Government Consulting Firm GMA Reports a Massive Data Breach That Revealed 341,650 Social Security Numbers

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, where data breaches seem to be more of a certainty than a possibility, the recent revelation by Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA) marks a significant moment of concern for privacy advocates, cybersecurity professionals, and individuals alike. Read More …

Russian businesses targeted by novel ransomware gang

Attacks with a Conti ransomware code-based backdoor have been deployed by the new Muliaka ransomware operation against businesses across Russia since at least December, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Windows systems and VMware 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 …

Cybercrime on agriculture operations and businesses is on the rise

When it comes to cyberattacks, ransomware and electronic fraud, farms and ranches are attracting the interest of hackers because they see these agriculture operations as potentially lucrative targets that may not have up-to-date fraud protection tools in place. Cathy Lennon, Read More …

NHS board warns patients of further data leak after cyber attack

An NHS board has warned patients that further personal information could be leaked by cyber criminals who stole medical data in a major cyber attack. A large amount of confidential data was taken from NHS Dumfries and Galloway during a Read More …

ScrubCrypt Deploys VenomRAT with an Arsenal of Plugins

Last year, FortiGuard Labs uncovered the 8220 Gang’s utilization of ScrubCrypt to launch attacks targeting exploitable Oracle WebLogic Servers. ScrubCrypt has been described as an “antivirus evasion tool” that converts executables into undetectable batch files. It offers several options to Read More …

UK: Warning to ‘stay on guard’ after Leicester council cyber-attack

People have been told to “stay on their guard” after a cyber-attack on Leicester City Council. Police were alerted after the authority was forced to disable its phone and computer systems on 7 March. While about 25 documents have been Read More …

Improving Detection and Response: Making the Case for Deceptions

Let’s face it, most enterprises find it incredibly difficult to detect and remove attackers once they’ve taken over user credentials, exploited hosts or both. In the meantime, attackers are working on their next moves. That means data gets stolen and Read More …