SpearTip | January 13th, 2023

Threat actors continue to devastate the landscape with consistent cyberattacks against entities of all sizes and industries, including government agencies and critical infrastructure. Here are some of the major cyber incidents of the last week.

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a government agency responsible for regulating the distribution and sale of alcohol, was knocked offline following a cyberattack. IT services were knocked offline, but liquor sales were not affected.

San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, which averages 136,200 weekday passengers, is currently investigating a ransomware attack perpetrated by Vice Society that may have accessed sensitive data.

Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa’s largest education district, canceled several days of classes following a cyberattack that devastated its technology network and learning platforms.

Healthcare providers continue to be targets of threat actors: Pennsylvania’s maternal and family health services, Canada’s University Health Network, and Consulate Health Care, a leading provider of services for senior citizens, all were hit by devastating cyberattacks.

Personal data belonging to 3.2 million Aflac insurance clients in Japan were stolen in a cyberattack that commenced with the breach of a third-party vendor.

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