The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has confirmed that it is continuing to respond to an ongoing ransomware attack that has encrypted files, disrupted systems and seen 1.2 GB of data stolen by cybercriminals. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning to companies to better protect their cloud-based accounts after several recent successful attacks. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
IoT device vendor Ubiquiti has told customers that they should change their passwords after a security breach left user details exposed. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
In their attempt to extort as much money as quickly as possible out of companies, ransomware gang know some effective techniques to get the full attention of a firm's management team. And one of them is to specifically target the sensitive information stored on the computers used by a company's top executives, in the hope of finding valuable data that can best pressure bosses into approving the payment of a sizeable ransom. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s public transportation agency, has warned its staff that hackers accessed their personal bank account details and other information. The warning came in an internal email to workers approximately one month after Translink was struck by the Egregor ransomware and passengers had their journeys disrupted. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The FBI, working with law enforcement agencies across Europe, have seized three web domains and the server infrastructure used by a VPN service to allegedly help cybercriminals compromise networks around the world, and evade detect by police. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The details of Ledger hardware wallet customers provide a golden opportunity for criminals to scam the unwary. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
It’s scary to receive a ransom demand from a cybercriminal, but I would argue it’s even more frightening to receive a threatening phone call from your attackers if you refuse to pay. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.