French state services hit by cyberattacks of ‘unprecedented intensity’

The latest cyberattack to hit France follows a warning from Attal’s defence adviser just last week that the Olympics games in July and European Parliament elections in June could be “significant targets”. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s office said several state Read More …

Lockbit cybercrime gang says it is back online following global police bust

Lockbit, the cybercrime gang that was knocked offline by a comprehensive international police operation earlier this month, says it has restored its servers and is back in business. The group, notorious on the internet’s criminal underground for using malicious software Read More …

Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation

In a significant breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime, law enforcement from 10 countries have disrupted the criminal operation of the LockBit ransomware group at every level, severely damaging their capability and credibility. LockBit is widely recognised as the world’s Read More …

Data of 33 million people in France stolen in its largest ever cyberattack

Over 33 million people in France – nearly half of its population – have been impacted by the country’s biggest-ever cyberattack. Two French service providers for medical insurance companies were targetted, with the companies admitting that millions of people’s data Read More …

Deputy Prime Minister hosts first global conference targeting ‘hackers for hire’ and malicious use of commercial cyber tools

UK, and France, hosting 35 nations at inaugural conference to tackle proliferation and irresponsible use of commercial cyber intrusion tools and services. Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden will launch new international agreement, signed by participants, to take joint-action – the Read More …

Europcar’s Alleged Data Breach Wasn’t Done Using AI, Experts Argue

French car rental company Europcar made headlines earlier this week following reports of an alleged data breach affecting nearly 50 million customers. Cyber security platform HackManac reported the incident on January 30th, noting that the stolen database containing usernames, passwords, Read More …

New TTPs observed in Mint Sandstorm campaign targeting high-profile individuals at universities and research orgs

Since November 2023, Microsoft has observed a distinct subset of Mint Sandstorm (PHOSPHORUS) targeting high-profile individuals working on Middle Eastern affairs at universities and research organizations in Belgium, France, Gaza, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this Read More …

KLM, Air France passenger data was improperly secured, and vulnerable to data theft

A large amount of personal data belonging to airline passengers who flew on KLM and Air France was not properly secured, and was somewhat readily available for theft, according to NOS and information technology security researcher Benjamin Broersma. The security Read More …

France bans ministers from WhatsApp, Signal; demands French alternatives

French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne has banned widely used messaging apps WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal for ministers and their teams due to security vulnerabilities, according to a memo obtained by French news outlet Le Point. “These digital tools are not Read More …

Europol: Ragnar Locker ransomware gang taken down by international police swoop

This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities from eleven countries delivered a major blow to one of the most dangerous ransomware operations of recent years. This action, coordinated at international level by Europol and Eurojust, targeted the Ragnar Locker ransomware Read More …