10 Jun 2021

JBS Paid $11M to REvil Gang Even After Restoring Operations

Following a cyberattack that forced JBS Foods to take some of its systems and services offline, the company allegedly paid $11 million in ransom to the ransomware gang REvil. The CEO of JBS stated that the decision was made to avoid any further issues or potential problems for its customers.

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09 Jun 2021

Cyber-attack on NYC Law Department

The New York Police Department and the FBI’s Cyber Task Force are currently investigating an instruction into the IT system of the New York City Law Department. The incident was initially reported to have exposed sensitive information pertaining to more than a thousand department employees. The exact scale and depth

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04 Jun 2021

Fujifilm Shuts Down Servers to Investigate Possible Ransomware Attack

Fujifilm shut down its servers to investigate a potential ransomware attack, according to a statement. The company first detected some suspicious activity on June 1, taking quick action to discontinue all compromised systems. On Fujifilm’s website, they state that they are working to determine the extent and scale of the

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03 Jun 2021

Scripps Notifying 147K People of Data Breach

California healthcare provider Scripps is currently informing more than 147,000 individuals that their personal data may have been exposed in a recent cyber-attack against the organizations. Scripps operates five hospitals in San Diego, along with other facilities. The organization took most of its network offline after discovering suspicious activity such

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03 Jun 2021

Teen Crashes Florida School District’s Network

An unnamed teenage boy from Florida is currently facing felony charges after conducting a cyberattack that crashed the networks of 145 schools last spring. The teen was a student at one of the affected schools. The cyberattack was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused all of the

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02 Jun 2021

US Seizes Attacker Domains Used in USAID Phishing Campaign

The United States has seized two command and control malware distribution domains that were utilized in a recently disclosed spearphishing campaign that impersonated email communications from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The attack was disclosed by Microsoft and Volexity last week, and the operation has been attributed to

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01 Jun 2021

FBI Issues Fortinet Flash Warning

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a flash warning late last week pertaining to the exploitation of Fortinet vulnerabilities by advanced persistent threat (APT) groups. The FBI stated that an APT group has been actively targeting a FortiGate appliance since May 2021 seeking to access a web server hosting

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28 May 2021

Researchers find four new malware tools created to exploit Pulse Secure VPN appliances

Researchers at FireEye have disclosed attacks against defense, government, and financial organizations leveraging vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN software. Pulse Secure’s virtual private network and Secure Connect solutions are used by organizations worldwide to ensure secure access to business systems. FireEye reportedly discovered four new malware families designed specifically

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24 May 2021

Amex Fined After Sending Over Four Million Spam Emails

American Express has been fined by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending out over four million spam emails, becoming the latest big-name brand to receive a fine from the data protection regulator. The company has been fined £90,000 for the emails, which were marketing messages. The ICO alleges

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14 May 2021

Cyber-attacks Cost Small US Businesses $25k Annually

Although most of the attacks that make headlines pertain to large companies and organizations, a new report found that cyberattacks are costing small businesses in the US an average of $25,000 annually. The report was published by an international insurance company called Hiscox and it surveyed 6,000 cybersecurity professionals in

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