Hi friends!

Last week felt somewhat calm on the infosec front, apart from the usual range of massive breaches and chaos of course. It's all relative.

One exciting thing I wanted to share: I'm moving away from full-time employment to taking my first steps into "being my own boss". I'm going to focus on helping multiple clients with their security, both on an advisory level (think vCISO) and from a security engineering perspective. If you have any advice for me going on this path, like good or bad experiences you previously had as a customer or service provider, I'd appreciate a ping. And if you want to work with me, make it a shout :-)


Dieter Van der Stock

Breaches and leaks

  • Computing giant MSI was breached and infected with ransomware: link.
  • SD Worx, an HR and payroll giant, had to shut down all IT systems for its UK and Ireland services because of an attack: link.
  • The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell disclosed a ransomware attack that happened in January: link.
  • Kodi had its forums breached with user data and private messages stolen and offered for sale: link.
  • Huyndai had a data breach impacting Italian and French customers and potential customers who took a test drive: link.
  • German shipbuilder L├╝rssen suffered a ransomware attack: link.
Dieter Van der Stock