Cyberattacks


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    Rackspace scrambles to assist customers as ransomware probe continues

    Microsoft is assisting the multicloud services firm after a ransomware attack left thousands of customers unable to access emails on Exchange.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Ransomware attacks shift beyond US borders

    U.S.-based organizations remain the top target for ransomware gangs, but the scale of that misfortune is waning, according to Moody’s.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Rackspace says ransomware disrupted its Hosted Exchange business

    The incident could lead to further interruptions and a loss of revenue at its Hosted Exchange business, the company warned. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Cuba ransomware group hitting US organizations in 5 critical sectors

    The group and its affiliates have shifted tactics in 2022. Top targets include organizations in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing and IT.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    7 of this year’s biggest cybersecurity stories

    From vendor evolution to the long-term effects of high-profile attacks, the cybersecurity industry is rapidly evolving. Take a look at our top stories to understand just how much has changed.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Cyber Safety Review Board to probe Lapsus$ ransomware spree

    Following an inaugural review of Log4j, the board will investigate the threat actor’s prolific campaign of cyber extortion against major companies, including Uber, T-Mobile and Nvidia.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    LastPass breach fallout spreads to expose customer data

    Details are scant but since the breach is a continuation from an attack on the company’s development system, “the keys to the kingdom” might be in the wrong hands, one expert said.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Cybercriminals strike understaffed organizations on weekends and holidays

    Cybereason research found organizations are short-staffed on holidays and weekends, even though that's when attackers are likely to strike.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Critical infrastructure providers ask CISA to place guardrails on reporting requirements

    Top companies and industry groups fear incident reporting mandates would overwhelm CISA with noise. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Nokia warns 5G security ‘breaches are the rule, not the exception’

    A majority of 5G network operators experienced up to six cyber incidents in the past year. Defenses are especially lacking for ransomware and phishing attacks.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Mondelē​​z settlement in NotPetya case renews concerns about cyber insurance coverage

    The legal dispute between the snack giant and insurer Zurich American, which lasted four years, raises further questions about how insurers cover acts of cyber war.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Precise ransomware strikes boost threat actors’ success rate

    Threat actors are amassing specialized skills and tools from a broader group of cybercriminals to target organizations with more sophisticated tactics.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    No, your CEO is not texting you

    Everyone wants to stay on good terms with their employer. Threat actors know this too, and they exploit this weakness accordingly. Don’t fall for it.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    CommonSpirit taps new CIO with military background after cyberattack

    NewYork-Presbyterian’s Daniel Barchi will take the new position starting Monday, just one month after the hospital chain suffered a high-profile ransomware attack. 

    By Samantha Liss • Nov. 2, 2022
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    After the CommonSpirit ransomware attack: Why healthcare M&A is a ‘huge’ cybersecurity risk

    The security incident comes three years after the health system’s megamerger, which potentially made it vulnerable to an attack, security experts say.

    By Samantha Liss • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Vice Society’s ransomware playbook, queries for potential victims leaked

    The group may follow similar tactics to other threat actors, but its branded extensions make it stand apart, Microsoft researchers found.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Ransomware activity persists, but lags 2021 highs

    Ransomware attacks are trending upward of late but not at 2021 levels.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Cybersecurity quarterly benchmarks: Q1, 2022

    Gartner Peer Insights data and opinions run the gamut on cybersecurity maturity, budgets, and initiatives.

    Oct. 24, 2022
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    4 tips to protect IT employees from phishing attacks

    No one is perfect, and that includes your IT professionals. Here's what security experts say could help mitigate human error.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Oct. 14, 2022
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    CommonSpirit Health confirms it was hit by ransomware attack

    The health system is still grappling with the cyberattack more than a week after disclosing an unspecified “IT security incident.” 

    By Samantha Liss • Oct. 13, 2022
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    Lloyd’s at ‘advanced point’ in network investigation, remains mum on the details

    The organization has remained tight-lipped on the nature of its unusual network activity — including the root cause — but it has moved quickly to isolate systems.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
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    LA schools system downplays impact of leaked data

    Screenshots of files stolen and leaked by Vice Society paint a worrying scenario, contradicting some of the district’s assertions.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Lloyd’s cuts external connections after identifying ‘unusual’ network activity

    The organization, which boasts significant influence in insurance, including cyber coverage mandates, did not disclose the nature of the activity.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    CommonSpirit Health says it experienced ‘IT security incident’ in multiple regions

    One of the nation's largest health systems, CommonSpirit operates 140 hospitals and more than 1,500 sites of care across 21 states.

    By Samantha Liss • Oct. 4, 2022
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    Los Angeles schools’ data leaked after ransomware attack

    Vice Society posted data it claims to have stolen during the Labor Day weekend attack. The district refused to respond to the threat actor’s ransom demand.

    By Oct. 3, 2022