DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems, DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and Read More …

DDoS attack registered on Russian Defense Ministry website

The official website of the Russian Defense Ministry is down due to a DDoS attack, a source in the law enforcement informed TASS on Friday. “Specialists from the defense ministry are repelling a DDoS attack on the official website of Read More …

Kaseya claims SaaS restoration going swimmingly

Beleaguered IT management firm Kaseya says sixty per cent of its SaaS services have been successfully restored. An update to the firm’s advisory regarding the attack on its VSA product, time-stamped 10:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on July 11th, states: Read More …

White House urges mayors to review local govts’ cybersecurity posture

July 7 Following recent ransomware attacks, Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger asked US mayors to immediately hold a meeting with state agencies’ chiefs to evaluate their cybersecurity posture. Local governments have been under a constant barrage of ransomware attacks Read More …

The Aviation Industry Needs to Move Towards Cyber Resilience

2021 is a significant year for aviation. It marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the worst acts of unlawful interference in the history of aviation. It is also the Year of Security Culture for the ICAO community, which Read More …

Kaseya was fixing zero-day just as REvil ransomware sprung their attack

The zero-day vulnerability used to breach on-premise Kaseya VSA servers was in the process of being fixed, just as the REvil ransomware gang used it to perform a massive Friday attack. The vulnerability had been previously disclosed to Kaseya by Read More …

Why Healthcare Keeps Falling Prey to Ransomware and Other Cyberattacks

The healthcare industry is under attack like never before. What started as a surge in criminal activity during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic has now metastasized into a full-blown crisis within the healthcare industry worldwide. The recent disruptive Read More …

The human cost of ransomware: Disruption to Irish health service will continue for months

Ireland’s health service faces months of disruption as it continues to recover from a ransomware attack, the head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. HSE, which is responsible for healthcare and social services across Ireland, fell victim to Read More …