• Zoom Bombing and Snooping: New Attacks of 2020 (11/10/2020) - Monday, November 9th, 2020 This year, the world faced a major shift in the perspective of the workplace.  Due to COVID-19, many people across the globe transitioned to working remotely.  Programs, such as Zoom, enable business to remain just as productive as before.  Here at Cyber Protection Group, Zoom enables us to work remotely efficiently.  However, the increase in demand for Zoom means the increase in malicious attacks.  For instance, “Zoom Bombing” and “Zoom Snooping” targets many meetings.   What is Zoom Bombing and Snooping? Zoom Bombing You expect to focus on your job functions at a meeting.  Additionally, you should only expect authorized colleagues or other personnel in the… Read More
  • Toy Industry Giant, Mattel Faces Ransomware Attack (11/5/2020) -   Friday, November 6th, 2020 Happy Friday, readers! This week marks the beginning of November, and what some claim to be the official Christmas season.  In the spirit of Christmas, the lists of presents and preparations for the holiday are already underway. Children prepare their lists for Santa, and family members begin the hunt for the perfect gift.  Speaking of gifts, the topic of this week’s cyber attack of the week is toy giant, Mattel. Instead of the upcoming Christmas season being their number one priority, dealing with a ransomware attack takes precedent.    Mattel  To begin, Mattel is a household name when it comes to toys. Like many others,… Read More
  • What is a Credential Stuffing Attack? (11/2/2020) -   After recently covering the cyber attack on Nando’s, a deeper look into what credential stuffing actually is may be needed.   Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Welcome back to a new week! Halloween is over, and the world now shifts their attention to Christmas.  In a parallel sense, last week, CPG covered the cyber attack on Nando’s. But, here at CPG, we’re not quite ready to jump to the next topic.  The attack on Nando’s appeared to be a credential stuffing attack. And while CPG covered the attack in relation to the restaurant chain, I wanted to dive deeper into the topic, and really elaborate on the subject.  Let’s get… Read More
  • UK Eatery, Nando’s Faces Cyber Attack (10/30/2020) -   Friday, October 30th, 2020 Happy Halloween Eve, everyone! Once again, we’re back on another Friday with a new installment of the cyber attack of the week series. This week, CPG is taking a look at a recent cyber attack on a popular restaurant chain in the UK, Nando’s. Further, cybercrooks used a method of attack to attack customer accounts, and execute fraudulent purchases. Let’s get into the attack.   Background on the Nando’s To begin, Nando’s is a South African restaurant chain that prepares a variety of chicken dishes. Their most popular and well-known dish is the  flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken, and a major fan favorite.  The chain operates… Read More
  • Popular Murder Mystery Game, Among Us, Spammed and Hacked (10/26/2020) - g us There is quite literally an Imposter Among Us…   Monday, October 26th, 2020 Welcome back readers! This Monday marks the beginning of Halloween week. For many fans of the spooky holiday, we are preparing for costumes, candy and parties.  But, in the theme of all things spooky and mysterious, CPG is taking a look at a popular murder mystery type of game that is recently under attack.  The game we will be discussing is Among Us by Inner Sloth.    Who or What is Among Us? To begin, the CPG office and the Among Us game go way back. My coworkers and I actually play and enjoy the… Read More
  • Ransomware Derails Montreal Public Transport IT Systems (10/22/2020) -   Friday October 23rd, 2020 Last Friday, the Cyber Attack of the Week series ventured across the pond to London. Today, we’re taking a trip up north to Canada. The city of Montreal to be exact! Although we wish the “trip” were under better circumstances, but, this is a series about cyber attacks. And this week, the Montreal Public Transport System is under attack.    The Attack in Montreal To begin, on October 19th, Société de transport de Montréal suffered an attack that crippled their IT systems, sites and customer support.  While the functions of the actual transport systems continued to operate during the attack, services to aid those with… Read More
  • Barnes and Noble Faces Serious Cyber Attack (10/19/2020) -   Monday, October 19th, 2020 A major data breach, exposed customer information and compromised servers. In this article, CPG will be reviewing the recent cyber attack on Barnes and Noble, and the details featured above.  To begin, Barnes and Noble is one of the largest book retailers in the US. With almost 700 store fronts across the United States, it is safe to say that this company has many customers. But, with a large consumer base, companies must consider the amount of private and payment information that it stores and handles on a daily basis.  Overall, this type of situation brings up the issue of cyber security practices, and the… Read More
  • London Borough of Hackney Faces Cyber Attack (10/16/2020) -   Friday October 16th, 2020 Over the last few articles, the setting of many cyber attacks appears to be the US. Which makes sense, due to the fact that CPG resides and operates in the US. And also, cyber attacks present an all time high in 2020. But, this week, we are taking a look at a cyber attack across the Atlantic, in the UK. CPG’s Cyber Attack of the Week series takes a trip to London.   God Save the Queen (and Her IT Infrastructure) To begin, the city council systems of the London borough, Hackney, faced the cyber attack mentioned above.  Before we get into the details of… Read More
  • Massachusetts School District Faces Cyber Attack due to COVID-19 (10/12/2020) -   Monday, October 12th, 2020 What a busy week for cyber security news! (and it is only Monday). In previous articles, CPG mentions the countless ransomware attacks on the medical industry.  We see that due to COVID-19, cyber attacks, especially ransomware, are at an all time high.  Further, as we previously discussed the attacks on hospitals, attackers also have their eyes on another target, public schools. And for this article, a public school district specifically in Massachusetts.   School is Out in Massachusetts To begin, those who use ransomware, or any type of cyber attack in general are always looking for those in trouble, so to speak. For example, due… Read More
  • Ransomware Attack Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Progress (10/8/2020) -   Friday October 9th, 2020 If you have a TV or internet access, you know that the chronicles of a COVID-19 vaccine pop in and out of new headlines, constantly. In that lies the debate of whether or not the general public will receive the vaccine, or even if it will ever be released at all.  Nonetheless, the topic of today’s article is about the vaccine, but also a ransomware attack. Recently, a ransomware attack against the research lab developing a COVID-19 vaccine experienced production issues due to the attack. This Friday, CPG is here with the latest on the cyber attack, and ready to discuss. Let’s begin.   Cyber… Read More