March 23, 2022: Largest Crypto Hack against a Decentralized Finance Network Hit Ronin Network (RON) Blockchain Network.
Earlier in March this year, Ronin Network (RON), a blockchain network underpinning the famous crypto game Axie Infinity and Axie DAO suffered the largest crypto hack against a decentralized finance network reported to date.
In May 2022, the United States issued an advisory according to which highly skilled hackers from North Korea were trying to get employed by posing as IT freelancers. Now, it has been revealed that Axie Infinity hacking was socially engineered in which North Korean government-backed hacker group Lazarus used a fake job offer to infiltrate Sky Mavis’ network by sending one of the company’s employees a PDF file containing spyware.
Lazarus’ involvement in such a high-profile hack should not come as a surprise. In January 2022, researchers from different crypto security firms concluded that North Korean hackers have so far stolen $1.3 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges across the globe, while their prime suspect in these hacks was the infamous Lazarus gang.
February 1, 2013: Security Firm Hacked
Bit9, a security firm that provides software reputation, application control and whitelisting services suffered a breach that left three of its customers infected with malware.
“Due to an operational oversight within Bit9, we failed to install our own product on a handful of computers within our network. As a result, a malicious third party was able to illegally gain temporary access to one of our digital code-signing certificates that they then used to illegitimately sign malware,” said Bit9 Chief Executive Patrick Morley.
This was a supply chain attack.
October 16, 2021: Acer Hit in Cyber Attack
After attackers infiltrated Acer’s servers in India, the company’s Taiwan office fell victim to a breach this past weekend.
On October 16, Desorden hackers said they obtained login details belonging to employees of Acer’s Taiwanese branch. That came three days after the attack group breached Acer India’s servers. The attack group apparently found vulnerabilities on Acer’s Malaysian and Indonesian network as well, according to a report with Privacy Affairs.
September 8, 2021: Olympus Hit by Ransomware Attack
Olympus is now investigating the ransomware attack, and the company said the incident occurred in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, and it happened September 8.
January 1, 2018: Winnti attack on Siemens
Consequences not disclosed. ARD, a public broadcaster reported that company had been attacked by a group associated with Chinese government with malware which allows attackers to access victims network remotely.