Government


  • Adwind Remote Access Trojan Hits Utilities Sector

    August 19, 2019

    Attackers are targeting entities from the utility industry with the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware via a malspam campaign that uses URL redirection to malicious payloads. Adwind (also known as jRAT, AlienSpy, JSocket, and Sockrat) is distributed by its developers to threat actors under a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) model and it is capable of evading detection by most major anti-malware ...

  • Louisiana governor declares state emergency after local ransomware outbreak

    July 25, 2019

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has activated a state-wide state of emergency in response to a wave of ransomware infections that have hit multple school districts. The ransomware infections took place this week and have impacted the school districts of three North Louisiana parishes — Sabine, Morehouse, and Ouachita. IT networks are down at all three school ...

  • Massive 7.5TB breach reveals secret Russian IT projects

    July 22, 2019

    Hackers breached the server of a major contractor working on behalf of the Russian intelligence service before stealing 7.5TB of sensitive data and sharing this freely with other hackers and journalists. Attackers infiltrated the company network of SyTech on 13 July, according to BBC Russia, and began a process of copying data while deleting masses of it. ...

  • Florida city pays $600,000 to ransomware gang to have its data back

    June 19, 2019

    The city council for Riviera Beach, Florida, voted this week to pay more than $600,000 to a ransomware gang so city officials could recover data that has been locked and encrypted more than three weeks ago. The city’s decision, as reported by CBS News, came after officials came to the conclusion that there was no other way ...