US 911 emergency call line outage resolved in some areas

Emergency services on the 911 telephone call line were restored late on Wednesday in parts of the United States, officials said, following a widespread outage across all of South Dakota and in parts of Nebraska, Nevada and Texas. Officials in Read More …

Change Healthcare faces another ransomware threat – and it looks credible

For months, Change Healthcare has faced an immensely messy ransomware debacle that has left hundreds of pharmacies and medical practices across the United States unable to process claims. Now, thanks to an apparent dispute within the ransomware criminal ecosystem, it Read More …

Cyberthreats in the transportation industry

Transportation is a key economic sector. It spans a multitude of diverse companies engaged in logistics, urban transit, land and air cargo and passenger conveyance, and other activities. The transportation system performs critical functions that support nationwide objectives by connecting Read More …

Pakistan: Government establishes National CERT to counter cyber attacks

The federal government announced on Tuesday the formation of a National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). This initiative aims to fortify the country’s defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks, providing essential awareness and protection measures to safeguard digital Read More …

Russia foiled 280,000 DDoS cyberattacks against remote electronic voting system

Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Ella Pamfilova, head of Russia’s Central Election Commission, said that the overall turnout in the presidential election as of 3:45 p.m. Moscow time (1245GMT), taking into account remote electronic voting, is 70.81%. Pamfilova Read More …

Ransomware’s appetite for US healthcare sees known attacks double in a year

Following the February 21 attack on Change Healthcare, scores of people in the US have been living with the brutal, real-world effects of ransomware. Described by the American Hospital Association (AHA) President and CEO Rick Pollack as “the most significant Read More …

US health department opens probe into UnitedHealth hack

The U.S. government on Wednesday said it has opened an investigation into the cyberattack at UnitedHealth Group’s Change Healthcare to find out whether there was a breach of protected health data and if the company followed U.S. health privacy law. Read More …

Russia’s spy service accuses US of trying to meddle in presidential election

President Vladimir Putin’s foreign intelligence service on Monday accused the United States of trying to meddle in Russia’s presidential election and said that Washington even had plans to launch a cyber attack on the online voting system. Putin, who is Read More …

Germany: Use of non-secure line behind Taurus talk leak to Russia

The Ministry of Defence blamed an unnamed individual’s improper use of a “non-secure data line” for the recent leak of a German army conversation about the Taurus weapon system to Russia. The mistake was made by the participant who took Read More …