If you pay attention to the news, then you’ve seen a truly alarming rise in high-profile ransomware attacks in recent weeks. This recent spate of hackers demanding payments in cryptocurrency in return for releasing a company’s data from hostage began with the Colonial Pipeline and Ireland’s health services and has continued with the attack on […]
Bose has disclosed that it was the victim of a sophisticated ransomware attack, but the sound giant didn’t pay a ransom to the attackers.
VMWare is urging users to apply a patch to address two critical vulnerabilities in VMware vCenter and VMware Cloud Foundation to fix remote code execution and authentication vulnerabilities. According to the company’s advisory, multiple vulnerabilities in the vSphere Client were privately reported to VMware., including remote code execution vulnerability in the vSphere Client due to […]
The operators of the Conti ransomware – thought to be behind the attack on Ireland’s health services – are targeting U.S. first responders.
With a renewed focus on preventing and mitigating the impacts of ransomware, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a new report on the indications of compromise and best practices for preventing business disruption, which a particular focus toward critical infrastructure operators. This comes after Colonial Pipeline was hit with a ransomware attack, […]
The ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline that sent shockwaves throughout the U.S. economy and jacked up fuel prices across the country is a stark warning that ransomware and other cyberattacks continue to pose a significant threat our critical infrastructure. Cybercriminals were emboldened in 2020 as organizations were dealt an increased attack surface with employees working […]
The group behind the ransomware attack of Colonial Pipeline that led to huge spikes in fuel prices across the country has reportedly quit after its servers and cryptocurrency was seized. Cybersecurity researcher Brian Krebs wrote last Friday that Darkside, the gang behind the ransomware of the same name, announced on a cybercrime forum that it […]
The Colonial Pipeline Company, the largest pipeline operators in the U.S., has been hit by a massive ransomware attack from the Darkside hacking group and has been largely offline since Friday. According to company statements and news reports, the company discovered the attack on May 7 and took certain systems offline to contain the threat, […]
The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly launching a ransomware task force that will increase training, dedicate more resources to the issue, improve intelligence sharing and identify links between criminal actors and nation states. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the news on Wednesday. The paper said it obtained an internal DOJ […]
U.S. agencies are warning of an uptick in ransomware targeting educational institutions in 12 states and the U.K., spanning K-12, higher education and seminaries, according to a new FBI alert. Specifically, federal investigators are singling out PYSA ransomware, also known as Mespinoza, which the FBI says is capable of exfiltrating and encrypting data on a […]