News – August 2023


  • Ukraine-Linked Group Claims It Hacked Website Of Moscow Property Registration Bureau

    August 7, 2023

    A Ukraine-linked hacker group said on Telegram on August 7 that it had hacked the website of Moscow’s municipal property registration bureau (MosgorBTI) overnight, saying “the information about state officials, politicians, military, and special services officers who support the Ukraine war had been handed to Ukraine’s defense forces.” The MosgorBTI’s website has yet to comment on ...

  • Adopting guidance from the US National Cybersecurity Strategy to secure the Internet of Things

    August 7, 2023

    The recently published United States National Cybersecurity Strategy warns that many popular Internet of Things (IoT) devices are not sufficiently secure to protect against many of today’s common cybersecurity threats. The strategy also cautions that many of these IoT devices are difficult—or, in some cases, impossible—to patch or upgrade. A key development occurred on July 18, ...

  • The 10th Annual Cyber Senate Control Systems Cybersecurity USA conference is coming to Nashville on the 19th and 20th of September.

    August 7, 2023

    This operational technology cyber security event is attended by leading Subject Matter Experts from the asset owner, technology and government sphere. This year’s focus will be on sharing collective experiences that can help organisations design and implement their transition plan to Zero Trust architecture, better manage IT and OT convergence, improve technology selection and how ...

  • Cyberattack disrupted hospitals, health care in Pennsylvania, 4 other states

    August 6, 2023

    Hospitals and clinics in several states on Friday began the time-consuming process of recovering from a cyberattack that disrupted their computer systems, forcing some emergency rooms to shut down and ambulances to be diverted. Many primary care services at facilities run by Prospect Medical Holdings remained closed on Friday as security experts worked to determine the ...

  • Spyware maker LetMeSpy shuts down after hacker deletes server data

    August 5, 2023

    Poland-based spyware LetMeSpy is no longer operational and said it will shut down after a June data breach wiped out its servers, including its huge trove of data stolen from thousands of victims’ phones. In a notice on its website in both English and Polish, LetMeSpy confirmed the “permanent shutdown” of the spyware service and that ...

  • FBI Investigating Cyber Attack Affecting Connecticut Hospitals

    August 4, 2023

    “Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. recently experienced a data security incident that has disrupted our operations,” said Nina Kruse, ECHN’s vice president for communications and public affairs. “Upon learning of this, we took our systems offline to protect them and launched an investigation with the help of third-party cybersecurity specialists,” she said. The FBI’s field office in New ...

  • Capita shares plummet 11 per cent as contractor reveals cyber attack cost £25m

    August 4, 2023

    Capita shares in slumped 11.4 per cent on Friday morning after it said a recent data breach could cost it up to £25m. The government contractor, which provides data and IT outsourcing processes, said this morning it expects a major cyber attack in March could cost it £20-25m, as an investigation nears its close. Read more… Source: City ...

  • Estonian state continuing to collect personal telecoms data

    August 4, 2023

    Obtaining data from telecoms firms in the course of criminal investigations in Estonia still goes on, despite stricter limits put in place by the European Union from last year. In April 2022, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that the wholesale storage of personal data, even in the interests of fighting crime, runs counter to ...

  • CISA Releases Five Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    August 3, 2023

    CISA released five Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on August 3, 2023. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. ICSA-23-215-01 Mitsubishi Electric GOT2000 and GOT SIMPLE ICSA-23-215-02 Mitsubishi Electric GT and GOT Series Products Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency  

  • CISA, NSA, FBI, and International Partners Release Joint CSA on Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities of 2022

    August 3, 2023

    The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and international partners are releasing a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), 2022 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities. This advisory provides details on the top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) routinely exploited by malicious cyber actors in 2022, and the associated Common ...