Cyber Security News

  • Car Dealerships Across US Halt Services After Cyberattack

    June 20, 2024

    Thousands of car dealerships were ground to a halt during a normally busy holiday Wednesday by a cyber incident at CDK Global, a major software provider for dealers across the US. The company “shut all systems down and executed extensive testing and consulted with external third-party experts,” Tony Macrito, a CDK spokesman, said in an email. ...

  • Botswana Cyber Revolution Summit 2024 – Cybersecurity Innovations: Leading the Future of Protection – 9th August 2024

    June 19, 2024

    We TraiCon Events will be hosting Botswana’s premier cybersecurity event titled as “Cyber Revolution Summit” scheduled on 9th August 2024 in Gaborone, Botswana. This summit will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions with top security experts from various industries covering a range of topics, including cybersecurity innovations, data privacy & security, risk management, network security, threat ...

  • Void Arachne Targets Chinese-Speaking Users With the Winos 4.0 C&C Framework

    June 19, 2024

    In early April, Trend Micro researchers discovered that a new threat actor group (which they call Void Arachne) was targeting Chinese-speaking users. Void Arachne’s campaign involves the use of malicious MSI files that contain legitimate software installer files for artificial intelligence (AI) software as well as other popular software. The malicious Winos payloads are bundled alongside ...

  • Analysis of user password strength

    June 18, 2024

    The processing power of computers keeps growing, helping users to solve increasingly complex problems faster. A side effect is that passwords that were impossible to guess just a few years ago can be cracked by hackers within mere seconds in 2024. For example, the RTX 4090 GPU is capable of guessing an eight-character password consisting of ...

  • Finland sees record number of data breach reports in 2023

    June 18, 2024

    A record high number of data breaches were reported to Finland’s Data Protection Ombudsman last year, according to a report by news group Uutissuomalainen. In total, the office received 6,900 data breach reports in 2023, an increase of 1,400 on the figure for 2022. Assistant Data Protection Ombudsman Heljä-Tuulia Pihamaa told Uutissuomalainen that the sharp rise ...

  • Hackers are using fake Chrome, Word and OneDrive errors to trick people into installing malware

    June 17, 2024

    Proofpoint has observed an increase in a technique leveraging unique social engineering that directs users to copy and paste malicious PowerShell scripts to infect their computers with malware. Threat actors including initial access broker TA571 and at least one fake update activity set are using this method to deliver malware including DarkGate, Matanbuchus, NetSupport, and various ...

  • Keytronic confirms data breach after Black Basta ransomware gang strikes again

    June 17, 2024

    Hardware firm Keytronic has confirmed a significant data breach weeks after the Black Basta ransomware group leaked over 500GB of the company’s stolen data around two weeks ago. The company, known for its printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), reported the cyberattack in an SEC filing over a month ago on May 6 – the attack was ...

  • Malvertising Campaign Leads to Execution of Oyster Backdoor

    June 17, 2024

    Rapid7 has observed a recent malvertising campaign that lures users into downloading malicious installers for popular software such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Teams. The installers were being used to drop a backdoor identified as Oyster, aka Broomstick. Following execution of the backdoor, we have observed enumeration commands indicative of hands-on-keyboard activity as well as the ...

  • Philippines Maritime Industry Authority web-based systems hit by cyber attack

    June 17, 2024

    Four web-based systems belonging to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) were “attacked and compromised” on Sunday, MARINA said Monday. MARINA said it deployed its concerned officials and employees to its Central Office to “to implement expeditious measure to ensure the protection of the integrity of the systems.” Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related:

  • Cleveland City Hall to remain closed after ransomware attack

    June 15, 2024

    City officials have confirmed the “cyber incident” that has hamstrung city operations for days to be a ransomware attack. In such attacks, malicious software effectively locks up a computer or network system, preventing access until users pay a ransom, according to the FBI. Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related: