• Office Supplies Giant, Staples, Hit with Cyber Attack (9/17/2020) -   I am willing to bet this retail giant is hoping to put a pin, or a staple, in their major data breach…   Friday, September 18th, 2020 Hello readers, I am proud to say we’ve made it to Friday once again! And why not celebrate with jokes about cyber attacks and staples? All right I get it, that joke at the top might be a stretch, but it is a great way to introduce our 30th cyber attack of the week. This week, CPG is taking a look at the cyber attack on Staples. The office supply giant recently disclosed a data breach that put a large number of… Read More
  • Zoom Announces Two-Factor Authentication for All (9/14/2020) -   This week, Zoom reveals that the two-factor authentication feature will now be available to all users on the platform.   Monday, September 14th, 2020 To begin, as the headline reads, 2FA is now available for all users (paid and free) on the Zoom platform.  Due to COVID, hundreds of thousands of businesses closed their office doors, and are now working remotely.  In order to still be able to communicate face to face, virtually of course, many companies turned to Zoom in order to stay connected to one another. Further, throughout quarantine and even now, the popularity overwhelmed the platform causing a plethora of technological and security issues.  Nonetheless, the… Read More
  • Roper St. Francis Hospital in South Carolina Faces Data Breach (9/10/2020) -   Cyber Attack of the Week 29 – Roper St. Francis Hospital Ah, yes. Sunny South Carolina. Every year many enjoy its various vacation spots like Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island and the historic city of Charleston.  While this may be the ideal vacation spot for many on the east coast of the US, it’s not always sunshine and blissful vacations. Recently, a hospital with many locations in the state faced a cyber attack. Further, the medical institute in question, Roper St. Francis, now reveals that the information of over 6,000 patients is now at risk. CPG is now on the case, ready to bring you up to date on… Read More
  • Fake FedEx Package Notification Scam (9/8/2020) -   As if scam calls and spam filled inboxes aren’t enough, now we have to be on the lookout for texts…   Welcome back to the blog! This Monday, CPG is taking a look at a recent scam circulating in the US.  To begin, the latest scam involves fake FedEx confirmation texts to unsuspecting patrons. Further, random people are receiving a text to confirm a Fedex package, whether they actually ordered something or not.    Phishing and Scamming  Reports of this scam are currently popping up all over the country, but the plot is the same. Citizens receive a text that states the following.   We found a package from… Read More
  • Thousands of Driver’s Licenses Exposed Online due to Unsecured Amazon Server (9/4/2020) -   Welcome back all for another article in CPG’s cyber attack of the week series! Today, we are diving into a recent attack somewhere across the world.  Security researchers recently discovered roughly 50,000 New South Wales driver’s licenses and other connected documents in an unsecured Amazon server.    NSW Faces Attack on Driver’s Licenses To begin, this particular attack is so recent, that coverage and available information on the attack is scarce. But, that is what we are here for at CPG; ready to uncover and review any and all details surrounding the attack.  Recently, security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the misconfigured s3 bucket online. He took to Twitter to… Read More
  • Instacart Reveals Data Breach After Issues with Unauthorized Access (8/28/2020) -   Recently Instacart, a grocery pick up and delivery service, disclosed a data breach that involved unauthorized access on customer accounts. Sounds like an Insta-issue to me…   Instacart – A Grocery Delivery Company Welcome back readers for the 27th installment of the cyber attack of the week series. Today, we are reviewing a recent attack on Instacart.  Now, for those wondering just what Instacart is, allow me to explain. Instacart is “an American company that operates a grocery delivery and pick-up service in the United States and Canada with headquarters in San Francisco.” (Via Wikipedia). The service works as an application that allows customers to place their grocery order… Read More
  • Can this Shortcut Save your iPhone from Water Damage? (8/24/2020) -   So you dropped your iPhone in water, and placing it in a bag of rice just isn’t doing the trick? What other options are there? Or… is it just time to purchase a new device. Well, we may have a solution for you!   Goodbye August Happy Monday, readers! Today is August 24th, 2020 and we are now nearing the end of summer somewhat faster than I would like!  In the spirit of trying to make summer last as long as possible, last minute trips to the ocean, lake or pool are a must! But as fun as spontaneity is, let me put together a not so ideal situation… Read More
  • The Ritz London Under Attack after Confirming Data Breach (8/21/2020) -   The Ritz, London Recent reports indicate that the luxury hotel brand, The Ritz, London faced a cyber attack after hackers posed as hotel employees.  Good morning, afternoon or evening! We’re back again this Friday with another cyber attack of the week, here at CPG. Today, we are reviewing the recent attack on the Ritz London.  This prominent hotel is located in the UK and provides 5-star experiences and Michelin-Starred restaurants. What could be more regal? Well, as great as staying at the hotel, a recent cyber attack may put a damper on things for guests.   The Attack To begin, in a recent string of tweets, the hotel confirms… Read More
  • Spotify Playlist Trick (8/17/2020) -   Welcome back everyone, time to start a new week! If you ended up on the CPG blog, this is a sign – you are definitely starting off your week right! Anyway, this week we will be looking at a little trick I recently discovered in my Spotify app, that I think you all will enjoy!   Spotify Music Streaming To begin, I am under the assumption that most people have heard of Spotify. But for those who have not, Spotify is a music streaming platform. The platform provides a wide range of artists, playlists and many other features.  Personally, I use Spotify daily. Whether it is creating a new… Read More
  • Michigan State University (MSU) Faces Credit Card Skimming Attack (8/13/2020) -   “An unauthorized party gained access to Michigan State University’s online store, shop.msu.edu, and placed malicious code to expose shoppers’ credit card numbers between Oct. 19, 2019 and June 26, 2020.” – MSU   This week, Michigan State University confirms a credit card skimming attack that put over 2,600 customers at risk. With Big Ten football on hold, maybe it’s time to focus strength elsewhere, like the cyber security department.   Michigan State University Before we dive into the attack, let’s establish some background on the victim of the attack, MSU. Michigan State is a university located in, yes you guessed it, the great state of Michigan. This university in… Read More