30 Nov 2021

Yanluowang Ransomware Tied to Thieflock Threat Actor

Researchers at Symantec previously established links between a threat actor and the Thieflock ransomware operation. Now, they have determined that the same threat actor is leveraging the emerging Yanluowant ransomware in a series of attacks against US corporations. The researchers allegedly observed the ransomware being used in an attack against

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30 Nov 2021

Queensland government energy generator hit by ransomware

On Tuesday, a Queensland government-owned energy generator stated that it had suffered from a ransomware incident over the weekend and was working to mitigate the situation. The company, CS Energy, stated that the cybersecurity incident has not impacted electricity generation at its Callide and Kogan Creek power station. CS Energy

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23 Nov 2021

Over 4000 UK Retailers Compromised by Magecart Attacks

The UK government has reported that 4,000 UK-based online businesses have been infected with digital skimming code. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) informed the compromised online retailers up until the end of September, many of which were infected with the popular Magento e-commerce software. The NCSC stated that it

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23 Nov 2021

GoDaddy’s Latest Breach Affects 1.2M Customers

GoDaddy has reported its fifth cyber incident since 2018, this time stating that an attacker with a compromised password stole email addresses, SSH keys, and database logins. The web-hosting giant stated that 1.2 million customers were impacted in the incident, which was reported on Monday. The breach occurred on September

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18 Nov 2021

CISA Releases Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released two cybersecurity playbooks that focus specifically on incident and vulnerability response. The guides were released in response to an executive order signed in May by President Joe Biden. The executive order was focused on improving the nation’s cybersecurity readiness. The order

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14 Nov 2021

Spanish Brewery “Paralyzed” by Cyber-Attack

Sociedad Anónima Damm, Spain’s second-biggest brewery, has suffered from a sophisticated cyberattack. The attack occurred last Tuesday and the company is expected to fully recover over the next several days. The brewery manufactures the world-renowned Estrella Damm lager and has been in business since 1876. The company was forced to

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12 Nov 2021

Major Water Supplier Suffers Nine-Month Long Breach

One of Australia’s largest regional water suppliers was allegedly breached for several months before detecting unauthorized access to systems. For security professionals, this marks another worrying sign of weakness in critical infrastructure security, an ongoing issue in Australia. The water supplier, which has not been named, suffered from the breach

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08 Nov 2021

Cybersecurity firms provide threat intel for Clop ransomware group arrests

In June, six subjects were arrested by Ukrainian police forces during 20 different raids across Kyiv that consisted of seizing computers, technology, cars, and roughly $185,000 in cash. The Ukrainian police worked with law enforcement in South Korea on the raid, which is known as Operation Cyclone. Interpol allegedly managed

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03 Nov 2021

Ransomware Gangs Target Corporate Financial Activities

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a warning detailing how ransomware gangs are threatening to tank share prices for publicly held companies. According to the FBI, the new extortion tactic consists of cybercriminals targeting businesses when they are approaching significant and time-sensitive financial events, such as quarterly earnings reports

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03 Nov 2021

Holiday Shopping Disruption Beckons as Retail Bot Attacks Surge 13%

Security experts expressed concern over potential disruptions to the upcoming holiday shopping season after retail bot attacks were observed to have increased. Experts found that there was a double-digit year-on-year increase in bot driver cyberattacks in 2021. Imperva released a report titled State of Security Within eCommerce that revealed that

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