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Americold hit by cyberattack, American Bank Systems hit by ransomware attack, macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Patches 60 Vulnerabilities, and more

Major cybersecurity events on 17th November 2020 (Evening Post): macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Patches 60 Vulnerabilities, Cold storage giant Americold hit by cyberattack, American Bank Systems hit by ransomware attack, full 53 GB data dump leaked.

Round Up of Major Breaches and Scams

Cold storage giant Americold hit by cyberattack, services impacted

Cold storage giant Americold is currently dealing with a cyberattack impacting their operations, including phone systems, email, inventory management, and order fulfillment. Americold is a leading temperature-controlled warehouses operator who offers supply-chain services and inventory management for retailers, food service providers, and producers.

COVID-19-Related Data Breach Affects Thousands in Delaware

Public health officials in Delaware on Sunday disclosed that the personal information of thousands of people who were tested for the coronavirus this summer was mistakenly shared with an unauthorized individual. The state’s Division of Public Health said the data breach happened when a temporary staff member sent two unencrypted emails in August that included files with the test results, names, dates of birth and phone numbers of 10,000 people. The files did not include financial information, the Delaware State News reported.

City of Saint John hit by ‘significant’ cyber attack

There’s been a “significant” cyber-attack against the City of Saint John, according to a news release from the municipality on Sunday evening. The city’s 911 communication system is working, but other services such as online payments systems, email and customer service applications are all down. So is the city’s website. Officials with the city say they don’t yet know whether any personal information stored on the networks has been compromised.

Hacked Websites, Hate Speech Hit Suburban Chicago Schools

Students at two suburban Chicago school districts were exposed to hate speech and lewd material this week after hackers apparently infiltrated both districts’ websites, school officials said. Police were investigating Wednesday’s incidents that targeted the Maine Township High School District 207 and Niles Township High School District 219.

Round Up of Major Malware and Ransomware Incidents

American Bank Systems hit by ransomware attack, full 53 GB data dump leaked

American Bank Systems (ABS), a company that provides services to U.S. financial institutions and banks helping them cooperate efficiently and confidently in a rapidly evolving highly regulated environment has been hit by a ransomware attack this month. Avaddon, the ransomware group behind the attack had earlier alleged they had acquired over 50 GB of the company’s proprietary data but had leaked a partial 4 GB dump earlier this month.

Crooks use software skimmer that pretends to be a security firm

Researchers at Sucuri analyzed a software skimmer that is using their brand name in order to evade detection. The e-skimmer is a base64-encoded JavaScript blob that attackers inject into target webpages. During a routine investigation, the researchers found the web skimmer that pretends to be related to Sucuri, the malicious code was injected into the database of a Magento site.

Round Up of Major Vulnerabilities and Patches

Zoom rolls out security enhancements to stop zoombombing trolls

Zoom has announced today the rollout of new security enhancements designed to help meeting hosts to block zoombombing attempts and participants to report misbehaving users. The Zoom video conferencing software has become an extremely popular way to keep in touch with family and friends since the start of the pandemic, with the company reporting in April that its platform reached 300 million daily users.

macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Patches 60 Vulnerabilities

The first update released by Apple for macOS Big Sur 11.0 addresses 60 vulnerabilities affecting various components of the operating system. macOS Big Sur 11.0 was officially launched on November 12 and on the same day Apple released its first update, version 11.0.1. The company has advised customers to update to this version of macOS Big Sur 11.0 comes preinstalled on certain Mac models but there have been reports that the Big Sur update is bricking some older MacBook Pros.