The University of Hertfordshire has sustained a cyber incident that severely affected students' online classes and an assignment submission portal. The university, however, notes the incident did not lead to data theft.
Brokerage account takeover, supply chain attacks, destructive attacks and those that seek to manipulate time or time stamps are among the latest threats uncovered in the new Modern Bank Heists report authored by Tom Kellermann at VMware Carbon Black.
Researchers at the security firm Intel 471 report cybercriminal gangs are using a newly uncovered malicious document builder called "EtterSilent" to create differentiated, hard-to-discover, malicious documents that can be deployed in phishing attacks.
The key to reducing AppSec risk is pretty simple. It all starts with AppSec visibility and everyone looking at the same data. AppSec visibility data provides the necessary insights to assess risk and drive accountability, to make the right business and operational decisions, and of course to prioritize remediation...
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
The ODP Corp. reports in a Securities and Exchange Commission 8-K filing that it has suffered a loss of about $28 million due to a March 1 cyber incident at its business services and supplies subsidiary, CompuCom, that forced the company to shut down some of its operations.
As times change, many companies and organizations have worked on ramping up their multi-faceted security defenses. However, threat actors and cyber criminals also adapt and hunt for new vulnerabilities, compromising data by embracing new exploits to ensure substantial financial payoff.
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A major Australian broadcaster was hit over the weekend by what was likely ransomware, and the country's federal Parliament was affected by what is described as a clumsy incident that nonetheless triggered a shutdown of its email system.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recent “tell-all” interviews with members of ransomware gangs. Also featured: insights on securing IoT devices and mitigating insider threat risks.
Canadian IoT device manufacturer Sierra Wireless reported Tuesday it had suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, forcing it to halt production. The attack has disrupted its website and some internal operations.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have been in the limelight lately - not just for hitting Acer, Dassault Falcon and celebrity law firms but also for granting tell-all interviews that describe their tactics and motivations.
Acer, one of the world's largest PC and device makers, has been targeted by the ransomware gang REvil, aka Sodinokibi, according to news reports. The Taiwanese company has not confirmed it has been attacked, but data has been posted to the gang's darknet site.