This Week in Breach News: This week's certainly been one for the books! Nation-state hackers mount a huge campaign against cybersecurity companies and several US federal agencies, the EU's drug regulator takes a hit, new insight into cyberattack response plan essentials, and fake Zoom invite pitfalls abound.

The Week in Breach News: Top Threats This Week

  • Top Source Hits: ID Theft Forum
  • Top Compromise Type: Domain
  • Top Industry: Education & Research
  • Top Employee Count: 11-50

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SolarWinds

https://www.newsweek.com/solarwinds-hack-customer-list-suspected-russian-cyberattack-1554467

Exploit: Hacking (Nation-State)

SolarWinds: Cybersecurity Software Developer

 

Risk to Business: 1.122 = Extreme

An incursion by suspected Russian nation-state hackers at this major cybersecurity solutions provider was the suspected starting point of a massive hacking incident impacting a number of federal agencies and defense assets. The hackers were able to obtain authentic credentials that enabled them to inject code into a routine software patch, opening backdoors into client files and systems.

 

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: 3,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers' Business: Nation-state hacking is a growing problem that can lead to damaging, nightmarish consequences. One tool that was used in this hack was that old favorite - phishing.

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