24 Feb 2022

Asia most targeted region in 2021, taking on one in four cybersecurity attacks

IBM’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index revealed that Asia was the region that was most targeted by cyberattacks in 2021, suffering from one in four cybersecurity incidents. Within the region, Japan, Australia, and India saw the most incidents. Server access and ransomware were among the most popular forms of attacks

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18 Feb 2022

Fertility Clinic Hit with Ransomware

A New York City based fertility clinic is undergoing the process of notifying patients that their personal data may have been compromised during a recent cyberattack. The clinic, Extended Fertility, specializes in IVF and was hit with ransomware in December. Since the attack, the clinic has hired a third-party digital

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14 Feb 2022

Three-Quarters of Ransomware Payments Linked to Russia

Chainalysis has released a new report regarding blockchain investigations, finding that roughly three-quarters of ransomware revenue resulted from attacks associated with Russia in 2021. Chainalysis researchers determined that more than $400 million in cryptocurrency went to ransomware strains determined to be highly linked to Russia in some way. The connections

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14 Feb 2022

San Francisco 49ers attacked by BlackByte ransomware group ahead of Super Bowl

Just hours before the Super Bowl started, NFL team the San Francisco 49ers confirmed that they suffered from a ransomware attack perpetrated by the BlackByte group. The team stated that they became aware of the network security incident when it caused a disruption to the team’s corporate IT network. The

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11 Feb 2022

Californian College Attacked with Ransomware

The Ohlone Community College District in California has been struck by a ransomware attack, disrupting faculty and students’ access to certain files. School officials stated that the private information of some staff, faculty, and students was compromised during the attack. Information compromised in the attack includes Social Security numbers, driver’s

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07 Feb 2022

Swissport Ransomware Attack Delayed Flights

Swissport, an airport services giant, is currently restoring its IT systems after it suffered from a ransomware attack late last week. The attack resulted in delayed flights. The company is headquartered in Zurich and handles airport services such as check-in gates, security, baggage handling, aircraft fueling, de-icing, and lounge hospitality.

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07 Feb 2022

FBI says watch out for LockBit 2.0 ransomware, here’s how to reduce the risk to your network

The FBI has published a new warning regarding the LockBit 2.0 ransomware, recommending that companies be diligent in enabling multi-factor authentication. In addition, the agency has advised that admin and high-value accounts implement unique and strong passwords to avoid risks caused by the ransomware, which is one of the most

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27 Jan 2022

Take Your QNAP NAS Offline! DeadBolt Ransomware Locks Devices via Alleged Zero-Day Flaw

A new ransomware strain is allegedly targeting the QNAP customer base, effectively locking users out of the Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and prohibiting them from accessing stored data. The attacks are stemming from a zero-day flaw in the products, according to security researchers. QNAP NAS have been a target

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25 Jan 2022

The January 2022 OODA Network Member Meeting: Putin, Russia, Gray Zone Conflict Capabilities and The Future of Europe

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

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18 Jan 2022

The Global Cyber Criminal Threat: Interpol, Europol and European Nations Step Up to the Plate in 2022

Two recent developments in the fight against global ransomware criminal organizations should filter into your organization’s risk awareness relative to the events in Europe and the overall cyber threat worldwide.

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