QNAP NAS devices hit in surge of ech0raix ransomware attacks

Users of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices are reporting attacks on their systems with the eCh0raix ransomware, also known as QNAPCrypt. The threat actor behind this particular malware intensified their activity about a week before Christmas, taking control of the Read More …

Rook ransomware is yet another spawn of the leaked Babuk code

A new ransomware operation named Rook has appeared recently on the cyber-crime space, declaring a desperate need to make “a lot of money” by breaching corporate networks and encrypting devices. Although the introductory statements on their data leak portal were Read More …

Examining Log4j Vulnerabilities in Connected Cars and Charging Stations

Since its disclosure on Dec. 9, a vast number of articles have been written on the remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the library Apache Log4j — a reflection of its impact. The library is used by innumerable programs to Read More …

Fulfilling Security Requirements for the Transportation Sector

Protecting our critical infrastructure against the threat of ransomware remains a top priority for both the private sector and the federal government. In fact, a recent survey from Tripwire found that security professionals in both sectors still identify ransomware as Read More …

Mitigating Log4Shell and Other Log4j-Related Vulnerabilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), the Computer Emergency Response Team New Zealand (CERT NZ), the New Zealand Read More …

Honeypot experiment reveals what hackers want from IoT devices

A three-year-long honeypot experiment featuring simulated low-interaction IoT devices of various types and locations gives a clear idea of why actors target specific devices. More specifically, the honeypot was meant to create a sufficiently diverse ecosystem and cluster the generated Read More …

Phishing incident causes data breach at West Virginia hospitals

A hospital system in West Virginia has suffered a data breach resulting from a phishing attack, which gave hackers access to several email accounts. Monongalia Health System — which runs Monongalia County General Hospital Company and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Read More …