What companies have been hacked in 2021?
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Published on: Aug 30, 2021
Updated on: Dec 14, 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. The interior attack is carried out by an entity within its security environment that has allowed access to system resources. An externalAn unauthorized user carries out external attack. Potential foreign attackers may be amateur jokers, organized criminals,, or international terrorists on the internet.
In recent years, with the advancement of technology and the increase in the number of internet users and the emergence of professionals in the field of system hacking, many systems have been targeted and hacked.
Now let's look at the companies and targets that were hacked in 2021.
Hacking the information of arms dealers
Gun owners fear violating the information of the seller of firearms. Following the security breach, the names and addresses of British customers of a leading website for buying and selling guns have been published on the Dark Web. Gun ownership is strictly controlled in the UK, and it's challenging to buy a gun there, so this is so valuable on the black market.
Personal information of British Columbians
An 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 understand how the information was obtained and what information was used. Unfortunately, to date, no one has been able to find any evidence of unauthorized access to Homewood Health application.
According to 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 would address two security threats in the latest update to version 14.4 and said that both threats might have been exploited before.
It also added that a Web Kit-related vulnerability could allow remote hackers to access 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 searching for 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 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 afterward, Fars News agency deleted its report, saying on behalf of Sadegh Sikri, a spokesman for the state-owned railway company, that the disruption had not created any problems for the regular operation of the railway service.
Consequently, 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 it.
Hackers can be between 12 and 67 years old and maybe 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.