Top Weekly Cyber News: July 2-6, 2019

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Hi folks! You may find below the latest news about global incidents, threats and attacks handpicked by our super XM Cyber team of experts.

Security Affairs – Eurofins, the UK’s largest police forensics lab paid ransom after an attack
July 6
Eurofins Scientific, the UK’s largest police forensics lab contractor, announced to have paid a ransom to crooks to recover its data after a ransomware had been encrypted them. The company is based in Brussels and manages more than 800 laboratories all over the world. [More]


BleepingComputer – Industry Breach Alert Published by US National Trade Association ALTA
July 6
American Land Title Association (ALTA) published a warning about hundreds of title company records having been supposedly stolen as part of a phishing campaign targeting ALTA members. [More]


Washington Times – Maryland government systems possibly breached, personal data of 78K customers potentially affected
July 5
The Maryland Department of Labor said Friday that it was contacting 78,000 customers who had their personal information stored on systems suspected of being breached. Full names, Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information were among data stored on each of the systems, according to the agency. [More]


Silicon Republic – Iranian hackers exploiting Outlook vulnerability, US military warns
July 5
US Cyber Command has issued an alert recommending that Outlook users patch their systems immediately, alleging that threat actors are leveraging a 2017 vulnerability to plant malware on government networks. [More]


AM Online – Data breach at DealerBuilt DMS serves as reminder of risks to UK dealers
July 4
A dealer software firm has been censured after a breach of its data security. Now Ivendi believes the action against DealerBuilt, a US dealer management systems firm, by America’s Federal Trade Commission, serves to remind dealers in the UK of the importance of data security. [More]


Washington Times – Border-surveillance subcontractor suspended after cyberattack
July 3
Border-surveillance subcontractor Perceptics was suspended by The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after a cyberattack against the firm revealed sensitive monitoring details. [More]

 

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