This week, Meta debuted end-to-end encryption on Messenger, AeroBlade cyberespionage targeted U.S. aerospace, Trojan-Proxy threatened cracked apps, Tipalti investigated a ransomware attack, a Pennsylvania hospital faced lawsuits, Nissan probed a cyber incident and the U.S. FCC teamed up with states.
Weeks after the Department of Health and Human Services announced its first HIPAA enforcement action in a ransomware breach, federal regulators have reached another milestone: a $480,000 settlement in a HIPAA case centered for the first time ever on a phishing attack.
The U.K. government accused Russia's domestic intelligence agency of running a yearslong campaign to interfere in British politics. U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal indictment against two FSB agents, accursing them of phishing campaigns against national security government employees.
This week, a Bitzlato co-founder pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, a federal judge accepted ex-Binance chief's guilty plea, thieves stole $363M in crypto this November, KyberSwap looks to compensate hack victims, Platypus hackers walked free, and Velodrome and Aerodrome were hacked again.
The number of data breaches in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, amid mounting attacks against third-party vendors and aggressive ransomware attacks, says a report from Apple and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher. Breaches have more than tripled between 2013 and 2022.
Cybersecurity professionals must choose their own destiny, former CSO Joe Sullivan said at this week's Black Hat Europe in London. CISOs will either remain down in the weeds, technically speaking, or learn to become true senior executives and be treated as such by the board.
After the latest Israel-Hamas war began, Kollender found herself trying to return to her homeland, but "no airline was flying to or from Israel," she said. In this episode of CyberEd.io's podcast series "Cybersecurity Insights," she discussed her personal views about the Israel-Hamas war.
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A Russia-linked disinformation campaign known as Doppelgänger is employing advanced obfuscation techniques and likely deploying AI to generate content, say security researchers. Doppelgänger has been called Russia's "most aggressively persistent covert influence operation" since 2017.
Researchers from Jamf Threat Labs said they have managed to manipulate the code in a compromised iPhone to effectively make it appear as if the device is entering Lockdown Mode - but "without any of the protections that would normally be implemented by the service."
A New York medical imaging services provider is notifying nearly 606,000 individuals that their information was potentially accessed and copied in a recent hacking incident. The entity is one of several medical imaging centers that have reported major hacking breaches in recent weeks and months.
A Russian military hacking intelligence group is winning the race to exploit known vulnerabilities before system administrators can apply patches, warns Proofpoint. The firm has seen a spike in activity from TA422, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Forest Blizzard.
Seoul police have accused the North Korean hacker group Andariel of stealing sensitive defense secrets from South Korean defense companies and laundering ransomware proceeds back to North Korea. The hackers stole 1.2TB of data, including information on advanced anti-aircraft weapons.
A recent spike in ransomware attacks has prompted federal regulators and the American Hospital Association to issue urgent warnings to hospitals and other healthcare firms to prevent potential exploitation of the Citrix Bleed software flaw affecting some NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway devices.
A Russian national pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for his role in developing TrickBot. Operators of the malware targeted hospitals and healthcare centers with ransomware attacks during the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Dunaev faces up to 35 years in prison.