14 Dec 2021

Hackers Target India’s Prime Minister

Hackers compromised the official Twitter account of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. The cyberattackers were able to hack into the social media account on December 11 and tweeted messages to his more than 73 million followers. The messages falsely claimed that India would be adopting Bitcoin as its official currency

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03 Dec 2021

Planned Parenthood Breach Opens Patients to Follow-On Attacks

Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles division has suffered from a cyberattack, resulting in data theft and patient data compromised. According to Planned Parenthood, attackers accessed information such as addresses, insurance information, dates of birth, and clinical information such as diagnosis, procedures, and prescription information. Data from roughly 400,000 patients was stolen,

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03 Dec 2021

Phishing Scam Targets Military Families

Threat researchers at Lookout are seeking to take down a phishing campaign that has allegedly been targeting members of the US military and their families. The campaign has been operating for a while and impersonates military support organizations and personnel to commit advance fee fraud and steal sensitive personal and

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02 Dec 2021

Stealthy ‘WIRTE’ Gang Targets Middle Eastern Governments

On Monday, Kaspersky released a report detailing its latest findings pertaining to a threat actor tracked as WIRTE. Kaspersky stated that the group has been attacking Middle Eastern governments since at least 2019, leveraging malicious Excel 4.0 macros and other tactics.  Kaspersky found that the group planted Microsoft Excel droppers

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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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