Hi folks!

Back from London! The conference was brilliant. It had nothing to do with security funnily enough, it was about fusion energy, something I'm a bit of a nerd on during my off time. We even had site visits to fusion-related companies. It was fantastic.

Back to security now, my day-time passion! This was one busy week in the security world. I filtered as much as I could but the issue is still a bit longer then I'd like, especially the breaches section. Still, I hope it's a good read though!

Here's a question for you all: would there be interest in a daily version of this newsletter? Say, the top three news articles of the last 24 hours, just to make sure you didn't miss anything big?

It would be a big commitment to make though, I think I'd have to make it a paid version. But I'd love to do it. Maybe add an audio version in the future, and maybe add a community element too so we can all get to know each other. I'm not sure if there would be enough interest, so feel free to share your thoughts.

I'll stop talking now. Have fun reading this week's issue, and most of all have a wonderful weekend!

Dieter Van der Stock

Breaches and leaks

  • Luxottica, parent company to RayBan, Chanel, Versace and a whole range of other brands, had a breach with 70 million customers impacted: link.
  • ScanSource, a cloud and Saas service provider, fell victim to ransomware: link.
  • LaCroix Group, a French electronics manufacturer and not the water company, had three factories shut down because of a ransomware attack: link.
  • Dish Network, an American television provider, had a breach and seems to have paid the ransom: link.
  • Rheinmetall, a German automotive and arms manufacturer, was breached by ransomware: link.
  • Suzuki Motorcycle India was forced to halt production due to a cyberattack: link.

Some interesting articles on the impact of ransomware, which might help you at your next budget meeting:

  • Food company Dole said that its February ransomware incident cost them $10.5 million: link.
  • UMass Memorial Health has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle wage disputes after its timekeeping system went offline in an attack: link.
  • Yum brands, from KFC and Taco Bell, faces class action lawsuit after employee data was breached: link.
Dieter Van der Stock