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Cyber News Rundown: Ragnar Locker

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Ragnar locker Attacks Portuguese Energy Producer It was recently confirmed that Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the largest energy producers in the world, has fallen victim to the Ragnar Locker ransomware variant. The original attack took place in April but was only discovered in May after nearly three weeks of being active on th
Publish At:2020-07-10 13:40 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: WastedLocker Shuts Down US News Sites

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. WastedLocker Shuts Down US News Sites Over 30 news sites were compromised in the latest WastedLocker attack that affected many sites under a single parent company. Of the more than 30 companies targeted, eight belong to the Fortune 500 group and were in the early stages of a experiencing a fully encrypting ransomware attack. Luckily
Publish At:2020-07-02 17:55 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel

Cyber News Rundown: Knoxville Rocked by Ransomware

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Ransomware Knocks Out Knoxville, TN Knoxville, Tennessee officials have been working over the past week to secure systems and determine if any sensitive information was stolen after a ransomware attack was identified. Fortunately, city IT staff were able to quickly implement security protocols and shut down critical systems before t
Publish At:2020-06-19 09:28 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Nintendo Accounts Breached

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Nintendo Accounts Breached Stemming from a cyber-attack back in April, Nintendo has just announced that roughly 300,000 user accounts have been compromised, though most belong to systems that are now inoperable. From the excessive unauthorized purchases, the attackers likely used credential-stuffing methods to access accounts and ma
Publish At:2020-06-12 15:19 | Read:137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel phishing ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Trickbot Silently Targets Servers

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. TrickBot Silently Targets Servers Knowing that many domain controller servers are rarely shutdown or rebooted, the authors of TrickBot have made some changes to allow the infection to run from memory. While this can be detrimental to the payload, as a reboot could easily remove it, the stealth approach could let the infection cause
Publish At:2020-06-05 21:11 | Read:390 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Bank of America Breach Reveals PPP Info

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Bank of America Breach Reveals PPP Information After processing over 300,000 Paycheck Protection Program applications, Bank of America has revealed that a data breach occurred within the U.S. Small Business Administration’s program that allowed all other SBA-authorized lenders to view highly sensitive data. The data includes tax inf
Publish At:2020-06-03 15:07 | Read:173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach

Cyber News Rundown: HMRC Takes Down COVID-19 Scam Sites

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Adult Website Leaks Trove of Sensitive Data An recently discovered unsecured database belonging to the adult streaming site Cam4 was found to contain nearly 11 billion unique records amounting to seven terabytes of data. For a site with billions of visitors each year, the exposed data could affect millions who have visited the site
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:03 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel

Cyber News Rundown: Ransomware Hits LA Suburbs

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Los Angeles Suburb Hit with Ransomware Last month, the City of Torrance, California fell victim to a ransomware attack that shut down many of their internal systems and demanded 100 Bitcoins to not publish the stolen data. Along with the roughly 200GB of data it stole from the city, the DoppelPaymer ransomware also deleted all local
Publish At:2020-05-03 06:24 | Read:301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Hackers Aim at Oil Producers

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. As Oil Prices Drop, Hackers Take Aim at Producers With the recent crash in oil prices, and supply rapidly piling up, a new spear phishing campaign has begun targeting executives at several major oil producers. A massive number of emails started being distributed in late March, without the telltale signs of amateur phishing like bad
Publish At:2020-05-03 06:24 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel phishing ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Ransomware Wrecks Florida City

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Florida City Sees Lasting Effects of Ransomware Attack Nearly three weeks after the City of Jupiter, Florida suffered a ransomware attack that took many of their internal systems offline, the city has yet to return to normal. City officials announced they would be working to rebuild their systems from backups, rather than paying any
Publish At:2020-04-17 15:52 | Read:544 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

What’s Behind the Surge in Phishing Sites? Three Theories

Reading Time: ~ 3 min. One of the most notable findings to come from the Webroot 2020 Threat Report was the significant rise in the number of active phishing sites over 2019—a 640% rise, to be exact. This reflects a year-over-year rise in active phishing sites, but it’s important to keep this (dangerous) threat in context. “Of all websites that host malic
Publish At:2020-04-16 08:59 | Read:588 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel phishing real-time anti-phishing

Cyber News Rundown: Malicious COVID-19 Websites Surge

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Malicious COVID-19 Websites Surge In recent months, more than 136 thousand new domains have been registered that reference the current COVID-19 outbreak, many of which have yet to be flagged. A large portion of these sites are distributing phishing campaigns with fake bank login forms and inaccurate URLs, including any number of pan
Publish At:2020-04-10 11:22 | Read:460 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel malware phishing

Cyber News Rundown: Zoom Targeted by Hackers

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Zoom Video Software Targeted by Hackers With much of the professional world now telecommuting, hackers have taken notice and are finding vulnerabilities within Zoom’s software to hijack online meetings. Over 400 new domains have been registered through Zoom in just the last month, of which many have been found to contain suspicious
Publish At:2020-04-06 18:57 | Read:552 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel

Cyber News Rundown: WHO Under Cyberattack

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. World Health Organization Sees Rise in Cyberattacks Officials for the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced that many of their sites and servers have been under attack by unsuccessful hackers trying to capitalize on the latest health scare. The attack stemmed from the use of several malicious domains that attempted to gain
Publish At:2020-03-27 16:10 | Read:512 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel android data breach

Cyber News Rundown: DDoS Strikes U.S. Health Department

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. DDoS Attack Strikes U.S. Health Department Amidst the panic caused by the novel coronavirus, millions of people began navigating to the U.S. Department of Health’s website to find more information on the illness, but instead found the site to be offline after a DDoS attack overwhelmed its servers. This comes as only one of many unfo
Publish At:2020-03-20 08:44 | Read:355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach malware DDOS

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