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Cyber News Rundown: REvil Ransomware Strikes

REvil Ransomware Strikes Hosting Provider In recent days the web hosting provider Managed.com has been working to recover from a ransomware attack targeting many of their core systems. While the company was able to stop the spread of the attack by shutting down their systems and client websites, it remains unclear what information may have been encrypted
Publish At:2020-11-23 18:03 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Flood of Phony IRS Emails

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Phony IRS Emails Flooding Inboxes Upwards of 70,000 inboxes have been receiving spam claiming to be from the IRS threatening legal action for late or missing payments. Most recipients are Microsoft Office 365 users and have been receiving threats of lawsuits to, wage garnishment and even arrest. These spoofing scams have risen in po
Publish At:2020-11-13 12:20 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Maze Ransomware Shuts Down

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Maze Ransomware Group Ends Operations A press release issued this week announced the end of the Maze ransomware group’s data theft operations. In the release, the Maze authors revealed their motives behind one of the most successful ransomware campaigns to date, and why they chose to finally shut down their massive project. It also
Publish At:2020-11-06 12:38 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Flash Banned from Windows

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Adobe Flash Being Uninstalled on Windows Systems Following its September announcement, Microsoft has released an update that removes Adobe Flash from Windows 10 systems and prevents reinstallation. It should be noted that this update only removes the version of Adobe Flash that comes bundled with Windows 10. Internet browser extensi
Publish At:2020-11-02 18:56 | Read:264 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach ransomware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Child Smartwatch Backdoored

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Backdoor Found in Children’s Smartwatch Researchers have discovered that the X4, made by Norwegian smartwatch seller Xplora, contains a backdoor that could allow for information to be stolen. The X4 watch is designed specifically for children with a limited number of capabilities, mostly for children’s security. The backdoor, howeve
Publish At:2020-10-16 17:26 | Read:334 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel cyber

Cyber News Rundown: COVID-related Attacks Target Canadian Companies

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. New Jersey Hospital Pays Massive Ransom Officials have decided to pay roughly $670,000 in ransom following a ransomware attack on the University Hospital in New Jersey. The hospital was likely forced into this decision after being unable to restore from backups the 240GB of data stolen in the attack on their systems. It’s not entire
Publish At:2020-10-09 18:08 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach ransomware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Ryuk Wreaks Healthcare Havoc

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Ryuk Shuts Down Universal Health Services Computer systems for all 400 Universal Health Services facilities around the globe have reportedly been shut down following an attack by the Ryuk ransomware group. Ryuk is known for targeting large organizations, but the healthcare industry has been gaining popularity among these groups due
Publish At:2020-10-02 08:40 | Read:222 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Magecart Massive Attack

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Magecart Launches Largest E-commerce Attack to Date Roughly 2000 e-commerce sites were compromised in the latest Magecart campaign targeting an out-of-date version of Magento software. It’s believed an additional 95,000 sites that haven’t patched to the latest Magento version could also be targeted by the payment skimming malware. T
Publish At:2020-09-30 11:47 | Read:280 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: LokiBot Attacks Increase

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. DHS Announces Massive Increase in LokiBot Attacks By monitoring and tracking of cyberattacks over 2020, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have uncovered a significant increase in cyberattacks being carried out by LokiBot, a malicious info-stealer of stored passwords and cryptocurrency information. The increase in
Publish At:2020-09-30 11:47 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Android Giveaway Fraud

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Thousands of Android Users fall Victim to Giveaway Fraud Upwards of 65,000 Android users were potentially compromised after installing a malicious app promising free giveaways. Over the year the scam was in effect, roughly 5,000 apps were spoofed to lure victims into downloading in exchange for a phony giveaway. In reality, the infe
Publish At:2020-08-28 14:13 | Read:418 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel android malware cyber

Cyber News Rundown: Ransomware Targets Major Cruise Line

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Ransomware Attack Targets Major Cruise Line Officials for Carnival Cruises have confirmed that a portion of their IT systems were encrypted following a cyberattack identified over the weekend. The company also revealed that sensitive information for both employees and customers was illicitly accessed, though they did not admit to wh
Publish At:2020-08-21 14:12 | Read:560 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Ransomware Strikes Colorado Town

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Colorado Town Suffers Ransomware Attack The town of Lafayette, Colorado, fell victim to a ransomware attack last week without the capability to recover from the attack without paying a ransom of $45,000 in cryptocurrency. The attack disabled many city services for a number of days until officials determined they would not be able to
Publish At:2020-08-17 14:45 | Read:473 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Twitter Hack Arrests

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Multiple Individuals Charged for Twitter Hack Three people were charged with last month’s Twitter hack, which generated over $100,000 in bitcoin by hijacking high-profile accounts. Of the 130 accounts used to spread the Bitcoin scam, major names included Elon Musk and Bill Gates, who have been portrayed in similar past scams. The FB
Publish At:2020-08-06 19:33 | Read:499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware social media

Cyber News Rundown: WasteLocker Ransomware

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Garmin Hit with WastedLocker Ransomware Nearly a week after the company announced they had suffered a system outage, Garmin has finally admitted to falling victim to a ransomware attack, likely from the increasingly popular WastedLocker variant. As is the norm for WastedLocker, the attack was very specific in its targeting of the co
Publish At:2020-07-31 00:35 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: ATM Jackpotting Attacks Rise

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. ATM Jackpotting Attacks on the Rise ATM manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf has identified a malicious campaign that uses proprietary software to “jackpot” the machines. The attack requires malicious actors to breach the ATM manually and then use the software to force the machine to dispense cash at a rapid rate, known within the industry
Publish At:2020-07-24 14:35 | Read:491 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach ransomware