News – January 2024

  • AerCap confirms cybersecurity attack

    January 23, 2024

    Irish aircraft leasing giant AerCap is investigating a cybersecurity attack on its systems, but says that it suffered no financial loss as result of the hack. Claims surfaced online at the weekend that an organisation had hacked the Dublin-headquartered multinational’s systems and planned to leak data within days. AerCap confirmed that on January 17th it experienced ...

  • “The mother of all breaches”: 26 billion records found online

    January 23, 2024

    Security researchers have discovered billions of exposed records online, calling it the “mother of all breaches”. However, the dataset doesn’t seem to be from one single data breach, but more a compilation of multiple breaches. These sets are often created by data enrichment companies. Data enrichment is the process of combining first party data from internal ...

  • Threat Assessment: BianLian ransomware group

    January 23, 2024

    Unit 42 researchers have been tracking the BianLian ransomware group, which has been in the top 10 of the most active groups based on leak site data they’ve gathered. From that leak site data, Unit 42 primarily observed activity affecting the healthcare and manufacturing sectors and industries, and impacting organizations mainly in the United States (US) ...

  • Subway reportedly hit by LockBit ransomware – but is it half-baked speculation?

    January 23, 2024

    Subway has allegedly suffered a data breach at the hands of none other than the notorious LockBit ransomware gang. According to a media report, the ransomware-as-a-service provider added the sandwich makers to its data leak site earlier this week after one of its affiliates made away with gigabytes of sensitive data. Read more… Source: MSN News  

  • Australia: Russian man Aleksandr Ermakov has been sanctioned over the Medibank data breach

    January 23, 2024

    The Australian government has used Magnitsky-style sanctions for the first time to punish Russian man Aleksandr Ermakov over what it says is his role in the 2022 Medibank Private data breach. Foreign Minister Penny Wong, Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles made the announcement on Tuesday morning. But what exactly are ...

  • OpenAI Lifts Military Ban, Opens Doors to DOD for Cybersecurity Collaboration

    January 22, 2024

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 16, it was revealed that OpenAI and the Department of Defense will be collaborating on artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity technology. The news has broader implications than just those in the cyber or AI realms: before last week, OpenAI had resisted sanctioning use of its popular ChatGPT application ...

  • New macOS backdoor stealing cryptowallets

    January 22, 2024

    A month ago, Kaspersky researchers discovered some cracked apps circulating on pirating websites and infected with a Trojan proxy. The malicious actors repackaged pre-cracked applications as PKG files with an embedded Trojan proxy and a post-install script initiating the infection. The researchers recently caught sight of a new, hitherto unknown, macOS malware family that was piggybacking ...

  • Cyber Security & Cloud Congress 2024: Uniting 7,000 Experts at the Global Hub of Innovation and Insight

    January 22, 2024

    Santa Clara, CA — 17.01.2024 Cyber Security & Cloud Congress 2024, is an esteemed assembly of more than 7,000 professionals in the Cyber Security & Cloud field. The event is scheduled to occur on June 5-6, 2024, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Envisioned as one of the most extensive conferences and exhibitions of its category ...

  • Lebanon: Ministry of Social Affairs’ website suffers cybersecurity breach

    January 22, 2024

    The Ministry of Social Affairs’ website has been subjected to a cyber-attack. Authorities are actively working to resolve the issue and ensure the restoration of normalcy to the site. Reportedly, the website does not contain any personal information. Read more… Source: Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International   

  • LoanDepot outage drags into second week after ransomware attack

    January 19, 2024

    LoanDepot customers say they have been unable to make mortgage payments or access their online accounts following a suspected ransomware attack on the company last week. The mortgage and loan giant said on January 8 that it was working to “restore normal business operations as quickly as possible” following a security incident that involved the “encryption ...