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Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Cyber Attack Weekly Round Up wk 5

Malware Deflates Kwik Fit’s Computer Network

The UK-based car servicing chain was hit by a computer virus that affected their IT systems including the customer booking system. The company has not disclosed the possible motivation behind the attack, but stated that customer data had not been affected.

The Largest Recorded DDoS Attack In History

Someone contact Guinness Book of Records, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) which delivered 500 million packets per second has been thwarted by Imperva. Experts believe the attack was delivered using two known tools which sent a combination of normal SYN packets and a large SYN flood. The previous largest recorded attack was only a mere 129.6 million packets in comparison. Hopefully these increased DDoS attacks are not a sign of what’s to come.

Airbus Personnel Data Breach

The aviation manufacturer suffered a “cyber incident” on their commercial aircraft business’s IT systems which allowed an intruder to access staff personal data. Airbus stated that the attack has not had an impact on its commercial operations, but they are investigating the attack and have notified the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).

 We will be back next week with another round up of cyber-security news.

Stay safe!

 

David Taylor

Written by David Taylor

David is a Digital Marketing Executive at Celerity and drives their digital activity including campaigns, website, blog writing and social media. He has a passion for digital marketing and all things tech - especially in cyber security.