SpearTip | August 12th, 2022

Over the past week, numerous organizations across multiple industries have felt the impacts of ransomware.

Threat actors shut down the network of Quebec-based agricultural association, Union des Producteurs Agricoles (UPA), which represents 42,000 members. Farming practices are claimed to be unaffected.

Watson Electrical, which operates under the umbrella of WECC Holdings, informed impacted customers of a ransomware attack that exposed potentially sensitive data to the threat actors responsible for the breach.

Customer data was accessed by threat actors following an SMS phishing scam perpetrated against employees of communications company Twilio. Human training and discernment are key deterrents to phishing attacks.

Multinational technology conglomerate, Cisco, disclosed its network was breached by Yanluowang ransomware following the compromise of an employee account. Human error accounts for the cause of most data breaches.

Resulting from a ransomware attack on healthcare software provider, Advanced, England’s National Health Service (NHS) was breached. There is a fear that patient data, including personal information, was stolen by the threat actors.

The threat landscape continues to be devastating for businesses and organizations in every industry and across the globe. To protect your business-critical data from threat actors, contact the SpearTip team to engage your organization in our pre-breach assessments and deploy ShadowSpear, an integrable security platform powered by a 24x7x365 SOC.

If your company is experiencing a breach, call our Security Operations Centers at 833.997.7327 to speak directly with an engineer.