Cyber Security News


  • Second data-wiping malware found in Ukraine, says ESET

    March 1, 2022

    The disk-wiping malware that tore through at least hundreds of Ukrainian Windows systems at the start of Russia’s occupation wasn’t alone. Slovakian infosec firm ESET has found a second similar strain in Ukraine. “Malware artefacts suggest that the attacks had been planned for several months,” said the biz. Last week, as the Russian armed forces invaded ...

  • Signal says messages circulating about app’s hacking false

    March 1, 2022

    Instant messaging app Signal said on Monday rumors circulating on several apps that its messaging platform has been “compromised and hacked” is false. Signal said in a tweet that it saw an uptick in usage in Eastern Europe and the rumor messages were often attributed to official government sources that read “attacks on Signal platform.” Read more… Source: ...

  • A free-for-all but no crippling cyberattacks in Ukraine war

    March 1, 2022

    Russia has some of the best hackers in the world, but in the early days of the war in Ukraine, its ability to create mayhem through malware hasn’t had much of a noticeable impact. Instead, it’s Ukraine that’s marshalled sympathetic volunteer hackers in an unprecedented collective global effort to make the Kremlin pay for making war ...

  • Insurance giant AON hit by a cyberattack over the weekend

    February 28, 2022

    Professional services and insurance giant AON has suffered a cyberattack that impacted a “limited” number of systems. AON is a multinational professional services firm offering a wide array of solutions, including business insurance, reinsurance, cybersecurity consulting, risk solutions, healthcare insurance, and wealth management products. AON generated $12.2 billion of revenue in 2021 and has approximately 50,000 employees ...

  • Ukraine says its ‘IT Army’ has taken down key Russian sites

    February 28, 2022

    Key Russian websites and state online portals have been taken offline by attacks claimed by the Ukrainian cyber police force, which now openly engages in cyber-warfare. As the announcement of the law enforcement agency’s site details, specialists from the force have teamed with volunteers to attack the web resources of Russia and Belarus. The three countries are ...

  • Manufacturing is the most targeted sector by ransomware in Brazil

    February 28, 2022

    According to a report published by IBM on security threats in Latin America, companies from the manufacturing sector are feeling the greatest impact of attacks orchestrated by ransomware gangs. Ransomware, corporate email compromise, and credential harvesting together brought bring sector companies to a standstill in Latin America in 2021, further straining supply chains, the X-Force Threat ...

  • Daxin: Stealthy Backdoor Designed for Attacks Against Hardened Networks

    February 28, 2022

    New research by the Symantec Threat Hunter team, part of Broadcom Software, has uncovered a highly sophisticated piece of malware being used by China-linked threat actors, exhibiting technical complexity previously unseen by such actors. The malware appears to be used in a long-running espionage campaign against select governments and other critical infrastructure targets. There is strong ...

  • Toyota supplier reports cyberattack that halts production across Japan

    February 28, 2022

    Toyota has shut down production at 14 of its plants in Japan after a supplier reported a cyberattack, according to a statement provided to Reuters and the Associated Press. Toyota did not respond to multiple requests for comment but said the outages were the result of a “supplier system failure.” Kojima Industries Corp, one of the ...

  • Microsoft finds FoxBlade malware on Ukrainian systems, removes RT from Windows app store

    February 28, 2022

    Microsoft says it found a new malware package — which it calls “FoxBlade” — hours before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24. In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith said it was coordinating its efforts to protect users in Ukraine with the Ukrainian government, the European Union, European nations, the US government, ...

  • Quarter of a million lawyer disciplinary records leak

    February 28, 2022

    Approximately 260,000 nonpublic disciplinary records stored on behalf of The State Bar of California were found to be exposed to the public and to have been republished on Judyrecords.com, a website that aggregates over 630 million public court records. The sensitive records exposed include the case number, filing date, case type, case status, and respondent and ...