Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your organization can be shaken down for millions. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and be careful when clicking on suspicious links.
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The act itself did not worry them so much — officials anticipated that the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election would be back — but the actor did. The group, known to researchers as “Dragonfly” or “Energetic Bear” for its hackings of the energy sector, was not involved in 2016 election hacking. But it has in the past five years breached the power grid, water treatment facilities and even nuclear power plants, including one in Kansas.
Hackers breached several local government offices in Louisiana in recent weeks, prompting state officials to enlist the National Guard to stem the attacks, a security researcher familiar with the incidents said Friday.
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COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has shut down its plants in Brazil, India, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. following a cyberattack, according to reports. The Indian company is the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine, which is about to enter Phase 2 human trials. The Drug Control General of India (DCGI) gave the company the go-ahead on Oct. 19.
Ahead of next month’s US presidential election, security researchers have identified databases containing detailed information about voters across the nation listed for sale on several hacker forums… For context, 126 million voters cast a ballot in the 2016 election, although this figure represented a 20-year low and analysts expect this year’s election to draw a record-breaking turnout.
Hackers have spammed in-game chats in Among Us, forcing developer InnerSloth to quickly issue a patch. The hack promoted a streaming channel and threatened to damage phones if people didn’t subscribe, according to a Friday report by CNET sister publication GameSpot. It also included a “Trump 2020” message. Some players reportedly estimate the hack reached hundreds or perhaps thousands of matches.
That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week!
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