Cyber attacks more accentuated in 2021: pt. 2

Cath Sandoval
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It is very likely that we will all suffer the consequences of a cyberattack at some point, so it is important to know and keep ourselves informed, in order to establish strategies and action plans in case they occur.
Implementing cybersecurity measures has gone from being an option to a necessity, because due to the pandemic, cybercriminals have become even more determined to wreak havoc.

As a promise is a promise, here are 4 more cases of cyber-attacks that occurred in the first three months of 2021:

5. Bombardier Company:

In February 2021, Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier suffered a data breach and as a result of the hack, confidential supplier and customer data was compromised.

The investigation revealed that an unauthorized party gained access to the data by exploiting a vulnerability in a third-party file transfer application. In the same vein, the data that was stolen made its way to the Clop ransomware website.

6. Acer

The Taiwanese company Acer, one of the three largest computer manufacturers worldwide, was the victim of a $50 million ransomware attack, the largest to date. It was the victim of a $50 million ransomware attack, the largest to date.

The attackers shared several images of alleged documents they managed to steal during the attack, including financial spreadsheets, bank balances and banking messages.

7. Accellion

About 100 companies around the world that use the Accellion FTA (File Transfer Application) file sharing service were hacked.

Experts attribute this activity to the hacker group FIN11.

The list of those affected by this attack includes: supermarket company Kroger, telecommunications industry leader Singtel, the University of Colorado, cybersecurity company Qualys, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

8. Sierra Wireless

On March 20, a ransomware attack disrupted the production of equipment from Sierra Wireless, a Canadian manufacturer of IoT devices.

The company’s products are used around the world in corporate and industrial networks, including commercial enterprises, government organizations, as well as energy, transportation and other companies.

Technology has brought a host of advantages and benefits to everyone’s lives, but it has also brought obstacles along the way, as interconnection has facilitated the spread of threats across networks, making it necessary to secure companies’ IT systems.

The reality is that every day companies and their collaborators face a constant battle to protect their data and any confidential element, thus avoiding the theft of information that is used for blackmail.

Data theft can mean a disruption in the daily management of companies and a significant economic outlay to restore order. Training our employees so that they know how to take care of computer systems is an essential necessity, as is having security software that is updated in search of new threats to prevent them.

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