Cyber Security News Wrap-up #2

It’s time for our Weekly Cyber Security Wrap-up. Here are the stories that caught our eye this week:

a) At the opening ceremony, the PyeongChang Winter Olympics suffered internet connectivity issues. A spokesperson confirmed on Sunday it was due to a cyber attack. No further information has been confirmed but security experts say they had evidence to support the attack had been in motion since last year.

b) Victorian home buyers have been tricked into transferring home deposits into the wrong account by a email phishing attack posing at the real estate agent. This left Victorians over $200,000 out of pocket.

c) According to documents given to lawmakers, last year’s Equifax data breach exposed more personal information than first disclosed. The compromised data now includes tax identification numbers, phone numbers, email addresses and credit card expiry dates. An Equifax spokesperson said the company “in no way did they intend to mislead consumers.”

d) The UK government has attributed the NotPetya ransomware attacks of 2017 to the Russian military, adding “We call upon Russia to be the responsible member of the international community it claims to be rather than secretly trying to undermine it.”