White House monitoring fuel supply shortages in southeastern US from pipeline cyberattack

May 11, 2021

The Biden administration is monitoring fuel supply shortages in the southeastern United States after the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, the White House said in a statement late Monday. “The President continues to be regularly briefed on the Colonial Pipeline incident. […]

Android App Developers Required by Google to Share More Info on Data Handling

May 7, 2021

Planned as a safety section in Google Play, the change is expected to “help people understand the data an app collects or shares, if that data is secured, and additional details that impact privacy and security.” Google is already asking […]

3.2 Billion Leaked Passwords Contain 1.5 Million Records with Government Emails

April 26, 2021

A staggering number of 3.28 billion passwords linked to 2.18 billion unique email addresses were exposed in what’s one of the largest data dumps of breached usernames and passwords. In addition, the leak includes 1,502,909 passwords associated with email addresses […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Colonial Pipeline likely paid a $5M ransom to DarkSide

May 14, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The Colonial Pipeline facility in Pelham, Alabama, was hit by a cybersecurity attack on Friday and its operators were forced to shut down its systems. The pipeline allows carrying 2.5 million barrels of refined gasoline and jet fuel each day […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ireland’s Health Service Executive hit by ransomware attack

May 14, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Another major ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is Ireland’s Health Service Executive that was forced to shut down its IT systems on Friday. After being targeted with a significant ransomware attack the Health Service Executive opted […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson

May 13, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

Attackers strike where defenders least expect it — in cybersecurity, certainly, but in the world of physical warfare as well. As a former military officer, I think it’s particularly instructive to look at military battles from the cybersecurity defender’s perspective. […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Microsoft Warns of Attacks on Aerospace, Travel Sectors

May 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

The attacks start with spear-phishing messages that employ lures relevant to the targeted organizations, such as aviation, travel, and cargo, and deliver an image that pretends to be a PDF file and which contains an embedded link. The attackers abuse […]