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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 […]


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 […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Faced with massive suspected Russian cyber-attack on the U.S. government, Trump blames China

December 21, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a massive cyber-attack on the U.S. government and suggested China may have been responsible — even as other U.S. officials are convinced Russia was the perpetrator. In doing so Saturday on Twitter, the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Russian hackers hit US government using widespread supply chain attack

December 14, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Russian hackers have breached networks belonging to the US government and private organizations worldwide in a widespread espionage campaign that uses the global software supply chain to infect targets. The US Treasury and Commerce departments are among the US government […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Microsoft links Vietnamese state hackers to crypto-mining malware campaign

December 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Vietnamese government-backed hackers have been recently spotted deploying cryptocurrency-mining malware alongside their regular cyber-espionage toolkits, Microsoft said on Monday. The report highlights a growing trend in the cyber-security industry where an increasing number of state-backed hacking groups are also dipping […]