Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from LAUSD school system

Thousands of files apparently stolen last month in a ransomware attack on the Los Angeles Unified School District were released on the dark web over the weekend. The threat has been a major concern for the nation’s second-largest school district Read More …

New hacking group ‘Metador’ lurking in ISP networks for months

A previously unknown threat actor that researchers have named ‘Metador’ has been breaching telecommunications, internet services providers (ISPs), and universities for about two years. Metador targets organizations in the Middle East and Africa and their purpose appears to be long-term Read More …

China strongly condemns US cyber attacks on China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University

China strongly condemns the cyber attacks launched by the United States on China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University, and urges the U.S. side to offer an explanation and immediately stop its unlawful moves, Foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said Monday. It was Read More …

#StopRansomware: Vice Society

This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is part of an ongoing #StopRansomware effort to publish advisories for network defenders that detail various ransomware variants and ransomware threat actors. These #StopRansomware advisories include recently and historically observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) Read More …

Los Angeles school district says it was target of ransomware attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest collection of public schools in the United States, said it was targeted by a ransomware attack over the Labor Day weekend that caused “significant disruption” but did not lead to cancellation of Read More …

Nelnet Servicing breach exposes data of 2.5M student loan accounts

Data for over 2.5 million individuals with student loans from Oklahoma Student Loan Authority (OSLA) and EdFinancial was exposed after hackers breached the systems of technology services provider Nelnet Servicing. Technology services from Nelnet Servicing, including a web portal, are Read More …

#StopRansomware: Zeppelin Ransomware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are releasing this joint CSA to disseminate known Zeppelin ransomware IOCs and TTPs associated with ransomware variants identified through FBI investigations as recently as 21 June Read More …

Microsoft seizes 41 domains tied to ‘Iranian phishing ring’

Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize 41 domains used by what the Windows giant said was an Iranian cybercrime group that ran a spear-phishing operation targeting organizations in the US, Middle East, and India. The Microsoft Digital Crimes Read More …

FBI: Compromised US Academic Credentials Identified Across Various Public and Dark Web Forums

The FBI is informing academic partners of identified US college and university credentials advertised for sale on online criminal marketplaces and publically accessible forums. This exposure of sensitive credential and network access information, especially privileged user accounts, could lead to subsequent Read More …