Chinese and North Korean nation-state groups continue to pose significant "unique threats" to the U.S. healthcare and public health sector, including data exfiltration attacks involving espionage and intellectual property theft, federal authorities warned Thursday in a brief naming the top groups.
SentinelOne observed suspected cyberespionage actors of unknown origin using modular backdoors and highly stealthy tactics in August to target telecommunication companies in the Middle East, Western Europe and South Asia. The group, tracked as Sandman, is using the novel backdoor LuaJIT.
Hundreds of Dutch patrons of a now-defunct credential marketplace received warnings from national police in an attempt to prevent potential crimes using illicitly obtained personal identifiable information. Dutch national police Politie said it had contacted 400 "possible customers" of WeLeakInfo.
This week, Colombia grappled with the aftermath of a ransomware attack against IFX Networks, Clorox suffered product shortages, a glitch allowed T-Mobile users to access other users' data, California passed restrictions for data brokers and Finland seized a dark web marketplace.
Chinese-speaking hackers associated with criminal activity have redoubled efforts to target compatriots with malware to remotely control victim computers, pointing to a worrying surge in financially driven activity in the Sino cyber underworld, say researchers at Proofpoint.
Federal authorities are warning of "significant risk" for potential attacks on healthcare and public health sector entities by the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group involving exploitation of a critical vulnerability in 24 Zoho ManageEngine products.
Credit reporting agency TransUnion may be the subject of a hacking incident leading to a data breach after a hacker apparently stole information of 58,505 customers across North and South America and Europe. TransUnion has not acknowledged the hack and refused to discuss the matter on the record.
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Casino and hotel giant Caesars Entertainment is warning customers that their personal details were stolen in a recent hack attack. After successfully shaking down Caesars for a ransom, the same attackers are continuing to extort MGM Resorts, claiming to have crypto-locked its EXSi hypervisors.
This week, exiled Russian journalist Galina Timchenko's iPhone was found to contain NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, a Russian businessman was sentenced for insider trading, more than 300,000 people were affected by an attack on See Tickets and period-tracking apps raised privacy concerns in the U.K.
The drumbeat for potential federal legislation to better protect sensitive health information - or at least new regulations - appears to be growing louder in Congress. One of the Senate's four lawmaker doctors is quizzing the healthcare industry on ways to safeguard health data.
In Norse mythology, Loki is a cowardly trickster god who can change age, shape and sex. The malware incarnation is more prosaic, tending to focus on stealing Microsoft users' data, at times by using an ancient vulnerability in Microsoft Office that continues to be widespread.
Hotel and casino giant Caesars Entertainment paid approximately half of an initial $30 million ransom demand to attackers who infected its systems with ransomware, according to news reports. The attackers appear to be with the same group that hit MGM Resorts.
Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec said a cybercriminal entity with possible ties to the Chinese government used the ShadowPad Trojan to target an Asian country's national power grid earlier this year. The Redfly APT group focused on stealing credentials and compromising multiple computers.