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German Hospital Hit by Ransomware, Patient Dies After Being Redirected

A patient died after being redirected to another medical facility as the result of a German hospital having suffered a ransomware infection.On September 17, the Associated Press reported that a woman who needed urgent medical attention died after being transferred from University Hospital of Düsseldorf (Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf) to a facility in anoth
Publish At:2020-09-18 07:50 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Hospita

Maze Gang Distributed Ransomware Payload Inside VM

The gang responsible for the Maze ransomware family conducted an attack in which they distributed their malware payload inside of a virtual machine (VM).Sophos’ Managed Threat Response (MTR) observed the technique in action while investigating an attack that occurred back in July 2020.In that incident, the attackers packaged the ransomware payload inside of
Publish At:2020-09-17 16:40 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Maze ra

Hackers pumped and dumped GAS cryptocurrency for $16.8 million, alleges US DOJ

US authorities have charged two Russian men with allegedly defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers out of at least $16.8 million.The men – Danil “Cronuswar” Potekhin, 25, and 35-year-old Dmitrii Karasavidi, of Voronezh and Moscow respectively – are said to be responsible for a phishing campaign that targeted customers
Publish At:2020-09-17 08:51 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cryptocurr

Building Your Team up to Win the Security Arms Race

In a fast-changing world, stopping to assess your success isn’t really an option anymore. It is increasingly important that security teams are constantly proving their worth and tracking their successes with a view to constantly improving so as to not to get caught behind the times and therefore exposed.How to Make Sure You’ve Got the Momentum You NeedI’d li
Publish At:2020-09-17 01:02 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection compliance File Integrity Mo

New Smishing Campaign Using USPS as Its Disguise

A new SMS-based phishing (“smishing”) campaign is using the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a disguise to target mobile users.On September 15, SlickRockWeb CEO Eric JN Eliason tweeted out two examples of the operation.Both attack SMS messages claimed to contain important information about a USPS package. Using that lure, they attempted to
Publish At:2020-09-16 09:24 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News smishin

Report: No Organization’s Security Culture Has Received ‘Excellent’ Score

Security culture matters to executives, but these individuals are struggling to implement it. In a November 2019 study commissioned by KnowBe4, 94% of individuals with managerial duties or higher in security or risk management said that security culture was important for their organization’s success. Even so, Security Magazine shared that 92% of respondents
Publish At:2020-09-16 01:35 | Read:107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cyber secu

Security Incident at VA Exposed 46K Veterans’ Information

The Office of Management at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disclosed a security incident involving the personal data of 46,000 veterans.The VA detailed the data breach in a statement published on its website on September 14.According to this press release, the VA’s Financial Services Center (FSC) discovered that unauthorized actors had ac
Publish At:2020-09-15 09:56 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News data br

Using the Cost of a Data Breach to Maximize Your ROI on Your Security Tools

The 2020 Cost of Data Breach report from IBM and the Ponemon is out. It provides a detailed analysis of causes, costs and controls that appeared in their sampling of data breaches. The report is full of data, and the website allows you to interact with its information so that you can do your own analysis and/or dig into aspects relevant to you and your indus
Publish At:2020-09-15 01:50 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Cost of Data Breach Study Da

Over 18K COVID-19 Patients’ Data Mistakenly Exposed by NHS Trust

A National Health Service (NHS) Trust revealed that it had mistakenly uploaded the personal information of over 18,000 people who had previously tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).On September 14, Public Health Wales announced in a web statement that the data breach had occurred back on the afternoon of August 30, 2020.This notice explained that
Publish At:2020-09-14 18:18 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News COVID-1

CISA Warns Election-Related Entities to Be on Watch for Phishing Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned election-related entities to be on the lookout for phishing attacks.In an insight piece published on September 10, CISA highlighted malicious actors’ preference for phishing attacks in their efforts to target political parties, think tanks and other entities that might be involved
Publish At:2020-09-11 08:10 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News CISA el

O365 Phishing Attack Used Real-Time Validation against Active Directory

A phishing attack used real-time validation against an organization’s Active Directory in order to steal users’ Office 365 credentials.According to Armorblox, the phishing attack targeted an executive working at an American brand that was named one of the world’s Top 50 most innovative companies for 2019 on a Friday evening.The email used s
Publish At:2020-09-10 12:42 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Active

Cryptocurrency exchange Eterbase hacked, $5.4 million worth of funds stolen

European cryptocurrency exchange platform Eterbase has announced that it has suffered a security breach which saw malicious hackers access its network and steal funds worth US $5.4 million.In a message posted on Telegram, the Slovakian cryptocurrency exchange listed the six hot wallets plundered by cybercriminals for their Ether, Tezos, Bitcoin, ALGO, Ripple
Publish At:2020-09-10 08:43 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection breach cry

Pakistani Electric Supply Company Struck by Netwalker Ransomware

An electric supply company based in Karachi, Pakistan suffered a Netwalker ransomware infection that disrupted its billing and online services.Bleeping Computer learned of the attack through Ransom Leaks, a ransomware researcher who received word from a local Pakistani company that the attack was affecting K-Electric’s internal services.According to Re
Publish At:2020-09-09 09:14 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News K-Elect

Learn Ghidra From Home at SecTor 2020

Running the IoT Hack Lab at SecTor has been a highlight of my year since 2015. Although we won’t be back this year to fill our corner of the MTCC, I’m happy to be teaching A Beginner’s Guide to Reversing with Ghidra as part of the SecTor 2020 virtual conference October 19-20.Ghidra is an advanced software reverse engineering suite developed by NSA’s Research
Publish At:2020-09-09 05:20 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection BlackHat Training Ghidra Sec

DoppelPaymer Gang Claims Responsibility for Newcastle University Issues

The DoppelPaymer ransomware gang claimed responsibility for a digital security incident that affected Newcastle University’s network and systems.In a news release published on its website, Newcastle University revealed that it had begun experiencing issues with several of its IT systems on August 30.Those issues rendered all services inoperable except
Publish At:2020-09-08 17:36 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DoppelP

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