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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

North Korea building cash reserves using ransomware, video games

May 29, 2024

Via: The Register

A brand-new cybercrime group that Microsoft ties to North Korea is tricking targets using fake job opportunities to launch malware and ransomware, all for financial gain. Microsoft tracks this group as “Moonstone Sleet” and says it has been active since […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Auction house Christie’s confirms criminals stole some client data

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

The revelation follows an incident from earlier in May that forced the auction house’s online bidding system offline, an event which the company said at the time was due to a “technology security issue.” It also closely follows the RansomHub […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Confused by the SEC’s IT security breach reporting rules? Read this

May 22, 2024

Via: The Register

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to clarify guidelines for public companies regarding the disclosure of ransomware and other cybersecurity incidents. According to the breach reporting rules the federal agency adopted in July, public companies must disclose material […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Canada’s London Drugs confirms ransomware attack after LockBit demands $25M

May 22, 2024

Via: The Register

Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has confirmed that ransomware thugs stole some of its corporate files containing employee information and says it is “unwilling and unable to pay ransom to these cybercriminals.” In a statement to The Register, the British […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Aussie cops probe MediSecure’s ‘large-scale ransomware data breach’

May 17, 2024

Via: The Register

Australian prescriptions provider MediSecure is the latest healthcare org to fall victim to a ransomware attack, with crooks apparently stealing patients’ personal and health data. “While we continue to gather more information, early indicators suggest the incident originated from one […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

City of Wichita disclosed a data breach after the recent ransomware attack

May 17, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

On May 5th, 2024, the City of Wichita, Kansas, was the victim of a ransomware attack and shut down its network to contain the threat. The city immediately started its incident response procedure to prevent the threat from spreading and […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

FBI takes down BreachForums ransomware website and Telegram channel

May 15, 2024

Via: The Register

The FBI, in combination with police around the world, have taken control of the website and Telegram channel of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums. The action occurred on Wednesday, just days after the site hosted information apparently stolen from Europol’s databases […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian Hacker Indicted as Mastermind Behind LockBit Ransomware

May 9, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Russian national accused of developing and operating the notorious LockBit ransomware, one of the most destructive and lucrative cybercrime operations in recent years. Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, 31, of Voronezh, Russia, […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Global ransomware crisis worsens

May 9, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware and extortion incidents surged by 67% in 2023, according to NTT Security Holdings’ 2024 Global Threat Intelligence Report. Global ransomware crisis After a down year in 2022, ransomware and extortion incidents increased in 2023. More than 5,000 ransomware victims […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware evolves from mere extortion to ‘psychological attacks’

May 7, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware infections have morphed into “a psychological attack against the victim organization,” as criminals use increasingly personal and aggressive tactics to force victims to pay up, according to Google-owned Mandiant. “We saw situations where threat actors essentially SIM swap the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

City of Wichita hit by a ransomware attack

May 6, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The City of Wichita, Kansas, was the victim of a ransomware attack and shut down its network to contain the threat. The security breach took place on May 5th, 2024, and immediately started its incident response procedure to prevent the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Sweden’s liquor supply severely impacted by ransomware attack on logistics company

April 26, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Skanlog, a critical distributor for Systembolaget, the Swedish government-owned retail chain suffered a ransomware attack. Systembolaget has a monopoly on the sale of alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.5% alcohol by volume. It operates stores across Sweden and is responsible […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Cyberattack disrupted services at Omni Hotels & Resorts

April 5, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A cyberattack hit Omni Hotels & Resorts disrupting its services and forcing the company to shut down its systems. The hotel chain did not share details about the attack, however, the effects reported in the notice suggest that the company […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The impact of compromised backups on ransomware outcomes

March 26, 2024

Via: Naked Security

There are two main ways to recover encrypted data in a ransomware attack: restoring from backups and paying the ransom. Compromising an organization’s backups enables adversaries to restrict their victim’s ability to recover encrypted data and dial-up the pressure to […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

EquiLend Ransomware Attack Leads to Data Breach 

March 12, 2024

Via: Security Week

On January 24, the company announced that some of its systems were taken offline due to “a technical issue” and that services would be disrupted for several days. EquiLend, which confirmed the next day that the disruption was caused by […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Change Healthcare Restores Pharmacy Services Disrupted by Ransomware

March 8, 2024

Via: Security Week

In an incident update on Thursday, the company revealed that it continues to work aggressively on restoring its systems and services and that key functionality is coming back online. “Electronic prescribing is now fully functional with claim submission and payment […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Malware, Threats & Malware

LockBit 3.0’s Bungled Comeback Highlights the Undying Risk of Torrent-Based (P2P) Data Leakage

March 6, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

While embattled ransomware gang LockBit 3.0 fights for its survival following Operation Cronos, a coordinated takedown of the syndicate’s web infrastructure by global authorities, the availability of victim data leaked by the gang persists via peer-to-peer (P2P) torrent networks. The […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

LockBit Bounces Back Shortly After Takedown and Police Trolling

February 28, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

In a coordinated international law enforcement operation on February 19, the notorious LockBit ransomware gang had its Dark Web infrastructure seized by authorities. LockBit is accused of extorting hundreds of companies and organizations globally by encrypting their data and demanding […]


Editorial

Tackling Healthcare Cyber Threats in 2024

February 27, 2024

Via: Mary Gamet

Healthcare cybersecurity is a significant concern for organizations in the industry due to regulations like HIPAA, HITECH Act, and PHI. In 2022, Check Point Research counted 1463 cyberattacks on a weekly average. That is a 74% increase from 2021. US […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Post-LockBit, How Will the Ransomware Ecosystem Evolve?

February 23, 2024

Via: DataBreach Today

Expect attackers to continue refining their tactics for maximizing profits via a grab bag of the same strategies, including forcibly encrypting systems and charging for a decryptor, stealing data and threatening to dump it, creating scary public personae, or a […]