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Issue #12 - September 19, 2022

Uber Says Lapsus$ Hacker Breached Its Internal Systems

Source: Data Breach Today

Lapsus$ Previously Breached Okta, Microsoft, Nvidia, Samsung and Ubisoft. A member of teenage extortion gang Lapsus$ used social engineering to break into the internal systems of Uber, the ride-hailing app says.


Investigators from the FBI and Department of Justice are probing the event, which began when a self-proclaimed 18-year-old last week spammed the company's Slack channel with vulgar messages, reconfigured the company's DNS settings to redirect intranet websites to a picture of a penis and shared online screenshots of the company's cloud storage and code repositories.




Online Attack Disrupts Michigan School District for 2nd Day

Source: Data Breach Today

K-12 Educational Sector Is a Target for Ransomware Gangs. A Michigan school district suspended operations for a second day as a forensics team investigates an online attack that put at risk the personal information of students across four elementary schools and three middle and high schools.


The more than 3,000 students comprising the South Redford School District in suburban Detroit have been warned against using devices issued by the district.




A cloud isn’t smart unless it’s secure

Source: SC Media

It’s been three years since the federal government established the Cloud Smart strategy, which laid the foundation for agencies to support remote work over the course of the pandemic. Rather than automatically defaulting to a cloud approach (Cloud First), Cloud Smart recommended evaluating workloads and selecting the right environment based on mission requirements – accessibility, and data sensitivity.




US companies advised to consult CISA guidance after largest-ever DDoS attack in Europe

Source: SC Media

Akamai on Thursday reported that it had detected and mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever launched against a European customer on Akamai’s Prolexic platform, with traffic spiking to 704.8 millions-of-packets-per-second (Mpps) in an aggressive attempt to cripple the organization’s business operations.


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