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How hackers managed to cause gas shortages across the USA?

May 17, 2021

Via: Panda Security

Last week, the FBI confirmed that a ransomware attack organized by a cybercrime group called DarkSide forced the Colonial Pipeline into a voluntary shut down. During the six-day outage, panic buying caused a gas shortage across more than a dozen […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Darkside Ransomware Claims It Is Shutting Down

May 17, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

After a typical cyber attack perpetrated by the Darkside ransomware group, they would laugh all the way to their crypto wallets. After all, it was another successful attack without repercussions. But when your attack shuts down the top fuel pipeline […]


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 […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Maybe don’t call Saul? Over 30,000 VoIP devices identifiable worldwide, some with suspected vulnerabilities

May 12, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

As with many inventions of the 20th century, the internet has drastically changed using the phone. Once a vital necessity in every building, PBX boxes are driven towards extinction by devices supporting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). As the name […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

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

May 11, 2021

Via: The Hill

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. […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Siemens Addresses 60 Vulnerabilities Introduced by Third-Party Components

May 11, 2021

Via: Security Week

The German industrial giant has released more than a dozen advisories to inform customers about tens of vulnerabilities affecting RUGGEDCOM, SCALANCE, SIMATIC, SINEMA, SINAMICS and other products. The company has advised organizations using its products to either install updates or […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Oil Pipeline Ransomware Attack: Shutdown & Aftermath

May 10, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

It is a key piece of America’s critical infrastructure that helps people go places. And it helps the United States defend itself. Colonial Pipeline delivers nearly 40% of the fuel consumed by the east coast. This includes diesel fuel, jet […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

DHS Secretary: Small Businesses Hard-Hit by Ransomware

May 6, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

About 50% to 70% of all ransomware attacks in the U.S. are targeting small and medium-sized businesses, costing the victims an estimated total of $350 million in the last year, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Wednesday in a […]