#StopRansomware: Phobos Ransomware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing this joint CSA, to disseminate known TTPs and IOCs associated with the Phobos ransomware variants observed Read More …

Cambridge faces cyber attack

The University faced a cyberattack yesterday (20/02), which is affected internet and services across multiple UK higher education institutions. Students at various colleges were notified of the attack, which affected access to IT services such as CamSIS and Moodle. An Read More …

Philippines: Department of Education checking data breach after hacking

The Department of Education (DepEd) is examining its systems for possible data breaches after reports of hackers allegedly harvesting 750 gigabytes of data containing sensitive information on banking details, students, teachers and more. DeepWeb Konek, a collective of cybersecurity practitioners, Read More …

Series of cyber attacks risks sensitive data at New Jersey schools, hospitals

Class was canceled Monday across the Freehold Township school district, but not for the familiar January troubles of slushy roads, frozen pipes or a busted boiler. No, this was “a cybersecurity event” that ground school business to a halt. District officials Read More …

Carnegie Mellon University hit by cyberattack, informs 7,300 people possibly affected

Carnegie Mellon University informed about 7,300 people that their personal information may have been compromised in an August cyberattack that was quietly investigated by law enforcement and the university. The breach impacting one of the nation’s top schools for computing Read More …

Alleged FruitFly malware creator ruled incompetent to stand trial

On January 4, 2017, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), located in Cleveland, Ohio, became aware of an infection on more than 100 of its computers. The university was notified by an undisclosed third party, who provided information to help the Read More …

Thailand: Elderly to get anti-scam education as cybercrime explodes

Alarmed by research indicating that the elderly are the most vulnerable to fraudsters, Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and CIB cybercrime investigators will collaborate with partners to provide digital literacy to senior people nationwide. The minister, Varawut Read More …

New Tool Set Found Used Against Organizations in the Middle East, Africa and the US

Unit 42 researchers observed a series of apparently related attacks against organizations in the Middle East, Africa and the U.S. The researchers will discuss a set of tools used in the course of the attacks that reveal clues about the Read More …

FCC wants to improve cyber protections for schools, libraries

Ransomware attacks and cybersecurity threats against schools are multiplying and have led to some dramatic consequences. Last year, the Los Angeles Unified School District was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in hackers posting 500 gigabytes of stolen data Read More …

K-12 schools improve protection against online attacks, but many are vulnerable to ransomware gangs

Some K-12 public schools are racing to improve protection against the threat of online attacks, but lax cybersecurity means thousands of others are vulnerable to ransomware gangs that can steal confidential data and disrupt operations. Since a White House conference Read More …