go undetected by any malware solutions.

Google claims that it has issued a fix to the chrome flaw and Microsoft acknowledged the vulnerability and stated that it will issue the flaw early next month.

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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