Pro-Russian Killnet DDoS group took responsibility for the cyber attack that shut down the EU parliament website after members passed a resolution designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Hotel owners relying on franchisors for guest room booking systems can be adversely impacted when these hotel chains are hit by a cyber attack. Hotel owners have the right to know what happened and what is being done to protect systems and guest data.
The cyber attack stemmed from a phishing email and impacted some 113,000 people. The government supplier was also faulted for not following up on an antivirus alert as well as having outdated systems and inadequate staff training in place.
Globally, 65% of board members feel that their organization is at risk of a material cyber attack in the next 12 months. However, 47% also say that their company is unprepared for this eventuality.
Optus disclosed a cyber attack that compromised the personal data of up to 10 million Australians with a threat actor initially demanding $1 million and several sources suggesting human error as the cause.
A confirmed cyber attack on Rockstar led to the GTA6 leak of in-game videos via the internal Slack channel. The hacker claims that they are also sitting on stolen source code and asking for a ransom.
The Department of Education, FBI, and DHS CISA responded to a cyber attack and confirmed a ransomware incident on the second-largest school district, Los Angeles School District (LAUSD), over the Labor Day Weekend.
Russian hackers affiliated with the Killnet group executed a DDoS cyber attack that rendered 20 Japanese government websites inaccessible, including a tax and an e-Government portal.
Prime Minister Edi Rama ended diplomatic ties with Iran in a video statement on September 7, citing the July cyber attack and requiring the country's embassy staff to leave within 24 hours.
IHG Hotels & Resorts, the hotel group that owns the Holiday Inn and Intercontinental brands among numerous others, suffered a cyber attack on the first weekend of September that impacted its central hotel booking system and mobile apps.