FBI: Renewable energy systems vulnerable to cyber attacks

The FBI has issued an official alert to the public about the potential for malicious cyber actors to disrupt power generation, steal intellectual property, or hold critical information for ransom within the U.S. renewable energy sector. The warning comes as Read More …

Fictitious Law Firms Targeting Cryptocurrency Scam Victims Offering to Recover Funds

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is issuing this announcement to inform the public of an emerging criminal tactic used to further defraud cryptocurrency scam victims. This PSA is an update to Alert Number I-081123-PSA, published on 08/11/2023, titled, “Increase Read More …

FBI urges LockBit ransomware victims to reach out after securing thousands of decryption keys

The FBI revealed it has thousands of decryption keys that can unlock data encrypted by the LockBit ransomware. The agency’s Assistant Director for the Cyber Division, Bryan Vorndran, confirmed the news during the 2024 Boston Conference on Cyber Security, and Read More …

Scammers Defraud Individuals via Work-From-Home Scams

The FBI warns of scammers offering victims fake work-from-home jobs, typically involving a relatively simple task, such as rating restaurants or “optimizing” a service by repeatedly clicking a button. The scammers pose as a legitimate business, such as a staffing Read More …

‘People’s lives are at risk’: Ascension ransomware attack going on nearly three weeks

A ransomware attack on a major US hospital network that began three weeks ago is endangering patients’ health as nurses are forced to manually enter prescription information and work without electronic health records, nurses at two hospitals affected by the Read More …

Guidance on the 911 S5 Residential Proxy Service

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS), and Department of Commerce (DOC) are publishing this announcement to notify the public of the dismantlement of the 911 S5 residential proxy service and to help individuals and businesses Read More …

FBI Leak Exposes Alleged Order for Warrantless Spying on Americans by Agency Personnel

There is a new leak from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) centering on an official who allegedly sent out an email that asks for warrantless spying on Americans, urging employees to find ways to do so. It was allegedly Read More …

#StopRansomware: Akira Ransomware summary

Since March 2023, Akira ransomware has impacted a wide range of businesses and critical infrastructure entities in North America, Europe, and Australia. In April 2023, following an initial focus on Windows systems, Akira threat actors deployed a Linux variant targeting 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 …

FBI issues warning against using Chinese manufactured drones

Chinese-manufactured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, continue to pose a significant risk to critical infrastructure and U.S. national security, according to an FBI advisory. While any UAS could have vulnerabilities that enable data theft or facilitate Read More …