What companies have been hacked in 2021?
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Aug 31, 2021
Have you ever heard of cyberattacks and hacking? Cyberattack on computers and computer networks is an attack and any attempt to disclose, alter, deactivate, destroy, steal or gain access to or use an asset. This attack is a type of aggressive movement that targets computer information systems and networks or personal devices to use their information.
Attacks have different species, two of them are active and inactive. The other two types are internal and external attacks. Internal attack is carried out by an entity within its own security environment, that has allowed to access system resources. External attack is carried out by an unauthorized user. On the internet, potential foreign attackers may be amateur jokers, organized criminals or international terrorists.
In recent years with the advancement of technology and the increase in the number of internet users , as well as the emergence of professionals in the field of system hacking, many systems are targeted and hacked.
Now let’s take a look at the companies and targets that were hacked in 2021.
Hacking the information of arms dealers
Gun owners fears after violating the information of the seller of firearms. Following the security breach, the names and addresses of British costumers of a prominent website for buying and selling guns have been published on the Dark Web. Gun ownership is strictly controlled in the UK and it’s very difficult to buy a gun there, so this is so valuable on the black market.
Personal information of British Columbians
Unknown number of personal information from the people of British Columbia for sale online after the extortion of a health company.
Vancouver CTV News has found that the personal information of British Columbians, revealed on online sites. According to CTV News, some of the information is credible, but most of the information is still in the auction block in Marketo “the leaked data market”.
Officials used cybersecurity experts to try to understand how the information was obtained and what information was used. Unfortunately to date, no one have been able to find any evidence of unauthorized access to Homewood Health application .
According to a statement from The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS), its information system was hacked.
The WCBS tried to investigate the incident and find the source of the security measures.
Apple company announced that it is offering iOS 14.4 for iPhone and iPad due to a threat from a hacker group.
Apple also confirmed that it will address two security threats in the latest update to version 14.4 and said that both threats may have been exploited before.
It also added that a Web Kit-related vulnerability could allow remote hackers to gain access to a device.
Pfizer’s information system
North Korea attempts to hack Pfizer’s system to obtain Covid vaccine information.
South Korea’s spy agency says North Korean hackers have attacked Pfizer’s computer systems in search of information about the vaccine.
Iran’s railway system
Iran’s railway service was hacked with fake messages asking users to contact Khamenei. Fars News agency reported that this hack led to a lot of chaos at train stations. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the hack. Recently it was reported that trains all over the country lost their electronic tracking system. Shortly afterwards, Fars News agency deleted its report, saying behalf of Sadegh Sokri, a spokesman for the state-owned railway company, that the disruption had not created any problems for the normal operation of the railway service.
As a consequence you should know that not everyone is attacked by cybercrime, but ordinary people are at risk too and need to be vigilant. Computer crimes come in many forms and are not always committed by the computer, but are run by the it.
Hackers can be between 12 and 67 years old, and may be far from their target and on another continent. One of the biggest problems of the 21st century is cybercrime. With the advancement of technology, criminals no longer have to rob banks. They get everything they need by hacking. Therefore companies, banks and even ordinary computer and Internet users should increase the level of security of their system and network and be careful so that profiteers cannot abuse them.