New GwisinLocker ransomware encrypts Windows and Linux ESXi servers

A new ransomware family called ‘GwisinLocker’ targets South Korean healthcare, industrial, and pharmaceutical companies with Windows and Linux encryptors, including support for encrypting VMware ESXi servers and virtual machines. The new malware is the product of a lesser-known threat actor Read More …

Microsoft 365 credentials targeted in new fake voicemail campaign

A new phishing campaign has been targeting U.S. organizations in the military, security software, manufacturing supply chain, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors to steal Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook credentials. The operation is ongoing and the threat actor behind it uses Read More …

Novartis says no sensitive data was compromised in cyberattack

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis says no sensitive data was compromised in a recent cyberattack by the Industrial Spy data-extortion gang. Industrial Spy is a hacking group that runs an extortion marketplace where they sell data stolen from compromised organizations. Yesterday, the Read More …

Merck Awarded $1.4B Insurance Payout over NotPetya Attack

Unsealed court records show pharmaceutical giant Merck was awarded a $1.4 billion payout last month on its property insurance policy, for losses the company suffered because of the 2017 NotPetya cyberattacks. Merck’s cyber-insurance company, International Indemnity, was claiming the losses Read More …

Sophisticated Tardigrade malware launches attacks on vaccine manufacturing infrastructure

Security researchers are warning biomanufacturing facilities around the world that they are being targeted by a sophisticated new strain of malware, known as Tardigrade. The warning comes from the non-profit Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) which revealed that Read More …

EU pharmaceutical giants run old, vulnerable apps and fail to use encryption in login forms

New research into the security posture of Europe’s top pharmaceutical giants has revealed concerning levels of vulnerabilities and weak spots in web applications. On Thursday, Outpost24 published new research that claims the top 10 pharmaceutical countries in the region are Read More …

Just What The Cyber Doctors Ordered – OT For Pharmaceutical Companies

Several digital attacks against pharmaceutical companies have made news in the past few years. Back in 2017, for instance, Merck fell victim to NotPetya. The wiper malware spread to the pharmaceutical giant’s headquarters, rendered years of research inaccessible, affected various Read More …

The Security dilemma of smart factories [Part 3] Fundamental security risks in robot languages

Industrial robots are the core of the automation of manufacturing processes in smart factories, and are the most important components as they support the manufacture of all kinds of products such as automobiles, aircraft, processed foods, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Read More …

Industries critical to COVID-19 response suffer surge in cloud cyberattacks

Industries and organizations critical to the fight against COVID-19 have faced a surge in cyberattacks due to their rapid transition to cloud platforms in light of the pandemic. When the world first began to take notice of the global spread Read More …