U.S. unveils plan to improve cyber defenses for water utilities

The White House on Thursday unveiled a plan to beef up cybersecurity in the nation’s water sector, an extension of its efforts to thwart attacks against critical infrastructure including electricity and natural gas pipeline operators. Senior administration officials said water Read More …

Brazilian Ministry of Health recovers systems over a month after cyberattack

After a major cyberattack brought key systems of Brazil’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to a halt, the department has reported all its platforms are back online. According to a statement released by the MoH on Friday (14), most systems have Read More …

The race towards renewable energy is creating new cybersecurity risks

The renewable energy industry is becoming more important as countries attempt to move away from fossil fuels, but the continued growth of the sector must be managed with cybersecurity in mind, or there’s the danger that vulnerabilities in everything from Read More …

Cyberattack shuts down Albuquerque schools; county copes with ransomware incident

School officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico have cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday due to a cyberattack. The shutdown took place just days after a ransomware attack hit government services across Bernalillo County. In a statement posted to the Albuquerque Read More …

Fingers point to Lazarus, Cobalt, FIN7 as key hacking groups attacking finance industry

The Lazarus, Cobalt, and FIN7 hacking groups have been labeled as the most prevalent threat actors striking financial organizations today. According to “Follow the Money,” a new report published on the financial sector by Outpost24’s Blueliv on Thursday, members of Read More …

Maryland officials confirm ransomware attack shut down Department of Health

Maryland officials confirmed on Wednesday that state’s Department of Health is dealing with a devastating ransomware attack, which has left hospitals struggling amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. In a statement released on Wednesday, Maryland Chief Information Security Officer Chip Read More …

Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—authored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA)—is part of our continuing cybersecurity mission to warn organizations of cyber threats and help the cybersecurity community Read More …

TSA to impose cybersecurity mandates on railroad and aviation industries

The Transportation Security Administration will impose new cybersecurity mandates on the railroad and airline industries, including reporting requirements as part of a department effort to force compliance in the wake of high-profile cyberattacks on critical industries, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Read More …

UK: Three flights diverted as Gatwick Airport air traffic control suffers IT issues

Three flights have been diverted from Gatwick Airport due to IT issues in the air traffic control tower. Two British Airways flights were diverted to Heathrow Airport while one easyJet flight was redirected to London Luton Airport, a spokesperson for Read More …

Data breach: Broward Health warns 1.3 million patients, staff of ‘medical identity theft’

This weekend, the Broward Health hospital system notified more than 1.3 million patients and staff members that their personal information was involved in a data breach that started on October 15. In a statement on Saturday, the Florida hospital system Read More …