Local and national weather forecast provider The Weather Channel suffered a ransomware attack that temporarily prevented it from going live on the air. Regular viewers got a surprise when they tuned into The Weather Channel on the morning of 18 April. They were expecting to watch “AMHQ,” the network’s live morning show which begins at […]… Read More
Vishwanath Akuthota's USB stick contained an unusually destructive payload.
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Bad actors used a ransomware attack to target the Israeli offices of the customer engagement and digital intelligence company Verint. On 17 April, ZDNet received a screenshot taken by an employee who works at one of Verint’s Israeli offices. The screenshot shows what appears to be a warning message which the data intelligence firm displayed […]… Read More
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A person recently asked me if it was possible to implement ISO 27001 using a specific project management software product. They used the tool in the past to define project plans and make project reviews. While I told them this is entirely possible, the truth is one can implement ISO 27001 even without a project […]… Read More
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Navicent Health, a part of Central Georgia Health System, has disclosed that it suffered a data breach as the result of a digital attack. The second-largest hospital in Georgia and the only regional Level I Trauma Center, Navicent Health explains in a data breach notice that it learned of a digital attack involving some of […]… Read More
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Researchers observed bad actors using a spear phishing campaign to target government entities in Ukraine including military departments. In the beginning of 2019, FireEye Threat Intelligence analyzed an email sent out as part of this campaign. The email used “SPEC-20T-MK2-000-ISS-4.10-09-2018-STANDARD” as its subject line. It also spoofed the sender address so that it appeared to […]… Read More
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The ransom demands imposed by the new “RobbinHood” ransomware family increase $10,000 each day beginning on the fourth day following encryption. The creators of RobbinHood appear to be aiming their attacks at entire networks. When they’ve gained access to a target, they use their ransomware to encrypt as many computers as possible. They then drop […]… Read More
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The annual Scalar Security Study, published in February 2019 and conducted by IDC Canada, identified a new normal across the threat landscape: cybersecurity incidents, be it exfiltration, infiltration or denial of service, occur on a regular basis. Focused on small, midsize and large organizations in Canada, the study confirms that intrusions are inevitable and moreover […]… Read More
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A British man has been jailed for over six years after exploiting ad networks on pornographic websites to spread malware onto innocent users' computers.
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The MuddyWater threat attack group is using a spam campaign to hijack victims’ computers and steal sensitive information. Discovered by Heimdal Security in early April, the campaign begins when malicious actors use social engineering techniques to trick a user into opening a malicious Microsoft Office document attached to a phishing email. The document contains VBA […]… Read More
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Indoor gardening system manufacturer AeroGrow has disclosed a data breach that involved customers’ payment card information. In a sample data breach notice obtained by the Office of Attorney General for the State of California, AeroGrow senior vice president of finance and accounting Grey H. Gibbs explains that the company learned of the security incident on […]… Read More
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A staggering 590,497 resumes have leaked from poorly-secured Chinese companies in just the last three months.
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