Updated: Mar 18
Read this week’s Cyber Weekly Digest to find out about the biggest cyber security news including the threat across who breached Samsung’s network and a supply chain attack affecting Russian government sites. Keep reading to stay up to date on this week’s cyber security news.
Samsung confirmed on Monday that its network had been breached and the threat actors stole confidential information, including source code present in Galaxy smartphones. The data extortion group Lapsus$ took responsibility for the attack after leaking close to 190GB of archives claiming to have been stolen from Samsung Electronics. In a statement, Samsung stated that a “security breach” had occurred related to internal company data but said that customer and employee data were not impacted.
Russia has claimed that some of its federal agencies' websites were compromised in a supply chain attack this Tuesday, after unknown attackers compromised the stats widget used to track the number of visitors by multiple government agencies. After hacking the widget, the attackers were able to publish incorrect content on the pages of the websites. The Russian Digital Development Ministry claims the state agencies' websites were brought back within an hour after the breach.