Ransomware gang targets Russian businesses in rare coordinated attacks

Security firm Group-IB says it identified a new cybercrime group that, for the past six months, has repeatedly and intentionally targeted Russian businesses with malware and ransomware attacks. Named OldGremlin, Group-IB says the hackers are behind targeted attacks with a Read More …

Healthcare lags behind in critical vulnerability management, banks hold their ground

Vulnerability management is a key component of modern strategies to combat cyberattackers, but which industries perform well in this area? The general public faces phishing attempts, spam, malvertising, and more in their daily lives. However, in the business realm, successfully Read More …

CISA warns of notable increase in LokiBot malware

The US government’s cyber-security agency has issued a security advisory today warning federal agencies and the private sector about “a notable increase in the use of LokiBot malware by malicious cyber actors since July 2020.” The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Read More …

Russian hackers use fake NATO training docs to breach govt networks

A Russian hacker group known by names, APT28, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Sednit, and STRONTIUM, is behind a targeted attack campaign aimed at government bodies. The group delivered a hard-to-detect strand of Zebrocy Delphi malware under the pretense of providing NATO Read More …

Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Attack Indian Navy

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda – including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media. “The NIA had learnt about Read More …

Woman suspected of sending ricin-tainted package to Donald Trump at White House arrested at US-Canada border

A person suspected of sending an envelope addressed to White House that contained the poison ricin has been arrested, the FBI said Sunday. CBS News has learned the suspect, a woman, was apprehended at the New York-Canada border and is Read More …

Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital in Germany

A woman seeking emergency treatment for a life-threatening condition died after a ransomware attack crippled a nearby hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, and forced her to obtain services from a more distant facility, it was widely reported on Thursday. German authorities Read More …

Alert issued to UK universities and colleges about spike in cyber attacks

British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a Read More …

MITRE releases emulation plan for FIN6 hacking group, more to follow

MITRE and cyber-security industry partners have launched a new project that promises to offer free emulation plans that mimic today’s biggest hacking groups in order to help train security teams to defend their networks. Named the Adversary Emulation Library, the Read More …