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FBI alert warns private organizations of Egregor ransomware attacks

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a security alert warning private sector companies of Egregor ransomware attacks. The US FBI has issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn private organizations of Egregor ransomware attacks. The Egregor ransomware first appeared on the threat landscape in September 2020, since then the gang
Publish At:2021-01-07 20:30 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Reports FBI ransomware

Funke Media Group suffers nationwide ransomware attack in Germany

On December 22, Germany’s third largest publisher fell victim to a cyberattack that affected systems in offices all around the country. The Funke Media Group publishes dozens of newspapers, like Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, and Bergedorfer Zeitung, as well as magazines, several local radio stations, and online news portals. It reaches over 3 mi
Publish At:2021-01-07 07:50 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Reports data breach funke funke media group ranso

Healthcare organizations faced a 45% increase in attacks since November

According to a new report published by Check Point, organizations in the healthcare industry have faced a 45% increase in attacks since November. Check Point researchers reported a surge in the number of attacks against organizations in the healthcare industry, +45% since November. This is more than double the overall increase observed by the experts i
Publish At:2021-01-05 10:31 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Reports COVID-19 hacking news healthca

NSA warns of cloud attacks on authentication mechanisms

The US National Security Agency (NSA) warns of two techniques abused by threat actors for escalating attacks from local networks to cloud infrastructure. The US National Security Agency has published a security advisory that describes two techniques abused in recent attacks against cloud infrastructure. The attack techniques are abused by hackers are u
Publish At:2020-12-19 12:24 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Security Cloud Hacking hacking news in

Thoughts from the NCSC 2020 Annual Review

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released its annual review of 2020.  If you are unfamiliar with the NCSC, part of their mission is that they are “dedicated to making the United Kingdom the safest place in the world to live and work online.”   This is a lofty goal, and since the first report, issued in 2016, the NCSC remains steadfast
Publish At:2020-12-07 03:38 | Read:327 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection NCSC Reports

Baltimore gets hit by ransomware again, the schools this time

All Baltimore County Public Schools closed Wednesday after the school system was hit with a ransomware attack, according to officials. Baltimore County Public Schools superintended Dr. Darryl Williams stated: “This morning, we decided to close all BCPS schools and offices in order to access and limit the impact of the attack.” For those unfamiliar w
Publish At:2020-11-30 14:30 | Read:344 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Reports baltimore Baltimore City Schools educatio

Spotify resets some user logins after hacker database found floating online

A team of researchers working for vpnMentor has found a treasure trove in the form of an unsecured Elasticsearch database containing over 380 million records. The trove contained login credentials and other data belonging to Spotify users. So what’s Spotify doing leaving its user data hanging around on an unsecured database? Answer: It’s not.
Publish At:2020-11-25 13:36 | Read:213 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports 2fa credential stuffing database Elasticsearch mfa P

FBI issued an alert on Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

The U.S. FBI is warning private industry partners of a surge in Ragnar Locker ransomware activity following a confirmed attack from April 2020. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a flash alert (MU-000140-MW) to warn private industry partners of an increase of the Ragnar Locker ransomware activity following a confirmed attack from April
Publish At:2020-11-23 05:55 | Read:413 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Reports hacking ne

Companies paid $4.2M bug bounties for XSS flaws in 2020

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issues are the most common vulnerabilities that received the highest amount of rewards on the HackerOne vulnerability reporting platform. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is the most common vulnerability type and received the highest amount of rewards on the HackerOne vulnerability reporting platform. XSS vulnerabilities accounted
Publish At:2020-10-31 18:23 | Read:535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Reports Bug Bounty HackerOne platform

ENISA Threat Landscape Report 2020

According to the ENISA Threat Landscape Report 2020, cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeted, and in many cases undetected. I’m proud to present the ENISA Threat Landscape Report 2020, the annual report published by the ENISA that provides insights on the evolution of cyber threats for the period January 2019-April 2020. The 8th annual E
Publish At:2020-10-22 04:48 | Read:716 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Intellig

Hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network, DHS report warns

The US DHS’s Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA) report revealed that threat actors have targeted the US Census network during the last year. The US Department of Homeland Security revealed that unknown threat actors have targeted the network of the US Census Bureau during the last year. The attacks were reported in the first Homeland Thre
Publish At:2020-10-11 11:17 | Read:503 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Security Hacking hacking news informat

SLOTHFULMEDIA RAT, a new weapon in the arsenal of a sophisticated threat actor

U.S. DoD and the DHS CISA agency published a malware analysis report for a new malware variant tracked as SLOTHFULMEDIA The U.S. Department of Defense’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a malware analysis report that provides technical detai
Publish At:2020-10-05 07:36 | Read:594 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware Reports CISA cyber espiona

Ransomware en masse on the wane: top threats inside web-phishing in H1 2020

Web-phishing targeting various online services almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, it accounted for 46 percent of the total number of fake web pages. Singapore, 09/18/2020 — Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, evidenced the transformation of the threat portfolio over the first half of 2020. It ca
Publish At:2020-09-18 08:41 | Read:489 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Reports Security hacking news in

SMB cybersecurity posture weakened by COVID-19, Labs report finds

In August, Malwarebytes Labs analyzed the damage caused by COVID-19 to business cybersecurity. Because of immediate, mandated transitions to working from home (WFH), businesses across the United States suffered more data breaches, lost more dollars, and increased their overall attack surfaces, all while experiencing a worrying lack of cybersecurity awareness
Publish At:2020-09-04 18:40 | Read:852 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports business security covid-19 cybersecurity cybersecuri

20 percent of organizations experienced breach due to remote worker, Labs report reveals

It is no surprise that moving to a fully remote work environment due to COVID-19 would cause a number of changes in organizations’ approaches to cybersecurity. What has been surprising, however, are some of the unanticipated shifts in employee habits and how they have impacted the security posture of businesses large and small. Our latest Malwareby
Publish At:2020-08-20 07:05 | Read:661 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports cybersecurity awareness enduring from home labs repo

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