Cyber Security News

  • 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: ...

  • Evolving Threat Landscape: A Deep Dive into Multichannel Attacks Targeting Retailers

    April 8, 2024

    Threat actors no longer operate in silos. Today, they use multiple channels such as SMS, email, fake web pages, and compromised cloud accounts. They use these various channels to establish persistence and compromise identities so that they can elevate privileges and move laterally. Proofpoint Threat Research recently observed campaigns in which threat actors used multichannel attacks ...

  • UK: Warning to ‘stay on guard’ after Leicester council cyber-attack

    April 5, 2024

    People have been told to “stay on their guard” after a cyber-attack on Leicester City Council. Police were alerted after the authority was forced to disable its phone and computer systems on 7 March. While about 25 documents have been posted by the apparent attackers, they claim to have a much larger number. Read more… Source:,BBC News  

  • Improving Detection and Response: Making the Case for Deceptions

    April 5, 2024

    Let’s face it, most enterprises find it incredibly difficult to detect and remove attackers once they’ve taken over user credentials, exploited hosts or both. In the meantime, attackers are working on their next moves. That means data gets stolen and ransomware gets deployed all too often. And attackers have ample time to accomplish their goals. In ...

  • US looking at media report that Israel used AI to identify bombing targets in Gaza

    April 5, 2024

    The United States was looking into a media report that the Israeli military has been using artificial intelligence to help identify bombing targets in Gaza, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told CNN in an interview on Thursday. The report in +972 Magazine and Local Call was published on Wednesday. According to the 972+ report, ...

  • Byakugan – The Malware Behind a Phishing Attack

    April 4, 2024

    In January 2024, FortiGuard Labs collected a PDF file written in Portuguese that distributes a multi-functional malware known as Byakugan. The PDF image shows a blurred table and asks the victim to click the malicious link on the PDF file to see the content. Once the link is clicked, a downloader is downloaded. The downloader drops ...

  • The Illusion Of Privacy: Geolocation Risks In Modern Dating Apps

    April 4, 2024

    Dating apps traditionally utilize location data, offering the opportunity to connect with people nearby, and enhancing the chances of real-life meetings. Some apps can also display the distance of the user to other users. This feature is quite useful for coordinating meetups, indicating whether a potential match is just a short distance away or a kilometer ...

  • Why the threat of a ‘nightmare’ Chinese supercomputer just got a step closer

    April 4, 2024

    A cyber security official at the US State Department had noticed something unusual. An internal IT security system, nicknamed “Big Yellow Taxi”, had flagged unusual activity on its corporate Microsoft account. The tech team quickly raised its concerns to Microsoft, hopeful that the alert was just a false positive. What rapidly emerged, however, was that a ...

  • UK: Parliamentary staff warned of dangers after suspected sexting honeytrap attacks

    April 4, 2024

    Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Commons Speaker, has held talks with parliamentary staff following suspected sexting honeytrap attacks targeting MPs, staffers and political journalists. At least 12 men working in and around Parliament, including a serving minister and other MPs, have been targeted on WhatsApp in a suspected spear phishing attack. Attackers contacted their victims under the ...

  • Chaos Ransomware Operator Gives Up Decryption Tool for Free

    April 3, 2024

    The SonicWall CaptureLabs threat research team have been recently tracking ransomware created using the Chaos ransomware builder. The builder appeared in June 2021 and has been used by many operators to infect victims and demand payment for file retrieval. The sample SonicWall researchers analyzed lead them to a conversation with the operator who freely gave up the ...