• June 15, 2020

CF BYTES – Issue #10

The world is on fire following the spree of cyberattacks that have skyrocketed in a short span of time. Instances of attacks on organizations have rattled the cybersecurity scenario, prompting researchers and organizations to up the ante against malpractices and develop products and strategies to combat them. Here, we present to you the latest issue of CF Bytes which talks about the major global cybersecurity developments and cyberattacks in the last fortnight.

Top 5 cyberattacks

  1. Japanese carmaker Honda faced a cyber attack following which its employees lost access to their work laptops and the company suspended global production. A virus infiltrated the company’s internal servers in Tokyo, disrupting work email and other systems at its plants around the world, halting its car plants in Ohio and Turkey, and its two motorcycle factories in India and Brazil. (read more…)
  2. Internal documents of defence public sector undertaking BEML have been leaked on marketplaces in the dark web. It is suspected that a hacktivist or a Pakistan-based threat actor called ‘R3dr0x’ has targeted the website and leaked sensitive data files along with email accounts and passwords of seven employees.  (read more…)
  3. The Australian beverages giant Lion, behind milk brands Dairy Farmers and Pura and XXXX Gold beer was hit by a major cyber attack that disrupted manufacturing and knocked out its internal IT systems.  (read more…)
  4. A group of hackers executed a successful attack on shipbuilder Fincantieri SpA’s Norwegian unit. Servers at the Norwegian unit, Vard Group AS, were infected with a ransomware, and the company took in place all the actions needed to solve the issue. (read more…)
  5. The internet hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for an attack against Atlanta police Sunday, saying they had taken the department’s website offline. The announcement came in the form of a tweet from an account branded “Anonymous USA”. (read more…)

Top 5 cybersecurity developments

  1. SentinelOne, the autonomous cybersecurity platform company, has been announced as the official cybersecurity provider to British luxury car manufacturer, Aston Martin Lagonda, deploying the next-generation endpoint protection platform to secure its manufacturing, headquarters, supply chain and field offices against the ever evolving threat landscape. (read more…)
  2. The UK government is investing £10m over the next four years to boost the development of new cybersecurity technology solutions. Nine grant winners will share the fund from the government’s Digital Security by Design program, launched last year, which aims to improve the resilience of UK organizations to cyber-attacks. (read more…)
  3. Radware has enhanced its Cloud Workload Protection Service (CWP) to a full-suite of visibility, compliance and reporting features, coupled with enhancements to its attack detection engine. Its compliance engine has been extended to support multi-cloud environments. (read more…)
  4. Kaspersky is kicking off a series of online talks, created to present knowledge and the latest cybersecurity findings. The first event is set to take place on June 17, 2020. Hosted by Kaspersky’s GReAT (Global Research and Analysis Team), which works on uncovering APTs, cyber-espionage campaigns, major malware, ransomware, and underground cybercriminal trends across the world. The online event is open to all threat intelligence professionals and enthusiasts around the world for free. (read more…)
  5. Infosys Ltd is gearing up to address the rising customer concerns around cyber security, heightened due to the impact of coronavirus. It is offering managed security services to clients across the globe from its seven cyber defence centres, referred to as CDCs. Pune, Hyderabad, Mysuru, Indianapolis (US), and Bucharest (Romania) have a centre each and there are two in Bengaluru, the company’s headquarters. (read more…)

Stay tuned to CF Bytes for more periodical updates on cyberattacks and developments in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.



  1. https://www.ft.com/content/da60f3da-9669-4d50-ac33-144adac28f4b
  2. https://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/bemls-internal-data-and-employee-credentials-leaked-on-dark-web-report/76279224
  3. https://www.smh.com.au/technology/drinks-giant-lion-hit-by-cyber-attack-as-hackers-target-corporate-australia-20200609-p550pu.html
  4. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/hackers-target-fincantieri-s-norwegian-unit-with-ransomware
  5. https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/hacker-group-claims-responsibility-after-apd-website-goes-offline/pYHBqHERBqPYqzPuC5tTxL/
  6. https://www.intelligentcio.com/eu/2020/06/11/aston-martin-races-ahead-on-the-road-to-cybersecurity/
  7. https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/uk-government-fund-develop/
  8. https://securitybrief.eu/story/radware-extends-cloud-protection-adds-multi-cloud-support
  9. https://backendnews.net/2020/06/12/kasperskys-free-online-talks-present-latest-cybersecurity-findings/
  10. https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/infosys-gears-up-to-address-rising-cyber-security-concerns-amid-covid-19-crisis-11591867449074.html
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