A cyberattack crippled the IT infrastructure of the City of Saint John

Officials confirm that the city of Saint John was hit by a massive cyberattack that has crippled the entire IT municipal infrastructure. The city of Saint John, Canada, was hit by a massive cyberattack that has crippled the entire IT municipal infrastructure, the incident was publicly disclosed on November 15. The cyberattack caused the shut […]

Apparent ransomware attack closes Baltimore County public schools

We were the victim of a ransomware cyberattack,’ says BCPS official Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) system has canceled classes after an apparent ransomware attack shut down internal networks. Described by officials as “a networking issue,” the outage is affecting the schools’ email and grading systems, among […]

Hundreds of C-level executives credentials available for $100 to $1500 per account

A credible threat actor is offering access to the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives for $100 to $1500 per account. Access to the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives is available on the Exploit.in for $100 to $1500 per account. Exploit.in is a popular closed-access underground forum for Russian-speaking hackers, and it […]

Security budgets set for major rise after Covid

Phishing, malware, impersonation and fraud have all gone up since the lockdown. (Image credit: Image Credit: Wright Studio / Shutterstock) Most businesses believe their cybersecurity budgets will rise after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from NCC Group and Opinium. Based on a poll of 500 cybersecurity decision-makers, the report states that cyberattacks against […]

Experts Insight On Steelcase Suffers Ransomware Attack, Forces 2-week Shut Down Of Global Operations And Production

On October 22, Steelcase was hit with cyberattck as per announcement by Steelcase in a filling with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 27. This is Ryuk ransomware attack that forced Steelcase to shutdown all impacted systems and related operations. Steelcase is the world’s largest office furniture manufacturer with $3.7 billion in revenue […]

Major retailers in the EU and US at risk to web attacks

Research has revealed that the likes of Costco, Walmart and The Home Depot are more at risk to web-based cyberattacks then compared to their EU counterparts, according to findings from Outpost24. In a year that saw a global pandemic leading to a 30% surge in online shopping and exponential growth in cybersecurity threats for enterprises, […]

Ransomware surges in education sector in Q3 as attackers wait patiently for start of school year

The number of successful ransomware attacks on the education sector increased by 388 percent between the second and third quarters of 2020. It was a similar story in 2019. This is almost certainly not a coincidence. In this report, we will examine the reasons for this trend and how there may be a window of […]

Vertafore data breach exposed data of 27.7 million Texas drivers

Vertafore announced that information of 27.7 million Texas drivers has been exposed in a data breach caused by a human error. Vertafore announced that information of 27.7 million Texas drivers has been accidentally exposed due to a human error. The company disclosed this security breach this week, data was stored on an unsecured external storage […]

White Paper Case Study: The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in Practice

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified standard for implementing minimum cybersecurity standards in the entire supply chain of the Department of Defense. According to estimates it will be mandatory for over 300,000 suppliers, including the nation’s largest manufacturers, small businesses, sub-contractors and foreign suppliers who handle or produce sensitive defense material or […]

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

In March 2020, KrebsOnSecurity alerted Swedish security giant Gunnebo Group that hackers had broken into its network and sold the access to a criminal group which specializes in deploying ransomware. In August, Gunnebo said it had successfully thwarted a ransomware attack, but this week it emerged that the intruders stole and published online tens of […]