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Attacks & Breaches, Security

Ransomware attacks now to blame for half of healthcare data breaches

January 15, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Almost half of all data breaches in hospitals and the wider healthcare sector are as a result of ransomware attacks according to new research. Ransomware gangs are increasingly adding an extra layer of extortion to attacks by not only encrypting […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US bulk energy providers must now report attempted breaches

January 11, 2021

Via: CSO Online

One of the most pernicious aspects of the far-reaching and potentially devastating SolarWinds supply chain hack is that it successfully evaded detection for at least ten months by hiding inside seemingly normal software operations. The hack of SolarWinds’ Orion product […]


Networking Security, Security

Google’s plan to replace tracking cookies goes under UK antitrust probe

January 8, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in the Chrome browser and its Chromium engine is under investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The antitrust regulator said today that it’s launched a probe under Chapter […]


Networking Security, Security

Protect your personal information online with NordVPN

January 8, 2021

Via: BGR

Shopping on the Internet shouldn’t be difficult. Sure, you may realize that the PlayStation 5 sold out before you had a chance to buy one, but you’ll have other shots to purchase it. While you’re buying items for your home, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read email

January 7, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Justice Department has become the latest federal agency to say its network was breached in a long and wide-ranging hack campaign that’s believed to have been backed by the Russian government. In a terse statement issued Wednesday, Justice […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

As coronavirus cases surge, so do cyberattacks against the healthcare sector

January 5, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The healthcare sector should brace itself against an increase in cyberattack rates and a variety of attack vectors over the coming months, researchers have warned. On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Check Point released new statistics that show a 45% increase in […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

2020 had its share of memorable hacks and breaches. Here are the top 10

December 28, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

2020 was a tough year for a lot of reasons, not least of which were breaches and hacks that visited pain on end users, customers, and the organizations that were targeted. The ransomware menace dominated headlines, with an endless stream […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Vietnam targeted in complex supply chain attack

December 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

A group of mysterious hackers has carried out a clever supply chain attack against Vietnamese private companies and government agencies by inserting malware inside an official government software toolkit. The attack, discovered by security firm ESET and detailed in a […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Intel, Nvidia, and Cisco among companies affected by SolarWinds hack

December 22, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Last week brought news that multiple federal government agencies, including the US Treasury and Commerce departments, had been compromised after installing a booby-trapped update for network monitoring software SolarWinds Orion. It’s believed that hackers working at the behest of the […]


Mobile Security, Security

Google, Microsoft look to team up with Facebook for legal fight against Israeli company

December 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other tech giants asked for permission to join Facebook Inc.’s legal fight against an Israeli company that the social media company accuses of installing malware on the phones of unsuspecting users. The companies asked the […]