06 Jun 2022

Russian Ministry Website Reportedly Hacked

Although little information has been clarified, it appears that Russia’s Ministry of Construction, Housing, and Utilities website has been hacked, leaving behind a site that reads “Glory to Ukraine” in Ukrainian. The ministry did acknowledge that the site was unavailable to users, however, it confirmed that no personal data was

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03 Jun 2022

Recovering Ransom Payments: Is This the End of Ransomware?

What’s the best way to stop ransomware? Make it riskier and less lucrative for cyber criminals. Nearly all intruders prefer to collect a ransom in cryptocurrency. But it’s a double-edged sword since even crypto leaves a money trail. Recovering ransomware payouts could lead to a sharp decline in exploits. Ransomware is

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03 Jun 2022

Costa Rica May Be Pawn in Conti Ransomware Group’s Bid to Rebrand, Evade Sanctions

Krebs on Security recently released a post discussing Costa Rica’s involvement in the Conti ransomware group’s larger plans for the future. Last week, Costa Rica’s national health service was hacked by a Russian ransomware group referred to as Hive, just weeks after the country entered a state of emergency in

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03 Jun 2022

Cybercriminals Expand Attack Radius and Ransomware Pain Points

In an interview with Melissa Bischoping, the security researcher with Tanium and Infosec Insiders columnist warns of the increasingly popular trend towards triple extortion ransomware attacks. The multi-faceted approach beyond ransomware and the primary victim is a significant concern for organizations and their members, says Bischoping. Secondhand victims such as

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03 Jun 2022

10 Companies Chosen to Test Next-Generation Cybersecurity Technologies

Ten UK-based cybersecurity companies have been chosen by the government to participate in the latest phase of the Digital Security by Design program. Their participation will consist of experimenting with prototype cybersecurity technology created to strengthen the hardware underlying the computers. The technology was designed by Arm, a semiconductor and

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02 Jun 2022

The Cyber Threat Vector as Food and Agriculture Industry Sector Heads into Critical Seasons

We continue with our research and analysis of the food and agriculture (FA) sector and the cyber threat vector as agriculture and food systems and cyber risk have become a central driving force and critical uncertainty – which we recommend all companies and organizations integrate into their foresight strategy, scenario planning, and strategic planning.

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02 Jun 2022

Scammers Target NFT Discord Channel

A popular Discord bot has been exploited by hackers deploying phishing and scamming attacks. The campaign attempts to persuade users to click on malicious links. Discord is a public chat application that is designed for gamers, but it has gained the attention of crypto owners across the world. Attackers are

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02 Jun 2022

International Authorities Take Down Flubot Malware Network

The information stealing trojan Flubot has been taken down by international authorities. Flubot was known to use SMS messages and contact credentials to spread internationally across Android devices since December 2020. Europol revealed on Wednesday that a collaboration  between law enforcement agencies in 11 different countries was successful in disrupting

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02 Jun 2022

Nearly Three-Quarters of Firms Suffer Downtime from DNS Attacks

According to a new report released by security vendor efficientIP titled the 2022 Global DNS Threat Report, hybrid and cloud migration during the pandemic led to a surge in DNS-related attacks. In addition, application downtime and data theft are two major consequences of this type of attack. The report assesses

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01 Jun 2022

You Need to Update iOS, Chrome, Windows, and Zoom ASAP

Security researchers at WIRED have urged users to update iOS, Chrome, Windows, and Zoom as soon as possible to stay up to date with relevant security issues. According to Wired, Google has had a busy month releasing patches for the Chrome browser and the Android operating system. In addition, Zoom

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