US 911 emergency call line outage resolved in some areas

Emergency services on the 911 telephone call line were restored late on Wednesday in parts of the United States, officials said, following a widespread outage across all of South Dakota and in parts of Nebraska, Nevada and Texas. Officials in Read More …

Change Healthcare faces another ransomware threat – and it looks credible

For months, Change Healthcare has faced an immensely messy ransomware debacle that has left hundreds of pharmacies and medical practices across the United States unable to process claims. Now, thanks to an apparent dispute within the ransomware criminal ecosystem, it Read More …

IMF: Rising Cyber Threats Pose Serious Concerns for Financial Stability

Cyberattacks have more than doubled since the pandemic. While companies have historically suffered relatively modest direct losses from cyberattacks, some have experienced a much heavier toll. US credit reporting agency Equifax, for example, paid more than $1 billion in penalties Read More …

Cyberthreats in the transportation industry

Transportation is a key economic sector. It spans a multitude of diverse companies engaged in logistics, urban transit, land and air cargo and passenger conveyance, and other activities. The transportation system performs critical functions that support nationwide objectives by connecting Read More …

Russia foiled 280,000 DDoS cyberattacks against remote electronic voting system

Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Ella Pamfilova, head of Russia’s Central Election Commission, said that the overall turnout in the presidential election as of 3:45 p.m. Moscow time (1245GMT), taking into account remote electronic voting, is 70.81%. Pamfilova Read More …

UK: NHS Dumfries and Galloway hit by cyber attack with ‘significant quantity’ of data at risk

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has been hit by a cyber attack, with the health board saying a “significant quantity” of data has been put at risk and services could potentially be disrupted. In a statement posted to its website on Read More …

Ransomware’s appetite for US healthcare sees known attacks double in a year

Following the February 21 attack on Change Healthcare, scores of people in the US have been living with the brutal, real-world effects of ransomware. Described by the American Hospital Association (AHA) President and CEO Rick Pollack as “the most significant Read More …

Russia’s spy service accuses US of trying to meddle in presidential election

President Vladimir Putin’s foreign intelligence service on Monday accused the United States of trying to meddle in Russia’s presidential election and said that Washington even had plans to launch a cyber attack on the online voting system. Putin, who is Read More …

Three underwater data cables providing Internet through Red Sea are cut amid Al Houthi militant attacks

An incident in the Red Sea has cut three underwater sea cables providing internet and telecommunications around the world as the waterway remains a target of Yemen’s Houthi militants, officials said on Monday. A statement by Hong Kong-based HGC Global Read More …

US prescription market hamstrung for 9 days (so far) by ransomware attack

Nine days after a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate took down the biggest US health care payment processor, pharmacies, health care providers, and patients were still scrambling to fill prescriptions for medicines, many of which are lifesaving. On Thursday, UnitedHealth Group accused Read More …