RSAC 2020: Ransomware a ‘National Crisis,’ CISA Says, Ramps ICS Focus

Industrial control systems (ICS) and critical infrastructure will be a main focus for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this year – especially as ransomware looms as a main threat to the sector going forward. Read More …

Afghanistan: 8 Security Incidents Reported on Sixth Day of Reduction in Violence Plan (RIV)

Along with a security incident in Balkh that claimed an Afghan policeman’s life, on the sixth day of the reduction in violence plan (RIV) there was also twin blasts in Kabul, three reported incidents in Herat, and the Taliban claimed Read More …

US government authorities fail to train employees on ransomware detection, prevention

The majority of state and local government agencies are failing to prepare their employees to spot cyberattacks or teach them how to handle ransomware incidents in the workplace, new research suggests. On Thursday, IBM Security released the results of a new Read More …

14% of Recovered Covid-19 Patients in Guangdong Tested Positive Again

About 14% of patients who recovered from the novel coronavirus and were discharged from hospitals in southern China’s Guangdong province were tested positive again in later check-ups, according to the local health authority. A positive test suggests the recovered patients Read More …

Hackers Cashing In On Healthcare Industry Security Weaknesses

Cybercriminals are pushing boundaries in looking for new ways to cash in on the healthcare space – whether it is persuading desperate patients to download health information apps that actually infect their devices with malware, attacking hospitals with ransomware attacks Read More …

Iranian APT Targets Govs With New Malware

A never before seen credential-stealing malware, dubbed ForeLord, has been uncovered in recent spear phishing emails. Researchers have attributed the campaign to a known Iranian advanced persistence threat (APT) group. The emails distributing ForeLord were uncovered as part of a Read More …

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 37

Four new Member States (Algeria, Austria, Croatia, and Switzerland) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Algeria is the first Member State of the AFRO Region to report a case of COVID-19. For the first time, since the Read More …