The website of the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities was reportedly hacked and defaced on Sunday. The attacker demands a 1-million-ruble ransom be paid by Tuesday to ensure the security of stolen data. A ministry spokesperson told a state news agency that all data is protected.
Boston Children's Hospital thwarted a cyberattack by government-backed Iranian hackers last summer after U.S. authorities received intelligence about the pending assault and alerted the hospital, says FBI Director Christopher Wray, who called Iran's planned cyberattack "despicable."
The 15th edition of the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report examines the rapid growth in ransomware, along with other threat vectors. Chris Novak, global director of the Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Business Group, discusses key findings and reviews the security landscape.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how security researchers have warned of a new attack campaign targeting 1,200 cloud-based Elasticsearch databases. It also revisits the Kaseya supply chain attack and examines how we can mitigate mobile phone fraud.
Memo to IT administrators: Don't store data in cloud in an unsecure manner. Security researchers at Secureworks have found more than 1,200 cloud-based, unsecured Elasticsearch databases that attackers wiped, leaving only a ransom note demanding Bitcoin in return for their restoration.
In the aftermath of the BlackCat ransomware attack on May 24, 2022, that "severely affected" government services in Carinthia, the Austrian state has budgeted 500,000 euros to restore services and boost its cybersecurity and reinstated its passport issuance system, which was affected by the attack.
The healthcare sector is still behind many other critical infrastructure sectors in implementing critically important security technologies to protect against the rise in potentially devastating cyber incidents, says threat intelligence analyst Christiaan Beek of security firm Trellix.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has added 75 flaws to its catalog of known exploited software vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were disclosed in three separate batches of 21, 20 and 34 vulnerabilities on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
The BlackCat ransomware group, aka ALPHV, which is said to be a rebrand of BlackMatter or DarkSide, has now targeted the Austrian state of Carinthia. The attack has "severely affected" government services in the state, says Gerd Kurath, a state spokesperson.
In this edition, Ari Redbord and Grant Schneider join ISMG editors to discuss the challenges ahead for the U.S. government as it plans to roll out EDR deployments at more than half of federal agencies this year, how stable the stablecoin economy really is and how to improve industry collaboration.
The healthcare services in the island country of Greenland, an autonomous Danish dependent territory, have been crippled by a cyberattack that began on May 9, 2022. Healthcare executives continue to face IT challenges to date, including lack of access to patient records and email services.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss the alarming, bizarre case of a cardiologist in Venezuela charged with developing malware and recruiting affiliates, recent ransomware and data leak incidents in healthcare and how the economy is causing mature cybersecurity startups to slow hiring.
When Colonial Pipeline suffered an outage in May 2021 as a result of an attack by the DarkSide crime syndicate, numerous governments changed their approach to ransomware and began treating it as a national security threat, says Rapid7's Jen Ellis. She details what needs to happen next.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
The list of ophthalmology practices and the number of individuals affected by a December hacking incident at a cloud-based electronic health records vendor, which resulted in deleted databases, are growing as more details about the attack slowly emerge.