API Releases New Standard for Pipeline Control Systems

On August 18, 2021, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released the third edition of Standard 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity. The edition has been in development since 2017—a result of expert input from over 70 organizations, including the US’s Department Read More …

New Mirai Variant Targets WebSVN Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2021-32305)

Unit 42 researchers have observed exploits in the wild for a recently disclosed command injection vulnerability affecting WebSVN, an open-source web application for browsing source code. The critical command injection vulnerability was discovered and patched in May 2021. A proof Read More …

Cloudflare says it stopped the largest DDoS attack ever reported

Cloudflare said it’s system managed to stop the largest reported DDoS attack in July, explaining in a blog post that the attack was 17.2 million requests-per-second, three times larger than any previous one they recorded. Cloudflare’s Omer Yoachimik explained in Read More …

Ransomware: It’s only a matter of time before a smart city falls victim, and we need to take action now

Ransomware attacks are going to get worse – and one could eventually take out the infrastructure of an entire 5G-enabled smart city, a cybersecurity expert has warned. Cyber criminals deploying ransomware regularly target government services. Not only do public sector Read More …

FBI releases alert about Hive ransomware after attack on hospital system in Ohio and West Virginia

The FBI has released an alert about the Hive ransomware after the group took down Memorial Health System last week. The alert explains that Hive is an affiliate-operated ransomware first seen in June that deploys “multiple mechanisms to compromise business Read More …

US Media, Retailers Targeted by New SparklingGoblin APT

An emerging international cybergang is broadening its targets to include North American media firms, universities and one computer retailer. The advanced persistent threat (APT) group is new, according to researchers who dubbed it SparklingGoblin. Also new is a novel backdoor Read More …