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Category: Attacks & Breaches


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cyberattacks against hospitals must stop, says Red Cross

May 26, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Immediate action needs to be taken to stop cyber attacks targeting hospitals and healthcare organisations during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – and governments around the world need to work together to make it happen, says a newly published open letter […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Ransomware gang asks $42m from NY law firm, threatens to leak dirt on Trump

May 15, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The criminal group behind the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware is extorting a New York-based law firm, threatening to release sensitive files on the company’s celebrity clients unless the the firm pays a whopping $42 million ransom demand. The extortion attempt is […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Security warning: State-backed hackers are trying to steal coronavirus research

May 5, 2020

Via: ZDnet

State-backed hacking groups are targeting healthcare and other organisations involved in national and international responses to coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cloud servers hacked via critical SaltStack vulnerabilities

May 4, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Attackers are exploiting two critical vulnerabilities disclosed late last week in the popular SaltStack infrastructure automation software to take control of servers. Several organizations and open-source projects already had their servers hacked and had to shut down services over the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Policy, Security, State & Local

Local governments asked to protect small businesses from cyberthreats

April 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As state government officials plead for more cybersecurity funding in the next federal stimulus package, experts said Wednesday there’s more that local officials can do to aid small businesses still searching for help in securing their financial systems and remote […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Security researcher identifies new APT group mentioned in 2017 Shadow Brokers leak

April 22, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Three years and eight days ago, on April 14, 2017, a mysterious group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers published a collection of hacking tools that ended up changing the internet forever. Known as the “Lost in Translation” dump, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cyberattacks Target Healthcare Orgs on Coronavirus Frontlines

April 14, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Recent malware campaigns reveal that cybercriminals aren’t sparing healthcare firms, medical suppliers and hospitals on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers have shed light on two recently uncovered malware campaigns: one targeting a Canadian government healthcare organization and a […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

COVID-19 could hamper national security, new data shows

April 1, 2020

Via: FCW

Could the coronavirus pandemic seriously diminish military readiness? That’s been a key question from personnel and reporters to Defense Department leadership in the past several weeks. But a new map suggests COVID-19 could significantly alter DOD’s readiness — particularly for […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Why are governments so vulnerable to ransomware attacks?

March 11, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Ransomware is a constant feature of the threat landscape and despite the damage and disruption it can cause, governments are failing to protect against this form of malware. Emisoft estimates that over 2019, ransomware attacks impacted at least 948 government […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Former DHS watchdogs charged in software and data theft

March 6, 2020

Via: FCW

The Department of Justice announced it has indicted Charles K. Edwards, a former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, and one of his former subordinates for allegedly stealing software and confidential databases from the U.S. government. According […]