Biden to host summit with tech moguls on combating cyberattacks

United States President Joe Biden is set to host leaders from the country’s largest technology and finance firms at the White House on Wednesday to discuss how to shore up their cybersecurity defences in the face of increasingly complex attacks. Read More …

Pakistan: Neglect caused Federal Board of Revenue cyber-attack

Despite knowing that its information technology equipment is obsolete and some of its software is outdated, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) did not make any serious effort to upgrade them, which resulted into hacking of the data centres. The Read More …

US Census Bureau hacked in January 2020 using Citrix exploit

US Census Bureau servers were breached on January 11, 2020, by hackers who exploited a Citrix ADC zero-day vulnerability as the US Office of Inspector General (OIG) disclosed in a recent report. “The purpose of these servers was to provide Read More …

Japanese insurer Tokio Marine discloses ransomware attack

Tokio Marine Holdings, a multinational insurance holding company in Japan, announced this week that its Singapore branch, Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore (TMiS), suffered a ransomware attack. The announcement came at the beginning of the week and contains little information about Read More …

Hackers used never-before-seen wiper in recent attack on Iranian train system

Researchers with cybersecurity company SentinelOne reconstructed the recent cyberattack on Iran’s train system in a new report, uncovering a new threat actor — which they named ‘MeteorExpresss’ — and a never-before-seen wiper. On July 9, local news outlets began reporting Read More …

Attacks on critical infrastructure are dangerous. Soon they could turn deadly, warn analysts

Tech analyst firm Gartner reckons that hackers will have turned computer systems into weapons to the point that they could injure or kill humans by 2025, and that beyond the human tragedy it will cost businesses $50 billion to remediate Read More …

Cyberattack on Moldova’s Court of Accounts destroyed public audits

Moldova’s “Court of Accounts” has suffered a cyberattack leading to the agency’s public databases and audits being destroyed. Court of Accounts of Moldova is a government authority that performs audits of public financial resources and government agencies to comply with Read More …

CISA: Kaseya VSA Supply-Chain Ransomware Attack

CISA is taking action to understand and address the recent supply-chain ransomware attack against Kaseya VSA and the multiple managed service providers (MSPs) that employ VSA software. CISA encourages organizations to review the Kaseya advisory and immediately follow their guidance Read More …