Alabama school district had to shut down due to ransomware attack

The Huntsville City Schools system in Alabama has been targeted by ransomware operators, causing them to shut down schools for the remainder of the week and probably next week. With almost 24,000 students, 2,300 teachers, and thirty-seven campuses, the Huntsville City Schools district is the sixth-largest school district in Alabama. The school district provided both…

Americold cold storage giant hit by cyberattack services affected

Americold, a cold storage giant, is currently struggling with a cyber attack affecting its activities, including telecommunications networks, email, inventory control, and order fulfillment. Americold is a leading temperature-controlled warehouse operator that provides retailers, food service providers, and manufacturers with supply-chain services and inventory management. Americold runs 183 warehouses worldwide and has around 13,000 staff…

Capcom hit by cyberattack, systems impacted

Japanese game developer Capcom has disclosed that they suffered a cyberattack over the weekend that is impacting business operations, including email systems. Capcom is well-known for its iconic game franchises, including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, and Mega Man. In a “Notice Regarding Network Issues,” Capcom states that they began experiencing…

Major data breach with Nitro affects Microsoft, Google, Apple

Many well-known organisations, including Google , Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank, have been affected by a major data breach experienced by the Nitro PDF service. Nitro is an application used to build, edit, and sign PDFs and digital documents, estimated to be used by over 10 thousand business customers and 1.8 million licensed users. Nitro…

FINRA warns U.S brokerage firms of widespread phishing attacks

A notice has been released by the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) warning member brokerage firms of widespread phishing attacks using data harvesting surveys. FINRA is a non-profit corporation and self-regulatory agency authorized to oversee exchange markets and trading companies by the U.S. government. The organization oversees over 624,000 brokers across the country, according…