Pharma Giants Hit by Data Breach Drama: Cencora’s Cybersecurity Slip-Up

When it rains, it pours data breaches! Cencora’s cyber slip-up has pharma giants popping aspirins as they alert thousands about stolen personal deets. Meanwhile, Nissan’s security woes accelerate faster than a GT-R with yet another info leak. Buckle up; it’s a bumpy ride in breach-ville!

Hot Take:

Well, it looks like Cencora’s been handing out personal data like free samples at a pharmacy convention, and the pharma bigwigs are now in a pill bottle full of privacy pickle. And just when you thought your health details were safer than a band-aid in a first aid kit, the Chrome exploit pops up to remind us that even our browsers need a cybersecurity flu shot.

Key Points:

  • Cencora, the artist formerly known as AmerisourceBergen, got digitally mugged, and now the pharma giants are feeling the side effects.
  • Personal info including health diagnoses and meds got swiped, but companies pinky-promise there’s no misuse… yet.
  • Google’s playing Whac-A-Mole with Chrome zero-days – patched the eighth one for 2023, and it’s only spring!
  • The EPA’s sounding the alarm that America’s water systems might as well use “password123” for all the good their security does.
  • Nissan’s having a cyber nightmare that just won’t end, with more personal info leaks than a rusty old radiator.
Cve id: CVE-2024-5274
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: Chrome
Cve date updated: 05/28/2024
Cve description: Type Confusion in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 125.0.6422.112 allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code inside a sandbox via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High)

Title: LCDS LAquis SCADA Path Traversal
Cve id: CVE-2024-5040
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: icscert
Cve date updated: 05/21/2024
Cve description: There are multiple ways in LCDS LAquis SCADA for an attacker to access locations outside of their own directory.

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Pharma Firms Feel the Cyber Pain

Picture this: You're one of the top dogs in the pharmaceutical park, and suddenly you find out your data's been nicked thanks to your buddy Cencora's cyber-slip-up. Now you're sending out "Oops, my bad" notes to folks, telling them your data security is as robust as a chocolate teapot. They assure us there's no evidence of misuse, but let's be real – that's like saying your sunken ship is still technically a boat.

Chrome's Exploit Extravaganza

Google's been patching up Chrome like it's a pair of old jeans, with CVE-2024-5274 being the latest style in browser vulnerabilities. High-severity? Check. Exploit in the wild? Check. Time to update your browser before you get digitally pantsed.

Water Systems in Security Drought

In a revelation that's as comforting as a shark in a swimming pool, the EPA has found that most US water systems have cybersecurity akin to a wet paper bag. With threat actors from all over the globe taking a dip in our utilities, it's no wonder the feds are practically begging operators to beef up their digital defenses. Because nothing says "national security" like your tap water getting hacked, right?

Nissan's No Good, Very Bad Year

And in the latest installment of "Nissan's Cybersecurity Chronicles," we find the car giant admitting that even their apology hotline got hacked. It's like going to the repair shop for a fender bender and driving out with square wheels. Customers who thought they'd already had their privacy joyride now get to buckle up for round two. At this point, Nissan's security seems to be running on nothing but fumes.

So there you have it, folks. It's just another week in the wacky world of cybersecurity, where the only thing we can be sure of is that nothing is secure. Stay patched, stay alert, and maybe keep your personal info under your pillow – because it seems to be everyone's favorite grab bag prize.

Tags: data breach, EPA recommendations, Google Chrome vulnerabilities, Nissan data incident, personal information theft, pharmaceutical industry, water system security