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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 […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

LockBit registered nearly 200 “affiliates” over the past two years

February 22, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

More information about the business operations of the LockBit ransomware gang have emerged, a day after the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) and partners were able to apparently disrupt the group and deface its leak site. According to The Register, […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

LockBit leaks expose nearly 200 affiliates and bespoke data-stealing malware

February 21, 2024

Via: The Register

The latest revelation from law enforcement authorities in relation to this week’s LockBit leaks is that the ransomware group had registered nearly 200 “affiliates” over the past two years. Affiliates are those people who buy into the gang’s ransomware-as-a-service model, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

U.S., U.K. Authorities Take Down Notorious LockBit Ransomware Operation

February 20, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

In a massive coordinated effort, law enforcement agencies from the United States and United Kingdom have dismantled the infrastructure of the notorious LockBit ransomware gang. LockBit has been linked to more than $100 million in ransom payments from victims across […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cactus ransomware gang claims the theft of 1.5TB of data from Energy management and industrial automation firm Schneider Electric

February 20, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Cactus ransomware group claims responsibility for pilfering 1.5TB of data from the Energy management and industrial automation giant Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric is a multinational company that specializes in energy management, industrial automation, and digital transformation. In January, BleepingComputer […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Operation Cronos: law enforcement disrupted the LockBit operation

February 19, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A joint law enforcement action, code-named Operation Cronos, conducted by law enforcement agencies from 11 countries has disrupted the LockBit ransomware operation. Below is the image of the Tor leak site of the Lockbit ransomware gang that was seized by […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Miscreants turn to ad tech to measure malware metrics

February 15, 2024

Via: The Register

Cyber baddies have turned to ad networks to measure malware deployment and to avoid detection, according to HP Wolf Security. The security group’s Q4 2024 Threat Insights Report finds criminals have adopted ad tech tools to make their social engineering […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Korean eggheads crack Rhysida ransomware and release free decryptor tool

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Some smart folks have found a way to automatically unscramble documents encrypted by the Rhysida ransomware, and used that know-how to produce and release a handy recovery tool for victims. Rhysida is a newish ransomware gang that has been around […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

Jet engine dealer to major airlines discloses ‘unauthorized activity’

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has admitted to US regulators that it fell prey to a “cybersecurity incident” after data purportedly stolen from the biz was posted to the Black Basta ransomware group’s leak blog. The form 8-K filed with the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Europe’s largest caravan club admits wide array of personal data potentially accessed

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

The Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) and the experts it drafted to help clean up the mess caused by a January cyberattack still can’t figure out whether members’ data was stolen. According to an update shared with members late last […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

EquiLend back in the saddle as ransom payment rumors swirl

February 6, 2024

Via: The Register

Global securities finance tech company EquiLend’s systems are now back online after announcing a disruptive ransomware attack nearly two weeks ago. EquiLend was founded in 2001 by some of Wall Street’s biggest players – its board of directors includes BlackRock, […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

AnyDesk revokes signing certs, portal passwords after crooks sneak into systems

February 5, 2024

Via: The Register

AnyDesk has copped to an IT security “incident” in which criminals broke into the remote-desktop software maker’s production systems. The biz has told customers to expect disruption as it attempts to lock down its infrastructure. The application developer, which is […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

LockBit shows no remorse for ransomware attack on children’s hospital

February 1, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware gang LockBit is claiming responsibility for an attack on a Chicago children’s hospital in an apparent deviation from its previous policy of not targeting nonprofits. Stooping to new lows, the criminals are reportedly unwilling to reverse the attack on […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Nearly 4-year-old Cisco vuln linked to recent Akira ransomware attacks

January 31, 2024

Via: The Register

Security researchers believe the Akira ransomware group could be exploiting a nearly four-year-old Cisco vulnerability and using it as an entry point into organizations’ systems. In eight of security company TrueSec’s most recent incident response engagements that involved Akira and […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Cactus ransomware gang claims the Schneider Electric hack

January 30, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Schneider Electric is a multinational company that specializes in energy management, industrial automation, and digital transformation. BleepingComputer first reported the attack that hit the Sustainability Business division of the company on January 17th. BleepingComputer contacted Schneider Electric which confirmed the […]


Network security, Security

GCHQ’s NCSC warns of ‘realistic possibility’ AI will help state-backed malware evade detection

January 24, 2024

Via: The Register

The idea that AI could generate super-potent and undetectable malware has been bandied about for years – and also already debunked. However, an article published today by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) suggests there is a “realistic possibility” […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Australia imposes cyber sanctions on Russian it says ransomwared health insurer

January 23, 2024

Via: The Register

Australia’s government has used the “significant cyber incidents” sanctions regime it introduced in 2021 for the first time, against a Russian named Aleksandr Gennadievich Ermakov whom authorities have deemed responsible for the 2022 attack on health insurer Medibank Private. The […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

UK water giant admits attackers broke into system as gang holds it to ransom

January 23, 2024

Via: The Register

Southern Water confirmed this morning that criminals broke into its IT systems, making off with a “limited amount of data.” The Black Basta ransomware group claimed the attack while publishing a snippet of the data it allegedly stole, which included: […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Safeguarding against the global ransomware threat

January 22, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware is used by cybercriminals to steal and encrypt critical business data before demanding payment for its restoration. It represents one of, if not the most, serious cybersecurity threat currently facing governments, public/private sector organizations and enterprises around the world. […]