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March 11, 2022: Parker-Hannifin Hit in Breach

Parker-Hannifin Corporation suffered a data breach March 14, which forced the company to shut down some of its systems while some employees’ personally identifiable information ended up purloined.
Upon learning of this incident, Parker said its IT team immediately activated its incident response protocols, which included shutting down certain systems. Parker then launched an investigation with the assistance of a forensic investigation firm and other third-party cyber security and incident response professionals.
Parker, one of the largest companies in the world in motion control technologies, said it is working with law enforcement authorities. A security researcher called BlackFog said the Conti ransomware group, which has Russian ties, claimed responsibility for the attack back in April.

April 29, 2022: Kellogg Community College Open after Attack

Kellogg Community College (KCC), forced to close its campuses and cancel classes after falling victim to a ransomware attack starting on Friday and over the weekend, is going to reopen Wednesday morning.
The attack caused continued technology problems, according to an alert that first appeared on the college’s website Sunday. All five Kellogg campuses, located in Michigan, closed during the attack.
An alert first posted KCC web page said the computer systems were targeted over the weekend of May 1 and KCC IRT experts were working on the situation. The alert went on to say, “We have learned that the technology issues we have been experiencing were caused by a ransomware attack that continues to affect our systems.”

May 5, 2022: Ransomware Attack at AGCO

Global maker and distributor of agricultural equipment, AGCO said it fell victim to a ransomware attack Thursday that had an impact on its production.
AGCO said it is still investigating the extent of the attack, but it is anticipated its business operations will be adversely affected for several days and potentially longer to fully resume all services depending upon how quickly the company is able to repair its systems. In addition, the company will provide updates as the situation progresses

April 24, 2022: Coca-Cola Hit in Cyberattack

A ransomware gang that falls on the side of Russia said it purloined 161 GB of data from the Coca-Cola company.
Stormous ransomware group said it hacked servers belonging to the Coca-Cola company. Coca-Cola officials, on the other hand, said they are looking into the matter and have contacted law enforcement.
A note on Stormous’ leak site says the they stole 161 GB of data. The stolen file list shows file names suggesting that threat actors stole financial data, passwords, commercial accounts, email addresses, and other data, according to a report on CisoAdvisor.

March 1, 2022: Ransomware Hits Snap-On Tool Maker

American automotive tools manufacturer Snap-on suffered an attack from the Conti ransomware gang.
The attacker started leaking the company’s data in March. Snap-on is a manufacturer and designer of tools, software, and diagnostic services used by the transportation industry through various brands, including Mitchell1, Norbar, Blue-Point, Blackhawk, and Williams.
Snap-on disclosed a data breach Thursday after they detected suspicious activity in their network, which led to them shutting down all of their systems. After conducting an investigation, Snap-on found attackers purloined personal employee data between March 1 and March 3.

February 24, 2022: Update on Viasat Cyberattack

Satellite communications giant Viasat said a “multifaceted and deliberate” attack hit “several thousand” customers in Ukraine the same day Russia attacked in February.
The Feb. 24 incident, which also hit tens of thousands of other fixed broadband customers across Europe, was localized to a single consumer-oriented partition of the KA-SAT network operated on Viasat’s behalf by a Eutelsat subsidiary, Skylogic.
A targeted denial of service attack (DoS) first ended up discovered after high volumes of focused, malicious traffic made it difficult for modems to remain online, said Viasat’s incident summary. The traffic emanated from several SurfBeam2 and SurfBeam 2+ modems and/or associated customer premise equipment physically located within Ukraine.

February 27, 2022: Tire Manufacturer Bridgestone Hit in Ransomware Attack

One of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, Bridgestone Americas, is working on a recovery after suffering a ransomware attack by the LockBit ransomware gang.
Bridgestone said it started to investigate “a potential information security incident” it detected in the morning hours of February 27. “Out of an abundance of caution, we disconnected many of our manufacturing and retreading facilities in Latin America and North America from our network to contain and prevent any potential impact,” Bridgestone said in a statement.
The ransomware gang said it will leak all data stolen from the company and launched a countdown timer. The LockBit gang claimed the attack by adding Bridgestone Americas to the list of their victims.

February 23, 2022: Nvidia Suffers Cyberattack

A threat actor leaked Nvidia Corp. employee credentials and some company proprietary information online after the chipmaker’s systems ended up breached in what appears like a ransomware attack.
The Santa Clara, California-based company became aware of the breach on Feb. 23. The company is analyzing the leaked information and does not anticipate any disruption to the company’s business.
A ransomware group under the name “Lapsus$” reportedly claimed to be responsible for the leak and seemingly has information about the schematics, drivers and firmware, among other data, about the graphics chips.

February 13, 2022: Ransomware Hits 49ers Football Team

One of the teams in the National Football League (NFL) ended up falling victim to a ransomware hack with the attackers saying they purloined the teams financial data.
The San Francisco 49ers suffered the attack at the hands of ransomware gang BlackByte. The attackers appeared to have posted some of the stolen team documents on a site on the dark web in a file marked “2020 Invoices.”
The gang did not make its ransom demands public or specify how much data it had stolen or encrypted.

October 9, 2021: Ransomware Strikes Candymaker

Ferrara, the Chicago-based manufacturer of candies like SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Nerds, Red Hots, Lemonhead candies, Boston Baked Beans, Atomic Fireballs, Pixy Stix and Everlasting Gobstoppers, has been able to resume production only “in select manufacturing facilities,” a spokesperson said.
Ferrara first noticed that hackers were encrypting its computers and demanding a payment on Oct. 9, and has hired outside experts to help restore its systems, the statement said. It disclosed the attack on Tuesday.
Hackers encrypted the company's computer system and demanded a payment.

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