25 Apr 2022

FBI Warns US Farmers of Ransomware Surge

The FBI has warned that US food supply chains are at risk of ransomware attacks. The FBI released a Private Industry Notification this week that details how agricultural cooperatives may be seen as attractive targets to threat groups during the planting and harvesting seasons. Attacks could be financially motivated, or

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22 Apr 2022

Cybersecurity Advisory warns of Russian-backed cyber threats to infrastructure

Cybersecurity authorities from the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory earlier this week detailing the cyber threat these countries face due to their support of Ukraine. According to the advisory, the support could expose the countries to increased rates of malicious cyber activity,

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22 Apr 2022

FBI Seeks Info on BlackCat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a FLASH alert on Tuesday, seeking information pertaining to the threat actor BlackCat. BlackCat has been previously linked to other ransomware-as-a-service groups that have since gone inactive. Information the FBI is looking for includes IP addresses, Bitcoin or Monero addresses and transaction IDs,

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22 Apr 2022

LemonDuck botnet plunders Docker cloud instances in cryptocurrency crime wave

According to Microsoft’s security team, the operators of LemonDuck botnet are targeting systems in a mining campaign. Security researchers state that the malware exploits older vulnerabilities, most of which have already had patches released, to infiltrate cloud systems and servers. This includes EternalBlue, BlueKeep, and Microsoft Exchange ProxyLogon bugs. The

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21 Apr 2022

Google Reports Record Year for Zero Days in 2021

Google reported that 2021 was a record year for zero-day exploits, the highest number since Google began tracking them. However, the company states that this could be a result of improved detection efforts and disclosure procedures rather than increased criminal activity. Project Zero, Google’s exploit team, tracked 58 zero-day exploits

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20 Apr 2022

UK Government Staff Hit with Billions of Malicious Emails in 2021

The UK government was reportedly targeted with billions of malicious emails in 2021, and employees may have clicked on tens of thousands of suspicious or fraudulent links. Comparitech recently conducted a report into these malicious emails, and received answers from 260 government organizations in the form of freedom of information

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20 Apr 2022

Okta says Lapsus$ breach hit just two customers

Cloud software company Okta has confirmed that a cybersecurity incident that occurred in January had a much smaller impact than anticipated. The attackers were allegedly able to access the laptop of a third-party customer support engineer. The attack impacted just two other active customer tenants and lasted a total of

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19 Apr 2022

Top Security Concerns When Accepting Crypto Payment

From Microsoft to AT&T to Home Depot, more companies are accepting cryptocurrency as a way to pay for products and services. This makes perfect sense as crypto coins are a viable revenue source. Perhaps the time is ripe for businesses to learn how to receive, process and convert crypto payments

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19 Apr 2022

Many SMBs wouldn’t survive a ransomware attack

According to a new report from cybersecurity provider CyberCatch, most small and mid-sized businesses would not survive a ransomware attack. In addition to lacking security measures, the companies possess little financial and technical resources to help them recover from the aftermath of an attack. CyberCatch conducted a survey in collaboration

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19 Apr 2022

Menswear Brand Zegna Reveals Ransomware Attack

High-end Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna has revealed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack last August. Accounting materials stolen from the brand were leaked online by threat actor RansomExx because the company reportedly refused to pay ransom demands. Zegna stated that it became aware of unauthorized access

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