Australia asks FBI to help find attacker who stole data from millions of users

Australian authorities have asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist with investigations into the data breach at local telco Optus. Attorney general Mark Dreyfus yesterday revealed the FBI was asked to help identify the entities involved Read More …

Ukrainian hackers attacked the Mir payment system

Hackers staged a powerful and large-scale DDoS attack on the national payment system “Mir” against the backdrop of news about the possible refusal of a number of countries to work with it. How informs “Kommersant”, the goal is to overload Read More …

Control System Defense: Know the Opponent

Operational technology/industrial control system (OT/ICS) assets that operate, control, and monitor day-to-day critical infrastructure and industrial processes continue to be an attractive target for malicious cyber actors. These cyber actors, including advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, target OT/ICS assets to Read More …

New York ambulance service discloses data breach after ransomware attack

Empress EMS (Emergency Medical Services), a New York-based emergency response and ambulance service provider, has disclosed a data breach that exposed customer information. According to the notification, the company suffered a ransomware attack on July 14, 2022. An investigation into Read More …

CISA: Preparing Critical Infrastructure for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Nation-states and private companies are actively pursuing the capabilities of quantum computers. Quantum computing opens up exciting new possibilities; however, the consequences of this new technology include threats to the current cryptographic standards. These standards ensure data confidentiality and integrity Read More …

French hospital hit by $10M ransomware attack, sends patients elsewhere

The Center Hospitalier Sud Francilien (CHSF), a 1000-bed hospital located 28km from the center of Paris, suffered a cyberattack on Sunday, which has resulted in the medical center referring patients to other establishments and postponing appointments for surgeries. CHSF serves Read More …

Hackers attack UK water supplier but extort wrong company

South Staffordshire Water, a company supplying 330 million liters of drinking water to 1.6 consumers daily, has issued a statement confirming IT disruption from a cyberattack. As the announcement explains, the safety and water distribution systems are still operational, so Read More …

Canada’s internet outage caused by ‘maintenance’

One of Canada’s largest mobile and internet providers, Rogers, has apologised for the country-wide outage of its services which began on Friday. The company’s CEO Tony Staffieri said the failure followed “a maintenance update in our core network”. Transport, banking Read More …

North Korean State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Use Maui Ransomware to Target the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to provide information on Maui ransomware, which has been used by North Korean state-sponsored Read More …

What to do about inherent security flaws in critical infrastructure?

The latest threat security research into operational technology (OT) and industrial systems identified a bunch of issues — 56 to be exact — that criminals could use to launch cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. But many of them are unfixable, due Read More …