Pantropic Newsletter #17

Posted April 19, 2023

by Sarah


Singapore data centre says no data loss discovered after report on hackers obtaining logins


Hackers obtained unauthorized access to STT GDC’s data centers in Singapore, report claims. When the business recently conducted an audit, they uncovered evidence of illegal access early last year when the breach was found. Hackers reportedly obtained login credentials and accessed several systems, however, the extent of the damage and data loss is still unknown.

(Source: Channel News Asia)


Data protection for SaaS-based apps is a work in progress


As SaaS providers are not responsible for protecting customer data in their cloud applications, businesses must implement appropriate security measures, such as encryption and access controls among others, to safeguard their data. It is important to understand the shared responsibility model of cloud computing and taking proactive steps to ensure data protection.
(Source: TechTarget)


Royal Mail Ransom Demand Transcript: Postal Service Called LockBit Ransomware Group’s $80M Demand “Ludicrous,” Attackers Wouldn’t Budge Much on Price


The Royal Mail, the UK postal service, suffered a ransomware attack by the LockBit group that demanded $80 million in bitcoin for stolen data. Although the company denied any stolen customer data, this incident underscores the importance of having robust cybersecurity measures in place to prevent ransomware attacks from occurring.
(Source: CPO Magazine)


Hackers Exploit Privilege Escalation Flaw on Windows Backup Service


Hackers are exploiting a flaw in the Windows operating system’s Print Spooler service, allowing them to gain elevated system privileges and execute code remotely. The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over entire networks, making it crucial for organisations to prioritize patching and securing their systems against such threats.
(Source: Infosecurity)


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