Australian telecommunications giant Optus is warning that current and former customers' personal details were exposed, including some driver's license and passport details, but no passwords or financial details, after it suffered a major data breach.
China again accused the United States of cyberespionage as it seeks to reframe the global narrative on hacking. China's status as the world's worst cyber thief "annoys them tremendously," says Jim Lewis of CSIS. Beijing says it caught the NSA hacking into Northwestern Polytechnical University.
Chinese intelligence is conducting cyberespionage campaigns targeting corporations involved with energy extraction in the South China Sea, researchers say. Proofpoint and PwC conclude with moderate confidence the campaign is the work of the threat actor known as TA423 or Red Ladon.
The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest ransomware trends from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, findings from the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board on the Log4j incident, and how security and privacy leaders are harmonizing new U.S. privacy laws.
Britain's Conservative Party is holding a leadership contest, with the winner set to become the country's next prime minister. But the balloting process has been delayed after the National Cyber Security Center warned that hackers could abuse a process allowing members to change their online vote.
Thales plans to enter the customer identity and access management market through its purchase of an emerging European CIAM player. The French firm plans to capitalize on OneWelcome's strong product by extending its footprint beyond Europe and into North America and Asia-Pacific.
The UK Cyber Security Council is responsible for running the cybersecurity industry’s Cyber Certified Professional scheme. The council seeks to set the standard for chartered cybersecurity professionals and align with qualifications and certifications in the sector, says council CEO Simon Hepburn.
The Canadian government is backing bills aimed at improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity and consumer privacy. "Cybersecurity is national security," says Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino. New privacy measures will ensure Canadians trust online services, government officials say.
Indian hyperlocal logistics provider Grab says it wasn't hacked by a Malaysian hacktivist group. DragonForce Malaysia posted last Saturday on Twitter and Telegram the purported details of Grab delivery personnel. The group is amid an active campaign dubbed OpsPatuk against Indian targets.
Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
Yet another ransomware-wielding group of criminals has hit an organization in the health sector. This time, it's cybercrime group RansomEXX, which has been trumpeting an attack against the Scottish Association for Mental Health. The crime gang says it has stolen more than 12GB of data from SAMH.
Automotive technology/parts supplier Denso confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack last week. Investigations are ongoing. The company has not disclosed the ransom demanded or the attacker's name, but dark web monitoring platform DarkTracer says it's the work of the Pandora ransomware group.
As Russia's ground invasion and air assault against Ukraine continues, so too do online attacks being launched against Ukrainian targets. A Ukrainian cybersecurity official says his country is fighting the first-ever "hybrid war" that bridges both the physical and online realms.