Cyber Weekly Digest - Week #11

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

In this week's digest, we discuss the latest update on the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities as more hacking groups rush to hack systems before they are patched. Also, we dive into the cyber attack on Molson Coors Brewery Company and how hackers were able to access the feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, jails and Tesla. Keep reading to find out about the biggest cybersecurity stories from across the world.

1. The Norwegian Parliament suffers a cyberattack linked to the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities.

The Storting confirmed it had suffered another cyber-attack in which threat actors were able to steal data. The Storting does not yet know the full extent of the attack and is currently investigating the incident. The Parliament does not believe this incident is related to the APT 28 group December 2020 cyberattack. This week, the European Banking Authority revealed they had also fallen victim to the Exchange Server hacking campaign. In a recent report by ESET, at least ten hacking groups are taking advantage of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and rushing to hack systems before they are patched.

2. A fire destroyed OVH data centres located in Strasbourg, France.

OVH is the largest hosting provider in Europe and the third-largest in the world. Its French data centres, SBG1, SBG2, SBG3, and SBG4 located in Strasbourg, were shut down to contain the damage from a fire that started in SBG2. As a result of this incident, major customers of OVH state their web services are inaccessible. The company is advising customers to enact their disaster recovery plans after the fire has rendered multiple data centres unserviceable.

3. West Ham United accidentally leaked the personal data of supporters on its official website.