03 Sep 2021

FBI Warns Food and Agriculture Firms of Ransomware Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning alerting companies in the food and agricultural sector that they are at high risk for ransomware. This is partially due to corporate attack surfaces expanding, according to the bureau. The notification stated that the sectors contain critical infrastructures that could

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01 Sep 2021

FBI, CISA warn of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have released a joint advisory warning of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend. The agencies noted that cyberattackers have launched dozens of devastating attacks over long weekends in past years. They urged organizations to take extra steps to secure their systems and

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26 Aug 2021

Glitch Exposed Data of Alleged Treaty Violator to FBI

A software program flaw allegedly resulted in private data belonging to a treaty violator being exposed to unauthorized FBI agents for months. The Palantir program was reportedly exploited by at least three FBI employees to view data belonging to US citizen and Singapore resident Virgil Griffith. Griffith is a former

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25 Aug 2021

FBI Issues Ransomware Group Flash Alert

The FBI recently released a flash warning due to the recent activities of an organized cyber-criminal gang referred to as the OnePercent Group. In the alert, which was published on Monday, the FBI stated that the group has been targeting US companies since November 2020. OnePercent uses the threat emulation

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17 Aug 2021

Misconfigured Server Leaks US Terror Watchlist

Bob Diachenko, head of security research for Comparitech, stated that he discovered a configuration error that leaked a secret watchlist of suspected terrorists maintained by the FBI. Diachenko stated that he discovered the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) list on July 19. The server was not fixed for several weeks despite

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02 Aug 2021

SolarWinds attackers breached email of US prosecutors, says Department of Justice

A new update to the SolarWinds attack has revealed that hackers breached the email accounts of US prosecutors, boasting access to the accounts for several months. Several top US intelligence agencies have confirmed that the attacks were likely the work of Russian state-sponsored hackers. US President Joe Biden has initiated

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19 Jul 2021

Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments

Several recent major cyberattacks have led to new calls for banning ransom payments. The attacks have disrupted businesses, caused supply chain ripples in the US economy, and wreaked havoc on hundreds of companies. Most notably, oil and gas transport network Colonial Pipeline and meat producer JBS USA were attacked within

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06 Jul 2021

REvil Group Demands $70 Million for ‘Universal Decryptor’

REvil, the group behind the damaging supply chain ransomware attack on a US software company Kaseya, has reportedly demanded $70 million in return for a universal decryption key. Researchers claim that there could be as many as 1,500 companies impacted globally. It is unclear which ransomware affiliate was used to

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06 Jul 2021

Widespread Brute-Force Attacks Tied to Russia’s APT28

US and UK authorities have declared that a known advanced threat actor, APT28, also referred to as Fancy Bear or Strontium, has been tied to a range of brute-force password spraying attacks against hundreds of government and private sector targets worldwide, including European governments and military. The joint alert was

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06 Jul 2021

Kaseya ransomware attack; 1,500 companies affected, company confirms

Kaseya, an enterprise tech firm, has confirmed that roughly 1,500 businesses were impacted as a result of a cyberattack that targeted its remote device management software. According to the company, the software was then used to spread ransomware to Kaseya’s customers. The supply chain ransomware attack leveraged a vulnerability in

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