Maze ransomware operators claim to have breached LG Electronics

Security Affairs

Maze ransomware operators claims to have breached the South Korean multinational electronics company LG Electronics. Researchers at Cyble discovered a data leak of LG Electronics published by Maze ransomware operators. “As part of our regular darkweb monitoring, our researchers came across the data leak of LG Electronics been published by the Maze ransomware operators. SecurityAffairs – LG Electronics, Maze ransomware).

FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

Krebs on Security

26, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware was preparing to disrupt information technology systems at hundreds of hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities across the United States. “Multiple hospitals have already been significantly impacted by Ryuk ransomware and their networks have been taken offline,” Carmakal said. On Monday, Oct.

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Compal, the Taiwanese giant laptop manufacturer hit by ransomware

Security Affairs

The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Compal suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, media blames the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. It is the second-largest contract laptop manufacturer in the world behind Quanta Computer.

Sopra Steria hit by the Ryuk ransomware gang

Security Affairs

French IT outsourcer Sopra Steria hit by ‘cyberattack’, Ryuk ransomware suspected. A cyber attack was detected on the Sopra Steria computer network on the evening of October 20. “Two sources tell us that the ransomware involved is none other than Ryuk.

RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack

Security Affairs

Electronic Arts (EA) has fixed a security issue in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed hackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. Electronic Arts (EA) has addressed a vulnerability in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed hackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. Electronic Arts already released a security patch for the remote code execution vulnerability.

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Krebs on Security

A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States. All told, VCPI is responsible for maintaining approximately 80,000 computers and servers that assist those facilities. “But right now all we’re dealing with is getting electronic medical records back up and life-threatening situations handled first.”

EVRAZ operations in North America disrupted by Ryuk ransomware

Security Affairs

Computer systems at EVRAZ, a multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining company, have been hit by Ryuk ransomware. According to ZDnet, the systems at the company have been infected with a strain of the Ryuk ransomware. The post EVRAZ operations in North America disrupted by Ryuk ransomware appeared first on Security Affairs.

Maryland Court Finds Coverage for Lost Data and Slow Computers After Ransomware Attack

Hunton Privacy

State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company , finding coverage for a cyber attack under a non-cyber insurance policy after the insured’s server and networked computer system were damaged as a result of a ransomware attack. National Ink’s server and networked computers experienced a ransomware attack, which prevented National Ink from accessing the logos, designs and software that are stored on these servers.

The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The City of Durham, North Carolina, was the last victim in order of time of the infamous Ryuk ransomware that infected its systems. The City of Durham, North Carolina was forced to shut down its network after its systems have been infected with the Ryuk Ransomware during the weekend. According to the local media, the City of Durham was hit with a phishing attack aimed at delivering the Ryuk Ransomware on the victims’ systems.

Maze ransomware gang shuts down operations, states their press release

Security Affairs

The Maze ransomware operators finally announced that they have officially shut down their operations and denies the creation of a cartel. Today the Maze ransomware gang announced that they have officially shut down their operations, the news was anticipated last week.

Delaware County, Pennsylvania, opted to pay 500K ransom to DoppelPaymer gang

Security Affairs

Delaware County, Pennsylvania opted to pay a $500,000 ransom after it was the victim of a DoppelPaymer ransomware attack last weekend. During the last weekend Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was the victim of a DoppelPaymer ransomware attack that brought down part of its network.

Largest hospital system in New Jersey was hit by ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The largest hospital in New Jersey announced on Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its network and that it paid a ransom. The largest hospital in New Jersey, the Hackensack Meridian Health, was the victim of a ransomware attack last week that disrupted its network, the IT staff decided to pay the ransom to decrypt the files. ” The hospitals were forced to reschedule nonemergency surgeries and doctors and nurses were not able to access electronic records.

Strategies to Protect your Records from Ransomware

The Texas Record

The virus is a malicious string of software known as ransomware because after the criminals take control of your data, they demand a monetary amount to release the records. Ransomware is a major issue because cyber criminals can bring your operations to an immediate halt. Based on this issue, you may be asking, “What can I do to better protect my records from ransomware?”. Ransomware can be devastating to any organization.

Cyber Blackmail: More Than Just Ransomware

The Texas Record

Ransomware, which is when a criminal encrypts an organization’s data and then demands payment before releasing the key required to reverse the encryption that is holding the victim’s data hostage, has made international headlines lately. While we have the current media favorite (ransomware), two other cyber blackmail data crimes are also running rampant: data theft (then used in exploitation), and sextortion. Ransomware attack cost city $2.7 Ransomware Hits CDOT Computers.

Ukraine police and Binance dismantled a cyber gang behind $42M money laundering

Security Affairs

” The cybercrime gang collaborated with operators behind malware operations, especially gangs who spread ransomware. Police conducted searches of the suspects’ residences and offices and seized more than $ 200,000 worth of computer equipment, weapons, ammunition and cash.

Off the Record: Ransomware Threats and RM Modernization, Apple Promotes Access and Washington Denies Access

The Texas Record

Could Atlanta-style ransomware attack happen to Austin?” — KXAN. The city of Atlanta was recently hit with a hacking attack that took control of much of the city’s computer network and this type of event is not a one off. Links Access Cartoon electronic records ERMS Health Information Humor Off the Record Open Records Public Records RIM Month

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2020 – 148 million records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. Ransomware. In other news… Federal agencies warn that hackers are targeting US think tanks Class action suit launched against Dell after data breach led to years of scam calls Ransomware masquerades as mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077.

Friday the 13th is Unlucky for the City of New Orleans. Almost. Maybe.: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

” As a precautionary measure, the NOLA tweet confirmed, the city’s IT department gave the order for all employees to power down computers and disconnect from Wi-Fi. During a press conference, Mayor Cantrell confirmed that this was a ransomware attack. The ransomware attack that has hit New Orleans follows another that targeted the state of Louisiana in November. municipalities are firmly in the crosshairs of ransomware threat actors.

Cyber crime tactics: how to avoid becoming a victim

IT Governance

Security in the Digital World defines three methods that cyber criminals use to attack: Social engineering: The attacker tries to manipulate you into giving them either your information, or access to your computer so that they can get the information themselves. Malware: Malware is malicious software that will damage or harm your computer, network or information with the sole intent of infecting your system.

What’s a Lawyer’s Duty When a Data Breach Occurs within the Law Firm: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Janik begins his article by referencing the DLA Piper NotPetya ransomware attack in 2017, as follows: “Imagine it’s a usual Tuesday morning, and coffee in hand you stroll into your office. Right inside the door, you see a handwritten notice on a big whiteboard which says: All network services are down, DO NOT turn on your computers! Electronic Discovery Security

Security Affairs newsletter Round 293

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box.

Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. There are five main forms: Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that demands a ransom fee be paid after the software is installed on a computer system. A virus is a piece of malicious code that is loaded onto a computer without the user’s knowledge. It can replicate itself and spread to other computers by attaching itself to another computer file.

MY TAKE: COVID-19’s silver lining could turn out to be more rapid, wide adoption of cyber hygiene

The Last Watchdog

The Shamoon “wiper” virus , for instance, devastated Saudi oil company Aramaco, destroying the hard drives of more than 30,000 Aramaco computers and forcing a weeklong shutdown of the company’s internal network. In May 2017, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) rolled out its Cyber Security Framework mandating detailed data security rules, including a requirement to encrypt and containerize business data in all computing formats.

What is data loss and how does it work?

IT Governance

Unlike desktop computers, laptops don’t have extra covers to protect them from water damage, which increases your risk of electronic components short circuiting. Computer viruses. The most notable is ransomware , which has surged in popularity since the start of 2020.

Cyber attacks hit Louisiana schools ahead of year’s beginning

Security Affairs

The AP press states that a fourth Louisiana school district is assessing damages caused by a cyberattack that its computer network. ” The schools of Louisiana were infected with malware or ransomware. The good news is that some districts, including West Baton Rouge Parish, have implemented precautionary measures such as backing up electronic records to mitigate the attacks.

Writing Your First Bootloader for Better Analyses

Security Affairs

Attackers could use this neat technique to infect and to mess-up your disk and eventually asking for a ransom before restoring original disk-configurations ( Petya was just one of the most infamous boot-ransomware). When you press the power button you are providing the right power to every electronic chips who needs it. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Before we outline the safety hacks, let us briefly discuss why you need to protect yourself from hackers: How Safe Is Your Data: Why You Need To Protect Yourself From Hackers As the internet, computers, and connected devices (smart homes, smart appliances, etc.) As computers and smart devices creep into every crevice of our life, the need to protect yourself from hackers has never been greater.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Google Android team found high severity flaw in Honeywell Android-based handheld computers. New XBash malware combines features from ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, botnets, and worms. Magecart cybercrime group stole customers credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 210 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Romanian duo convicted of fraud Scheme infecting 400,000 computers. RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack. Ransomware attack knocks Weather Channel off the Air. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Kindle Edition. Paper Copy. Once again thank you! Attackers hacked support agent to access Microsoft Outlook email accounts.

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Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. There are the main forms: Ransomware. Ransomware one of the fastest-growing forms of cyber attacks and has been behind a number of high-profile breaches, including the massive NHS data breach in 2017. Staff awareness is the best strategy to manage ransomware threats. This is done via electronic communication, most commonly by email, and can inflict enormous damage on organisations.

OCR and Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Publish Cybersecurity Materials

Hunton Privacy

These include (1) evaluating options to migrate patient records and legacy systems to secure environments ( e.g. , hosted, cloud, shared computer environments), (2) developing executive education programs targeting executives and boards of directors about the importance of cybersecurity education, and (3) requiring strong authentication to improve identity and access management for health care workers, patients, medical devices and electronic health records. The U.S.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2020 – 8.8 billion records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. Accounting firm MJ Payne reportedly infected with ransomware (unknown). Ransomware crooks leak ExecuPharm files after negotiation fails (unknown). Fibre optic provider Dakota Carrier Network hit by ransomware (unknown). Two Taiwanese oil companies hit by ransomware (unknown). Fresenius, Europe’s largest private hospital, infected with ransomware (unknown). Swiss rail vehicle construction firm Stadler struck by ransomware (unknown).

Who Is Infosource? An Interview With Johann Hoepfner About Printing, Capture, and More

Document Imaging Report

I started to understand bigger printers and bigger computers. Infosource back then had just switched from printed reports to electronic and Web-based data delivery. ” For us, that was a step back from an electronic to a paper-based “workflow” .

TA505 Cybercrime targets system integrator companies

Security Affairs

The used infrastructure, by analyzing the dropping urls, looks like an old infrastructure used for propagating Ransomware. Indeed it’s possible to observe many analogies with the following dropping urls belonging to a previously utilized Ransomware threat: http[://66.133.129.5/~kvas/ I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background. I do have a MD in computer engineering and a PhD on computer security from University of Bologna.

Weekly podcast: NHS upgrade, $242m Equifax loss and prison hacker jailed

IT Governance

The Department of Health and Social Care has signed a deal with Microsoft to upgrade the NHS’s extensive IT estate to Windows 10 in an attempt to bolster its cyber resilience in the wake of last year’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Bleeping Computer reports that “Voits used email spear-phishing and telephone social-engineering to trick Washtenaw County Jail employees into downloading and running malware on their computers.”.

Writing Your First Bootloader for Better Analyses

Security Affairs

Attackers could use this neat technique to infect and to mess-up your disk and eventually asking for a ransom before restoring original disk-configurations ( Petya was just one of the most infamous boot-ransomware). When you press the power button you are providing the right power to every electronic chips who needs it. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

2019 end-of-year review part 1: January to June

IT Governance

Among other news: Lancashire-based Lad Media was wound up , and its director, Keith Hancock, was banned from forming or managing an organisation for four years, after the company was deemed to have violated the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). Many commenters were disappointed by the car manufacturer’s lack of transparency, as it refused to provide further details of the incident, including whether it was a ransomware attack.

Amid Growing Threats, White House Dismantles Top Cybersecurity Post

Data Matters

During their tenure at the White House, Joyce and Bossert together were responsible for managing the government’s response to cyber threats, including the WannaCry ransomware attack. should understand that “the costs to them… will be so high that they will simply consign all their cyberwarfare plans to their computer memories to gather electronic dust.”.