Lighting Giant Acuity Brands Discloses Two Data Breaches


Lighting and building management giant Acuity Brands has publicly disclosed two data breaches suffered by the company in recent years, including one that may have involved ransomware.

The Atlanta, Georgia-based firm employs roughly 13,000 people and has operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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CloudSEK Blames Hack on Another Cybersecurity Company


Digital risk protection company CloudSEK claims that another cybersecurity firm is behind a recent data breach resulting from the compromise of an employee’s Jira account.

As part of the targeted cyberattack, an unknown party used session cookies for the employee’s Jira account to gain access to various types of internal data.

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New Zealand Government Hit by Ransomware Attack on IT Provider


The New Zealand government this week confirmed being impacted by a ransomware attack on managed service provider (MSP) Mercury IT, which has disrupted businesses and public authorities in the country.

A small business with only 25 employees, Mercury IT provides cybersecurity, IT, telecoms, and support services for multiple organizations in the country.

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SIM Swapper Who Stole $20 Million Sentenced to Prison


Nicholas Truglia, of Florida, was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for stealing more than $20 million in a SIM swapping scheme.

According to the indictment, in January 2018, Truglia, now aged 25, participated in a scheme to hack into online accounts in an effort to steal cryptocurrency. He pleaded guilty in late 2021.

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