UK: ‘Human error’ blamed for wiping of thousands of police records

Home Secretary Priti Patel must “take responsibility” for the wiping of 150,000 arrest records from police databases, Labour has said. The records were accidentally wiped last week and they included fingerprint, DNA and arrest histories, according to The Times. The Read More …

Capitol attack’s cybersecurity fallout: Stolen laptops, lost data and possible espionage

When hostile actors penetrated the Capitol Building on January 6, they gained access to individual chambers and offices and remained at large within the Capitol complex for well over two hours. We have reports that items were stolen. One report Read More …

Ransomware: Attacks could be about to get even more dangerous and disruptive

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing businesses. An organisation that falls victim to a ransomware attack – which sees cyber criminals use malware to encrypt the network, rendering it inoperable – will quickly find itself unable to do Read More …

New Jersey hospital paid ransomware gang $670K to prevent data leak

University Hospital New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey, paid a $670,000 ransomware demand this month to prevent the publishing of 240 GB of stolen data, including patient info. The attack on the hospital occurred in early September by a ransomware Read More …

Boosting Impact for Profit: Evolving Ransomware Techniques for Targeted Attacks

While more enterprises have adjusted to the new normal, so have cybercriminals who take advantage of the ever-changing work, home, and security landscape. As described in our 2020 Midyear Roundup, the numbers pertaining to ransomware no longer tell the story Read More …