Australia started operating an international ransomware task force to facilitate information sharing and best practices worldwide. “Recent cyber incidents in Australia and around the globe are a stark reminder of the insidious nature of ransomware," said Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil.
Security appliances are targets for sophisticated threat actors who take advantage of devices' limited configuration and logging features, as well as their incompatibility with endpoint detection and response. Suspected Chinese hackers took advantage of a Fortinet zero-day to implant a backdoor.
Ukraine's top information protection agency says Russian cyberattacks are focusing on destruction of critical information infrastructure, spying and disinformation. Although efforts are underway, it will require $1.79 billion to completely restore the telecommunication sector, it says.
A high-severity vulnerability patched by Google Chrome a few months ago allowed hackers to steal sensitive files such as crypto wallets. Hackers increasingly are targeting individuals and organizations that hold cryptocurrencies, writes Imperva security researcher Ron Masas, who discovered the flaw.
Senior U.S. and Japanese officials pledged deepened cooperation in cyberspace while signaling readiness to rebuff China through deployment of an upgraded Marine Corps unit to Okinawa. U.S. President Joe Biden is set to meet Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House.
The Vice Society ransomware group today claimed responsibility for a December 2022 attack on an Australian state fire department that led to a widespread IT outage. Fire Rescue Victoria warned current and former employees and job applicants of data leak.
The Hive ransomware-as-a-service group claimed responsibility for a data breach involving patients of a U.S. nursing home chain with a checkered past. The chain, Consulate Health Care, posted a notice saying the leak originated at an unnamed vendor.
A financially motivated threat actor called Blind Eagle returned from its hiatus and is conducting an ongoing campaign directed at Spanish-speaking targets in the banking industry in Colombia and Ecuador. The hacking group appears to have updated its tools and infection chain.
A class action lawsuit against LastPass alleges that a data breach in August resulted in the theft of $53,000 in bitcoin. An unnamed plaintiff alleges that negligence in the password management company's data security practices led to the Thanksgiving weekend theft.
Hundreds of U.S. counties continue to work with pen and paper after a cyberattack on their digital records management vendor last week disrupted methods to view, add and edit government records. The attack slowed the processing of birth certificates, marriage licenses and real estate transactions.
The BlackCat ransomware-as-a-service group created a spoofed website closely mimicking the website of a victim in order to spread stolen data online. The victim is a small U.S. accounting firm whose stolen files apparently include tax returns and passport scans.
State-backed Russian hacking groups are continuing to focus less on Ukrainian military targets and much more on civilian infrastructure, Ukrainian cybersecurity officials report. Since the start of the year, Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team has tracked more than 2,100 major hack attacks.
Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency revealed this week that it successfully blocked more than 4,500 cyberattacks in 2022. The number of cyberattacks has tripled since last year and has grown fivefold since 2020, the domestic intelligence agency's cyber division chief says.
A North Korean state-sponsored APT group targeted nearly 900 foreign policy experts from South Korea to steal their personal data and carry out ransomware attacks. Targeted individuals mainly had backgrounds in diplomacy, defense and security and were working toward Korean unification.
The attack earlier this year that compromised systems and data at LastPass is more extensive than the password management software provider previously revealed. LastPass says the attacker downloaded from the cloud backups of multiple users' encrypted password vaults, as well as unencrypted URLs.