The Week in Breach News: 2/3/21 – 2/9/21

 

From Spotify being hit with the second credential-stuffing attack in the last three months, to Washington State’s unemployment claims data hack, here’s what you need to know about the latest security breaches from around the globe from ID Agent.

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United States – Washington State Auditor

Exploit: Third Party Data Breach

Washington State Auditor: Regional Government Regulator 

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Risk to Business: 1.379 = Severe

The unemployment claims data of more than 1 million people in Washington State has been reported as stolen in a hack of software used by the state auditor’s office. The State announced the breach after receiving notice that it was involved through a third party service provider, Accellion, a software provider the auditor’s office uses to transfer large computer files. the breach affects the personal information of people who filed for unemployment claims with the Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 10, 2020, and included a total of 1.6 million claims. Those claims represent at least 1.47 million individuals, according to data from the ESD website.

 

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Individual Risk: 1.379 = Severe

The data breach involved claimants’ names, Social Security numbers and/or driver’s license or state identification number, bank information, and place of employment. The state auditor has set up a web page for people who think their personal information could have been exposed in the data breach.

Customers Impacted: 1.40 million or more people

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Data like this is sought-after by cybercriminals to power phishing operations. Unfortunately for these folks, it often hangs around for years on the Dark Web, acting as fuel for future cybercrime.

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United States – DriveSure

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-on-3-2-million-drivesure-users-exposed-on-hacking-forum/

Exploit: Hacking

DriveSure: Customer Retention Platform 

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Risk to Business: 2.211 = Severe

Hackers dropped data on 3.2 million DriveSure users on the Raidforums hacking boards late in January. One leaked folder totaled 22 gigabytes and included the company’s MySQL databases, exposing 91 sensitive databases. The databases range from detailed dealership and inventory information, revenue data, reports, claims and client data. A second compromised folder contained 11,474 files in 105 folders and totals 5.93 GB, likely a repository of backup data.

 

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Individual Risk: 2.325 = Severe

The information exposed included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, IP addresses, car makes and models, VIN numbers, car service records and dealership records, damage claims and 93,063 bcrypt hashed passwords.

Customers Impacted: 3.2 million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Data isn’t always stolen via ransomware – sometimes it’s just old-fashioned hacking. That’s one reason why it’s essential to use a secure identity and access management solution to keep hackers locked out.

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United States – WestRock

https://www.securityweek.com/packaging-giant-westrock-says-ransomware-attack-impacted-ot-systems

Exploit:  Ransomware

WestRock: Packaging Manufacturer

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Risk to Business: 2.779 = Extreme

Packaging giant WestRock has experienced a ransomware attack that has impacted both its manufacturing and IT environments, severely impacting production. The company has noted in an announcement to shareholders that it expects that continued delays during the recovery and cleanup process are expected.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware can be especially devastating to manufacturing companies by not just impacting office business but halting production, leading to a cascade effect.

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United States – SN Servicing Company

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mortgage-loan-servicing-company-discloses-ransomware-attack-to-multiple-states/

Exploit: Ransomware

SN Servicing Company: Mortgage Loan Services 

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Risk to Business: 2.022 = Severe

SN Servicing, the California-based servicing arm of Security National Master Holding Company, disclosed a data breach impacting clients in Vermont and California. The incident was also reported by the Egregor ransomware gang. SN Servicing says that it has engaged a third party team of investigators to determine the scope of the incident.

 

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Individual Impact: 2.171 = Severe

The stolen data appears to be related to billing statements and fee notices to customers from 2018, including names, addresses, loan numbers, balance information, and billing information such as charges assessed, owed, or paid. Clients should be aware of potential spear phishing and identity theft risks.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is around every corner these days, and just one misclick on a phishing email can spell disaster.

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United States – Spotify

Spotify Suffers Second Credential-Stuffing Cyberattack in 3 Months

Exploit: Credential Stuffing

Spotify: Streaming Music Service

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Risk to Business: 1.668 = Severe

Spotify has returned for another appearance with a credential stuffing disaster eerily similar. This time, data for approximately 100k users appeared in an Elasticsearch instance spotted by researchers. This is distinctly different data than the load that researchers discovered in November 2020.

 

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Risk to Business: 1.802 = Severe

No specifics were listed about the stolen data, but Spotify users should reset their account passwords and be on the lookout for spear phishing attempts.

Customers Impacted: 100K+

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Protection against credential stuffing isn’t something that a company like Spotify should struggle with, and suffering two credential stuffing incidents in one quarter shows a sloppy attitude toward security.

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France – StormShield

https://www.zdnet.com/article/security-firm-stormshield-discloses-data-breach-theft-of-source-code/

Exploit: Hacking

StormShield: Cybersecurity Firm 

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Risk to Business: 1.711 = Severe

French government contracting cybersecurity firm StormShield has confirmed that cybercriminals were able to gain access to one of its customer support portals and stole information on some of its clients. The hackers also gained access to some source code for StormShield Network Security (SNS) firewall, an upcoming tool designed for government use. The intruders may have also accessed personal and technical data for some of its customers, its tech support portal and the Stormshield Institute customer training portal.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Even cybersecurity experts can get tripped up by hackers. Taking extra precautions to update security awareness training and bolster access point security is always a good idea.

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Luxembourg – European Volleyball Confederation

https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2021/01/30/britains-smartest-peoplemensafail-to-secure-passwords-properly/?sh=25d023bf43f5

Exploit: Unsecured Database

European Volleyball Confederation: Sports League

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Risk to Business: 2.625 = Moderate

A publically accessible Microsoft Azure blob belonging to the European Volleyball Confederation led to the exposure of hundreds of passports and identity documents belonging to journalists and volleyball players from around the world. The blob also contained thousands of headshots of volleyball players from Europe, Russia, and other countries in both the ‘backup‘ directory and an ‘AccreditationPhotos‘ subfolder.

 

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Individual Risk: 2.601 = Moderate

Members of the league and journalists who cover it should be vigilant for identity theft and spear phishing attempts that use this data.

Customers Impacted: 21,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Failure to secure a database, especially one that contains sensitive data, is a rookie mistake that can cost you a fortune.

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Australia – Oxfam Australia

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/oxfam-australia-investigates-data-breach-after-database-put-up-for-sale/

Exploit: Hacking

Oxfam Australia: Charitable Organization 

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Risk to Business: 2.006 = Severe

A donor database for Oxfam Australia was discovered by cybersecurity researchers. Oxfam Australia is a charity focused on alleviating poverty within the indigenous Australian people. A threat actor was attempting to sell the Oxfam Australia contact and donor information for 1.7 million people. The incident is under investigation.

 

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Individual Risk: 2.719 = Moderate

The exposed information appears to be limited to donor names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, and donation amounts. No financial information was exposed.

Customers Impacted: 1.7 million donors

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hacking is an ever-present menace, and organizations that have a strong security plan coupled with high cyber resilience are more likely to make it through an incident with minimal damage.

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Australia – SitePoint

https://www.zdnet.com/article/webdev-tutorials-site-sitepoint-discloses-data-breach/

Exploit: Third Party Data Breach

SitePoint: Web Development Education Resources 

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Risk to Business: 1.616 = Severe

Web developer education platform SitePoint has disclosed a security breach this week in emails sent to some of its users after a threat actor listed a collection of one million SitePoint user details for sale on a cybercrime forum. SitePoint has now initiated a password reset on all accounts and is asking users to choose new ones that are at least ten characters long.

 

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Individual Risk: 1.711 = Moderate

The stolen passwords were hashed with the bcrypt algorithm and salted, but SitePoint encourages users who may be recycling their password elsewhere to reset those accounts too.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Password reuse and recycling is endemic, and it can lead to a world of cybersecurity trouble.Add protections that blunt the impact of a reused (and compromised) password.

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