SpearTip | November 25th, 2022

During this holiday week and extended weekend, the threat of cyberattacks greatly increases. Because of this, it is essential that you remain vigilant of the threat landscape.

Florida’s South Walton Fire District, which provides emergency response and transport, had its computer systems breached. As a result, sensitive data detailing information of patients transported by the service has been stolen.

Numerous governments around the world are experiencing downtime from separate ransomware attacks. Recently impacted systems include those of government operations in Westmount, Canada; the French territory of Guadeloupe; and the island nation of Vanuatu.

A prominent Australian charitable organization, The Smith Family Children’s Charity, had sensitive donor information compromised, including credit card and phone numbers.

Threat intelligence reports indicate a 100% increase in ransomware attacks targeting Arab nations leading up to the World Cup hosted in Qatar. It is a common practice for threat actors to launch large-scale phishing and social engineering attacks for popular events.

AirAsia is experiencing significant fallout from a ransomware attack perpetrated by the Diaxin Team. It is estimated that some 5 million customer and staff records were leaked online.

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