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The Week in Breach: 10/30/19 - 11/5/19

WEB.COM

Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access
Web.com: Domain Name Registration and Web Services Provider

An unauthorized third party accessed Web.com’s network, which compromised their customers’ personally identifiable information. The intrusion took place in August 2019, but IT personnel were not able to identify the breach until October 16th. Data breach notifications went out this week, but the significant detection delay will certainly compound the damage for both the company and its customers

sPower

Exploit: Cyber-Attack
sPower: Renewable Energy Provider

sPower was the victim of a cyber-attack that brought down its services and disconnected its hardware from the electrical grid. Although the attack occurred in April, the details are emerging as part of a Freedom of Information Act filing by reporters covering the energy sector. Hackers were able to leverage a vulnerability in the company’s firewall that allows outside entities to access their network. The event could significantly harm the company’s reputation within the energy industry, impacting its ability to land future contracts and compete with other companies.

United States - City of San Marcos

Exploit: Cyber-Attack
City of San Marcos: Local Government Municipality

Hackers accessed the city’s computer systems and restricted access to significant portions of their IT infrastructure. The attack, which began on October 24th, brought down email accounts and other communication services. As a result, messages sent to city employees were not delivered, though government facilities remain open. Recovering from the attack is proving especially difficult, as the services are still restricted for more than a week after the initial event. To prevent further attacks, employees are being asked to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication on their accounts.

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