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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, 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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Subway’s data torpedoed by LockBit, ransomware gang claims

January 22, 2024

Via: The Register

The LockBit ransomware gang is claiming an attack on submarine sandwich slinger Subway, alleging it has made off with a platter of data. LockBit’s post to its leak blog, published on January 21, suggests one of its affiliates breached Subway’s […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Slug slimes aerospace biz AerCap with ransomware, brags about 1TB theft

January 22, 2024

Via: The Register

AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, has reported a ransomware infection that occurred earlier this month, but claims it hasn’t yet suffered any financial losses yet and all its systems are under control. In a US Securities and Exchange […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attacks hospitalizing security pros, as one admits suicidal feelings

January 18, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware attacks are being linked to a litany of psychological and physical illnesses reported by infosec professionals, and in some cases blamed for hospitalizations. A cybersecurity worker in the financial services industry, for example, pinned the stress of remediating ransomware […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Cybercrooks play dress-up as ‘helpful’ researchers in latest ransomware ruse

January 10, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware victims already reeling from potential biz disruption and the cost of resolving the matter are now being subjected to follow-on extortion attempts by criminals posing as helpful security researchers. Researchers at Arctic Wolf Labs publicized two cases in which […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Fidelity National now says 1.3M customers had data stolen by cyber-crooks

January 10, 2024

Via: The Register

Fidelity National Financial now says criminals got hold of data belonging to 1.3 million customers after breaking into its IT network in November. The mortgage giant, which has assets totaling $74 billion and is one of the largest providers of […]


Privacy protection, Security

Uncle Sam tells hospitals: Meet security standards or no federal dollars for you

January 10, 2024

Via: The Register

US hospitals will be required to meet basic cybersecurity standards before receiving federal funding, according to rules the White House is expected to propose in the next few weeks. This comes as hospitals and health clinics nationwide continue to be […]