CISA, FBI Post Ransomware Alert Ahead of Holiday Weekend

2021 The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have observed an increase in highly impactful ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends—when offices are normally closed—in the United States as recently as the Fourth of July holiday in 2021. The FBI and CISA do not currently have any specific threat reporting indicating […]

The cybersecurity industry is burning — but VCs don’t care

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Jochen Schoenfeld To say cybersecurity is booming would be an understatement. We’re talking about security companies’ skyrocketing valuations ($524.1 million on average) and the massive amount of funding ($12.2 billion just this year so far) investors are pouring into the industry, of course. Because in terms of success, there’s a lot […]

US advances bipartisan bill that mandates disclosure of cybersecurity incidents by critical infrastructure firms

The Committee on Homeland Security advanced on Wednesday a bipartisan legislation bill that would require critical infrastructure firms to disclose cybersecurity incidents to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within 72 hours of discovery. The latest virtual meeting came following months of stakeholder engagement and bipartisan negotiations to tweak the bill, with the intention […]

91% of Industrial Organizations Can Be Penetrated by Hackers

More than nine in 10 (91%) industrial organizations are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to a new report by Positive Technologies. The study found that external attackers can penetrate the corporate network in all these organizations, and once inside, can obtain user credentials and complete control over the infrastructure in 100% of cases. In over two-thirds (69%) of […]

LockBit ransomware operators leak 200GB of data belonging to Bangkok Airways

LockBit ransomware operators have breached Bangkok Airways, the airline confirmed it was the victim and discloses a data breach impacting its passengers. Bangkok Airways, a regional airline based in Bangkok, discloses a data breach as a result of a ransomware attack orchestrated by the LockBit ransomware operators. The ransomware gang had posted a message on […]

We underestimated IoT security. Let’s not make that mistake with robotics.

New commercial robots are changing what’s possible in the physical world. They are tackling increasingly complex tasks beyond early uses such as manufacturing assembly lines and material handling in warehouses. For example, ABB’s PixelPaint uses a pair of high-precision robotic arms to make car painting faster and more customizable. Adidas’s STRUNG is a textile-industry-first robot […]

Chinese developers expose data of over 1M Android gamers

The Chinese developers of popular Android gaming apps exposed the personal and device details of over one million gamers through an unsecured server. EskyFun Entertainment Network Limited that owns a 134GB server had exposed and published data online. EskyFun is the developer of Android games including Rainbow Story: Fantasy MMORPG, Adventure Story, The Legend of […]

The Eeveelution of ShinyHunters: From Data Leaks to Extortions

Suppose you were one of the lucky people playing Pokémon during its golden age (no, Pokémon GO, we’re not talking about you). In that case, you will probably remember the immense struggle of deciding what evolution to pick for your Eevee. For those of you who weren’t that lucky, Eevee is a Pokémon that has […]

Security vulnerabilities found in Hitachi ABB Power Grids TropOS, Retail Operations, CSB equipment

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Tuesday revealed that Hitachi ABB Power Grids TropOS, Retail Operations, and Counterparty Settlement Billing (CSB) equipment contain several security vulnerabilities. The hardware is deployed globally across the critical manufacturing and energy sectors. Hitachi ABB Power Grids TropOS hardware contains various security weaknesses including injection, inadequate encryption strength, […]

Cybercrime Losses Triple to £1.3bn in 1H 2021

Individuals and organizations lost three times more money to cybercrime and fraud in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2020, as incidents soared, according to new figures. The data comes from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), which collects reports of cybercrime and fraud from Action Fraud, the UK’s […]