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Industrial Equipment Supplier Hit by Cyberattack

The systems of industrial equipment supplier Advanced Flexible Composites Inc. were reportedly hacked on January 17, 2016. Advanced Flexible Composites is based in Lake in the Hills, Illinois and produces fluoropolymer-coated and silicone-coated fabrics and other products. The cyberattack allegedly prevented the company from carrying out typical business operations, such as processing quote and order … More

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North Carolina Furniture Firm Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

North Carolina furniture manufacturer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is the latest to fall victim to a widespread W-2 phishing scam. The cybercriminals reportedly used a spoofed email address to trick an employee into forwarding the tax forms of all 1,100 employees. “We do not believe that the individual who obtained the employee information accessed … More

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W-2 Phishing Scam Hits Illinois Steel Company Staff

Employees of Alton Steel Inc. in Illinois are reporting cases of tax refund fraud after hackers breached the company’s computer system via a phishing scam. The cybercriminals reportedly breached Alton Steel’s computer system on February 2, 2017. The company became aware of the intrusion a few days later on February 5, 2017. Alton Steel Inc. … More

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New Ransomware Targets Industrial Systems

A group of researchers successfully created a malware variant of ransomware that can infect core industrial and infrastructure systems. The Georgia Institute of Technology researchers custom built a ransomware strain to attack a simulated water treatment plant, according to reports. The researchers wanted to underscore vulnerabilities in the systems used by the critical infrastructure, industrial … More

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