Archive for the ‘cybercrime/malcode’ category: Page 110

Dec 11, 2019

Ransomware Attack on IT Vendor Disrupts Care at 110 Nursing Homes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode

A ransomware attack on IT service vendor Virtual Care Provider has disrupted care at about 110 nursing homes and acute care facilities, locking the providers out of their patient records.

Dec 10, 2019

Cyber attack costs City of Woodstock more than $660,000

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The numbers are in, and Woodstock’s September cyber attack is set to cost the city more than $667,000, even though the city didn’t pay, and never reached out, to the hackers behind the ransomware.

It seems like a big number – roughly nine times what nearby Stratford paid as a ransom after a spring cyber attack – but experts say it’s a short-term hit for a long-term gain in cyber security.

While difficult to compare the Woodstock and Stratford attacks – no two cities conduct cyber security the same way – Woodstock’s costs are in line with what residents should expect, one cyber-sector expert said.

Dec 6, 2019

FBI Issues ‘Drive-By’ Hacking Warning: This Is How To Secure Your Devices

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

A new FBI warning provides advice on protecting home WiFi networks from attack.

Dec 6, 2019

Unpatched systems are still one of the significant attack vectors to launch cyberattacks

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, futurism

Leaving a vulnerable system unpatched can invite troubles for an organization. The issue can turn worse when the organization suffers a cyberattack that can result in, but not limited to, compromise of confidential data, DDoS attacks or stealing of customers’ details.

According to a report released by Recorded Future, it has been found that the same vulnerabilities kept showing up year-after-year. An interesting aspect of the report was that most of these vulnerabilities were found to be exploited via phishing attacks and exploit kits that specifically target flaws in Microsoft products.

Dec 5, 2019

Ransomware attack hits major US data center provider

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

CyrusOne data centers infected by REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware.

Dec 4, 2019

Iran Has Launched ‘Malicious’ New Malware That Wipes Windows Computers, Warns IBM

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Iranian hackers have again attacked strategic industrial targets in the region, with a new strain of malware designed to cause widespread chaos.

Dec 4, 2019

National Security Priority: Securing America’s Electric Grid

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, economics, energy, government

Energy is a critical resource that powers our homes and businesses, and also supports every facet of the U.S. economy and our nation’s security. As technology advances and we become more connected, the likelihood that there will be a successful cyber or physical attack on critical infrastructure increases.

This month we recognize National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, which is a great time to reinforce that our nation’s electric companies are working across the industry and with our government partners to protect the energy grid and ensure that customers have access to the safe and reliable energy they need. We also are focusing on strategies to mitigate the potential impact of an attack and to accelerate recovery should an incident occur.

We know that cyberattacks constantly are evolving and increasing in sophistication. As the vice president for security and preparedness at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, I have a deep appreciation for how any threat to the energy grid endangers our communities and the national and economic security of our country.

Dec 4, 2019

U.S. Government Makes Surprise Move To Secure Power Grid From Cyberattacks

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, energy, government

As the threat of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure such as power grids ramps up, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act (SEIA) is taking technology back to its retro roots. But is it a good idea?

Dec 3, 2019

‘StrandHogg’ Vulnerability Allows Malware to Pose as Legitimate Android Apps

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

The flaw can allow hackers to take over typical device functions like sending messages and taking photos because users think malicious activity is a mobile app they use regularly.

Dec 2, 2019

This trojan malware is being used to steal passwords and spread ransomware

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PyXie RAT capabilities include keylogging, stealing login credentials and recording videos, warn researchers at BlackBerry Cylance — who also say the trojan can be used to distribute other attacks, including ransomware.