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  • “Highly capable” hackers root corporate networks by exploiting Palo Alto Networks firewall 0-day

    April 12, 2024

    Highly capable hackers are rooting multiple corporate networks by exploiting a maximum-severity zero-day vulnerability in a firewall product from Palo Alto Networks, researchers said Friday. The vulnerability, which has been under active exploitation for at least two weeks now, allows the hackers with no authentication to execute malicious code with root privileges, the highest possible level ...

  • Roku says more than 500,000 accounts impacted in cyberattack

    April 12, 2024

    Streaming service provider Roku said on Friday it identified a second cyberattack that impacted about 576,000 additional accounts while investigating a breach that affected 15,000 user accounts earlier this year. The company, which had more than 80 million active accounts, said the hackers did not gain access to any sensitive information such as full credit card ...

  • Government Consulting Firm GMA Reports a Massive Data Breach That Revealed 341,650 Social Security Numbers

    April 10, 2024

    In the ever-evolving digital landscape, where data breaches seem to be more of a certainty than a possibility, the recent revelation by Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA) marks a significant moment of concern for privacy advocates, cybersecurity professionals, and individuals alike. The breach, exposing a staggering 341,650 Social Security numbers, has cast a spotlight on the urgent ...

  • Russian businesses targeted by novel ransomware gang

    April 10, 2024

    Attacks with a Conti ransomware code-based backdoor have been deployed by the new Muliaka ransomware operation against businesses across Russia since at least December, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Windows systems and VMware ESXi infrastructure of one Russian company had been compromised with the malware after Muliaka had infiltrated ...

  • IMF: Rising Cyber Threats Pose Serious Concerns for Financial Stability

    April 9, 2024

    Cyberattacks have more than doubled since the pandemic. While companies have historically suffered relatively modest direct losses from cyberattacks, some have experienced a much heavier toll. US credit reporting agency Equifax, for example, paid more than $1 billion in penalties after a major data breach in 2017 that affected about 150 million consumers. As we show ...

  • UK: Cyber security breaches survey 2024

    April 9, 2024

    Cyber security breaches and attacks remain a common threat. Half of businesses (50%) and around a third of charities (32%) report having experienced some form of cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months. This is much higher for medium businesses (70%), large businesses (74%) and high-income charities with £500,000 or more in annual ...

  • Cybercrime on agriculture operations and businesses is on the rise

    April 9, 2024

    When it comes to cyberattacks, ransomware and electronic fraud, farms and ranches are attracting the interest of hackers because they see these agriculture operations as potentially lucrative targets that may not have up-to-date fraud protection tools in place. Cathy Lennon, general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, says every point along the agrifood chain has ...

  • NHS board warns patients of further data leak after cyber attack

    April 9, 2024

    An NHS board has warned patients that further personal information could be leaked by cyber criminals who stole medical data in a major cyber attack. A large amount of confidential data was taken from NHS Dumfries and Galloway during a sustained hacking attack. Last week, INC Ransom, an extortion operation, posted a message on its dark ...

  • ScrubCrypt Deploys VenomRAT with an Arsenal of Plugins

    April 8, 2024

    Last year, FortiGuard Labs uncovered the 8220 Gang’s utilization of ScrubCrypt to launch attacks targeting exploitable Oracle WebLogic Servers. ScrubCrypt has been described as an “antivirus evasion tool” that converts executables into undetectable batch files. It offers several options to manipulate malware, making it more challenging for antivirus products to detect. FortiGuard Labs recently discovered a ...

  • Vet firm CVS hit by cyber-attack

    April 8, 2024

    Vet group CVS says it has been hit by a cyber-attack which has caused “considerable” disruption, particularly to its UK business. CVS, which runs about 500 veterinary practices globally and employs more than 9,000 people, said it had taken immediate action and its IT services had now been “securely restored” across most of the group. Read more… Source: ...