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ITMG Insider Threat News – October 20, 2021

Hackers Claim to Have Stolen 60 GB of Data From Acer

The hackers shared a link to a sample of the stolen data and they promised to leak more once they have analyzed it. They also published a video showing the files they allegedly stole from Acer.

They claim the stolen files include information on millions of customers, login credentials used by thousands of Acer retailers and distributors, as well as corporate, financial and audit documents.

Cyber-Attack Response Takes More than Two Working Days

Organizations around the world take on average more than two business days to respond to a cyber-attack, according to new research by American cybersecurity company Deep Instinct.

The survey revealed the average global response time to a cyber-assault to be 20.09 hours. Companies within the financial sector were faster to respond, taking on average 16 hours to react.

Netflix Fires Employee for Leaking Financial Info on Dave Chappelle’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ Special

Netflix has fired an employee who leaked internal documents to Bloomberg regarding the cost of Dave Chappelle’s “Sticks & Stones” comedy special.

“We have let go of an employee for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company. We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company,” a Netflix spokesperson said.

Twitch Says Hack Impacted ‘Small Fraction of Users’

In its latest update, the company said passwords have not been exposed and systems storing login credentials have not been accessed by the attackers. It also pointed out that full payment card numbers or bank information has not been compromised.

The breach of the company’s systems came to light earlier this month, when a link pointing to more than 100 GB of files allegedly obtained from Twitch systems was posted on the image-based bulletin board 4chan. The anonymous individual — or individuals — who leaked the files said their goal was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.” They suggested this was not all of the data stolen from the company.

Data Stolen from American Osteopath Group

Cyber-thieves struck the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in the summer of 2020, making off with information that included names, Social Security numbers, and financial account details.

In a breach report submitted on October 13 to the state of Maine’s attorney general’s office, the AOA stated that 27,485 individuals, including 209 Maine residents, had been impacted by the incident.

US Government Warns of Insider and Ransomware Threat to Water Plants

The US authorities have issued an alert warning of ongoing malicious cyber-activity targeting the country’s water and wastewater systems (WWS) sector.

It refers to multiple incidents over the past two years – mainly ransomware attacks, including a September 2020 attack on a New Jersey-based WWS facility, a March 2021 compromise at a Nevadan plant, and an August 2021 attack on a Californian WWS site.

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