Last year was another bonanza in zero-days for Chinese state hackers, say security researchers in a report predicting a permanent uptick in nation-state exploitation of yet-unpatched vulnerabilities. "Attackers seek stealth and ease of exploitation," writes cybersecurity firm Mandiant.
In this week's data breach roundup: medical device manufacturer Zoll, CHU University hospitals, Australian company Latitude Financial, Hawaiian death registry, Los Angeles Housing Authority, Indian Railway ticketing app, updates on U.S. Marshals Service and Congress, and a new ransomware decryptor!
The top U.S. cybersecurity agency says it is testing how to scan critical infrastructure organizations to detect vulnerabilities ransomware hackers can exploit in a bid to have the flaws patched before extortionists also discover them. The Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot started on Jan. 30.
Cybersecurity researchers say they are almost certain they have spotted traces of the advanced persistent threat group Dark Pink, which recently emerged, now apparently attacking victims with a newly improved obfuscation routine to evade anti-malware measures.
Hackers disrupted medical care at a major Barcelona hospital, found out the wireless plans of 9 million AT&T users and stole data of almost 140,000 Hatch Bank customers. Patrons of Chick-fil-A got a nasty surprise. Plus, a breach hit Acer and another one affected members of the U.S. Congress.
Play ransomware hackers attempting to extort the San Francisco Bay Area city of Oakland dumped 10 gigabytes of stolen information over the weekend and threatened that more dumps may come. Researchers have spotted similarities between the Play, Hive and Nokoyawa ransomware groups.
The situation at LastPass keeps getting worse: The company says hackers implanted keylogger software on a DevOps employee's home computer to obtain access to the corporate vault. Customer vault data can be decrypted only with the end user master password, which LastPass doesn't store.
Russian hackers breached and modified several Ukrainian state websites on Thursday morning using a backdoor planted nearly two years ago. Ukraine identified the hackers as belonging to a group tracked as UAC-0056, also known as SaintBear, UNC2589 and TA471.
A Russian national accused by U.S. federal prosecutors of developing an application for decrypting login credentials pleaded not guilty during a first appearance in Tampa federal court. The man, Dariy Pankov, faces seven criminal counts, including conspiracy, access device fraud and computer fraud.
In this week's roundup of cybersecurity incidents happening around the world, ISMG looks at incidents affecting the maker of the video game Call of Duty, Scandinavian Airlines, renowned fruit and vegetable giant Dole, Australian software maker Atlassian, and Russian broadcast company VGTRK.
In a new report, tech giant Microsoft says distributed denial-of-service attacks became shorter in duration but more potent in 2022. The United States, India and East Asia were the top regions affected by DDoS attacks, and IoT devices continued to be the preferred mode of attack.
In the wake of recent cyberthreats aimed at Australia's critical infrastructure, the country has adopted a new risk management program to strengthen its resilience and security in these key sectors. The new rules will help businesses prepare for, prevent and mitigate emerging threats.
Twitter says it will turn off SMS second-factor authentication for all but paying customers starting March 20 in a decision provoking concerns that many customers will be less secure than before. Twitter says 2.6% of active Twitter accounts have activated second-factor authentication.
Nearly a year after Russia's invasion began, Ukraine's top cybersecurity response center says the number of registered cyber incidents has increased threefold and malware attacks have been the predominant force in the increase. Overall, Ukraine identified 181 million "suspicious" events in 2022.