- LightBasin hacking group breaches 13 global telecoms in two years
October 19, 2021
A group of hackers that security researchers call LightBasin has been compromising mobile telecommunication systems across the world for the past five years.
Since 2019, the group hacked into more than a dozen telecommunication companies and maintained persistence through custom malware, to steal data that would serve intelligence organizations.
LightBasin is active since at least 2016 and ...
- Joint CISA, FBI and NSA Cybersecurity Advisory – BlackMatter Ransomware
October 18, 2021
This joint Cybersecurity Advisory was developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) to provide information on BlackMatter ransomware. Since July 2021, BlackMatter ransomware has targeted multiple U.S. critical infrastructure entities, including two U.S. Food and Agriculture Sector organizations.
This advisory provides information ...
- Ongoing Cyber Threats to U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems
October 14, 2021
This joint advisory is the result of analytic efforts between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Security Agency (NSA) to highlight ongoing malicious cyber activity—by both known and unknown actors—targeting the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks, systems, and ...
- Israeli hospital targeted by ransomware attack
October 13, 2021
The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera has been targeted by a ransomware attack that affected the computer systems of the hospital, the medical center announced on Wednesday.
The attack occurred without any prior warning. Since the attack, the hospital has using alternate systems in the meantime while treating patients. The hospital is operating as normal, ...
- Russia and China left out of global anti-ransomware meetings
October 13, 2021
The White House National Security Council facilitates virtual meetings this week with senior officials and ministers from more than 30 countries in a virtual international counter-ransomware event to rally allies in the fight against the ransomware threat.
Publicly disclosed ransomware payments have reached more than $400 million globally in 2020 and over $81 million in the ...
- Cyberattack shuts down Ecuador’s largest bank, Banco Pichincha
October 12, 2021
Ecuador’s largest private bank Banco Pichincha has suffered a cyberattack that disrupted operations and taken the ATM and online banking portal offline.
The cyberattack occurred over the weekend, causing the bank to shut down portions of their network to prevent the attack’s spread to other systems.
Source: Bleeping Computer
- European Parliament passes non-binding resolution to ban facial recognition
October 7, 2021
The European Parliament has voted in favour to a resolution banning law enforcement from using facial recognition systems.
In explaining the resolution, the European Parliament said the use of AI by law enforcement currently poses various risks spanning opaque decision-making, discrimination, privacy intrusion, challenges to the protection of personal data, human dignity, and the freedom of ...
- US and EU to cooperate on tech standards, supply chain security and tech development
September 30, 2021
The United States and the European Union have started work on coordinating approaches across various technology areas, including AI and semiconductors, and tackling non-market policies that result in the misuse of technology.
The plan was created on Wednesday after US and EU representatives, including US President Joe Biden and European Commission Vice Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and ...
- NSA-CISA Guidance: Selecting and Hardening Remote Access VPN Solutions
September 30, 2021
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) allow users to remotely connect to a corporate network
via a secure tunnel. Through this tunnel, users can take advantage of the internal
services and protections normally offered to on-site users, such as email/collaboration
tools, sensitive document repositories, and perimeter firewalls and gateways. Because
remote access VPN servers are entry points into protected networks, they ...
- Alabama: Baby died because of ransomware attack on hospital
September 30, 2021
An Alabama baby was born with severe brain injury and eventually died due to botched care because her hospital was struggling with a ransomware attack, a lawsuit alleges.
The filing is the first credible public claim that someone’s death was caused at least in part by hackers who remotely shut down hospital computers in an extortion ...
- United Health Centers ransomware attack claimed by Vice Society
September 24, 2021
California-based United Health Centers suffered a ransomware attack that reportedly disrupted all of their locations and resulted in patient data theft.
United Health Centers is a health care provider in California with twenty-one community health centers servicing Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties.
On August 31st, BleepingComputer was told by a source in the cybersecurity industry that United ...
- CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory To Help Organizations Reduce Risk Of Attack
September 22, 2021
WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks. The advisory includes technical details on the threat and mitigation steps that public and private sector organizations can take to reduce their risk to this ransomware.
- CISA: Sharing Information To Get Ahead Of Supply Chain Risks
September 21, 2021
The increase in digitization and use of information and communications technology (ICT) has improved ability of many companies to provide National Critical Functions. ICT enables access to real-time information, remote entry to networks, instant communication, and so much more. At the same time, nation-states seeking to cause harm to the United States (i.e., espionage or ...
- Ransomware encrypts South Africa’s entire Dept of Justice network
September 15, 2021
The justice ministry of the South African government is working on restoring its operations after a recent ransomware attack encrypted all its systems, making all electronic services unavailable both internally and to the public.
As a consequence of the attack, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development said that child maintenance payments are now on hold ...