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Kaseya Is Making Its Customers Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to Obtain Ransomware Decryption Key

Kaseya is requiring customers affected by the massive REvil ransomware attack to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to obtain the decryption key, a move that could shroud the incident in further mystery. Although the decryption key will no doubt bring relief to some victims, others are stating that it will have…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Huntress Labs, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack, Andrew Kaiser


Kaseya Ransomware Saga Mysteriously Comes to an End, but Nothing to See Here, Folks, Just Keep It Moving

Kaseya, the cloud provider at the center of a gargantuan ransomware attack on hundreds of businesses, announced this week that it had some good news: Somehow, it had come into possession of a “universal decryptor” to unlock all of the data affected by the recent hack.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Crimes, Computer Security, Darkside, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack


Hackers Stole a Terabyte of Data from Oil Giant Saudi Aramco

Cybercriminals have stolen approximately a terabyte of data from one of the world’s largest energy companies, Saudi Aramco. Read more...
Tags: Science, Oil and gas companies, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Business Finance, Technology Internet, Economy Of Saudi Arabia, Economic History Of Saudi Arabia, Companies Of Saudi Arabia, Oil Giant Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco Read


U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

Hackers associated with China are allegedly responsible for a massive wave of recent cyber attacks targeting thousands of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in the western world, according to countries that make up the Five Eyes spying alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Microsoft, China, Articles, Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Hacking, New Zealand, Espionage, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security


Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Computer Security, The Fbi, JBS, US Agency, Lawrence Abrams, Darkside, Kaseya


Kaseya's Staff Sounded the Alarm About Security Flaws for Years Before Ransomware Attack

Employees warned Kaseya’s higher-ups for years about critical security flaws in its software but their concerns were brushed off, former workers told Bloomberg. Several staffers quit in frustration or were fired after repeatedly sounding the alarm about failings in the IT firm’s cybersecurity practices. Now, Kaseya is…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, National Security, Prevention, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Solarwinds, U S Federal, Kaseya, Bloomberg Several, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


C'mon, Man! Biden Asks Putin to Crack Down on Ransomware Hackers (Again)

In light of ongoing ransomware attacks originating from Russia, President Joe Biden made a phone call to Vladimir Putin on Friday, stressing that Russia should crack down on cybercriminals operating within its borders, while adding that the U.S. will take “any necessary action” to defend itself against future attacks.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Politicians, Computer Security, Kaseya, Contemporary history, Hacker Groups, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Presidents Of Russia, Biden Asks Putin


Hackers Derail Iran's Train System, Post Supreme Leader's Phone Number as Help Line

Cyberattacks reportedly disrupted Iran’s railway system on Friday, causing “unprecedented chaos” at stations throughout the country, according to state media.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Iran, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Ali Khamenei, Security Hacker, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies [Update: Make That 1,000+ Companies]

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, Patch, Coop, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services, Kaseya, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, REvil, Technology Internet


Russian Military Hackers Have Been On a Worldwide Password Guessing Spree

An elite team of hackers connected to Russian military intelligence have been using brute force attacks to target hundreds of organizations throughout the world, according to officials with U.S. and U.K. security agencies. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Cybercrime, Hillary Clinton, Cyberattack, Brute Force Attack, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Fancy Bear, War Conflict, Hacker Groups


Dueling Hackers May Have Wiped the Data on My Book Live Devices, Researchers Say

About a week ago, many owners of the external hard drive product My Book Live woke up to discover that all of their data had been wiped from the device. It was quickly assumed that the products were the victim of a malicious hacking campaign.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Botnet, Western Digital, Computer Security, Moore, Computer Network Security, Censys, Technology Internet


Hackers Stole Source Code from Electronic Arts and Are Selling It Online

Cybercriminals have hacked and stolen large amounts of data and code from Electronic Arts, the prominent gaming publisher responsible for producing The Sims, Battlefield, and a number of other classic games.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Sims Battlefield, CD Projekt Red, Technology Internet, Law Crime, Hacker Culture, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


A Capitol Hill Tech Vendor Is the Latest Ransomware Victim

An email newsletter provider with dozens of customers on Capitol Hill has suffered a ransomware attack, the U.S. House of Representatives’ chief administrative officer confirmed Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Capitol Hill, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S House of Representatives, US House of Representatives, Frank Lucas, Rodney Davis, Jay Costa, Catherine Szpindor


DOJ Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency From Hackers After Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

Federal agents have tracked and seized over half of the $4.4 million ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to the cybercriminal gang DarkSide following May’s catastrophic cyberattack, the U.S. Justice Department has announced.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Cyberattack, Crimes, Cryptocurrency, Computer Security, U S Justice Department, Conti, Darkside, Lisa O Monaco, Paul Abbate, Colonial Pipeline


DOJ to Treat Ransomware Hacks Like Terrorism Now: Here's the Full Memo

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to take a much harsher tack when pursuing cybercriminals involved in ransomware attacks—and will investigate them using similar strategies to the ones currently employed against foreign and domestic terrorists.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Doj, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice, John Carlin, JBS


World's Largest Beef and Pork Supplier Hit by Cyber Attack

JB Foods, the world’s largest beef and pork processor, was hit by a cyber attack on Sunday that’s incapacitated systems in the U.S., Canada, and Australia according to a new report from Bloomberg News.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Canada, Cyberattack, Food And Drink, Computer Security, Meat Industry, Food Industry, JBS USA, Bloomberg News Read, Meat Packers, Jb Foods, Jon Condon


Security Flaws Could Allow Hackers to Change Certified PDF Contracts

Researchers recently discovered security flaws in PDFs that could allow a savvy hacker to surreptitiously manipulate or deface the contents of certified documents. While the vulnerabilities in question have already been patched by most reader applications, the new research provides a weird little look at how online…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybercrime, Computing, Hacker, Pdf, Computer Security, Computer Network Security, Adobe Inc, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


FBI: Conti Ransomware Gang Behind Ireland Attack Also Hit 16 U.S. Health and Emergency Networks

The same hackers that took down the Irish health system last week also hit at least 16 U.S. medical and first responder networks in the past year, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation alert made public Thursday by the American Hospital Association.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, Computing, Cyberwarfare, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Computer Security, Bleeping Computer, Ryuk, Conti Ransomware Gang, U S Health and Emergency Networks, American Hospital Association Read


Researchers Are Trying to Create an Unhackable Computer Processor

The CPU is classically considered “the brain” of a computer because, like our own head, it contains all of the circuits responsible for receiving and executing commands. However, like the rest of a machine, CPUs are not infallible. In fact, they can be fairly easy to hack. Recent years have shown egregious examples of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Computing, Data Protection, Hacker, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Simon, Morpheus, Computer Network Security, Todd Austin, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


CAPTCHAs May Soon Go Extinct

Are you a human? It’s an age-old question made more pressing by the ability for millions of computers to shut down websites or snipe auctions out from under regular, non-robotic buyers. What’s more, proving you’re a human reduces spam, abuse, and even theft.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Technology, Usb, Cryptography, Internet Security, Computing, Cloudflare, Computer Vision, Computer Security, CAPTCHA, Yubikey, Content Delivery Networks, Internet Bot, Technology Internet


Colonial Pipeline Reportedly Paid Hackers $5 Million for Decryption Key That Wasn't Very Useful

About a week ago, Colonial Pipeline apparently paid the ransomware group DarkSide approximately $5 million in exchange for a data decryption key that didn’t really decrypt that much data. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Crimes, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Locky, Business Finance, Nicole Perlroth, Ryuk, Brandon Wales


Gas Is Back: Colonial Opens Up the Corpse Juice Hoses Just as Much of East Coast Runs Out

Large swathes of the East Coast are running out of the precious refined corpse juice used to fuel most of the nation’s vehicles, five days after ransomware knocked out most of the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline system—the biggest gasoline pipeline in the country, connecting Gulf Coast refineries to cities as far north…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Fireeye, Brian Krebs, Gulf Coast, Biden, East Coast, Crimes, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Mandiant, Jennifer Granholm


Senate Cyber Hawk Calls for 'Criminal Penalties' for Negligent CEOs After U.S. Pipeline Hack

Sen. Ron Wyden, historically a leading proponent of heightened cybersecurity governance in both public and private spheres, called for congressional action Wednesday around all private firms operating in critical infrastructure sectors, saying the recent network breach at one of the largest U.S. pipelines paints a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Senate, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Ron Wyden, Business Finance, Colonial Pipeline Co, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Cyber Security Regulation


Update Windows (and Lots of Other Stuff) ASAP: 'FragAttack' Bugs Found Lurking in Millions of Wifi Devices

A slew of new wifi vulnerabilities impact everything from cellphones and routers to, well, anything wifi-connected, according to a new report by a Belgian cybersecurity expert. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Vulnerability, Hacking, Cyberwarfare, Wireless Networking, Computer Security, Netgear, Wi Fi, Mathy Vanhoef, Computer Network Security, KRACK, Computer Networking, Technology Internet


Wanted: Colonial Pipeline Cybersecurity Manager (No, Really)

Sometime before the disastrous ransomware attack on its network and the East Coast gas shortage that followed, Colonial Pipeline was apparently looking for someone to help run its cybersecurity team. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Cybercrime, East Coast, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Security Convergence


This Guy Designed an Android App That Deletes All Your Phone's Data When Police Try to Crack It

These days, if you’re arrested and charged with a crime, the first thing cops will likely try to do is look at the contents of your phone. Digital forensics is increasingly a favorite way to secure a conviction, or at least gain a broader understanding of a suspect. Read more...
Tags: Google Play, Science, Software, Github, Signal, Computer Security, Moxie Marlinspike, Mobile App, Secure Communication, Cellebrite, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Computer Security Software, Korelogic, Matt Bergin


Google Plans to Automatically Enroll Users In Two-Factor Authentication Soon

Security experts have been banging the drum about password managers and enabling two-factor authentication for what seems like an eternity. Probably because year after year, hordes of you keep using “123456" and “password” to secure your shit online. Well, Google’s not having it anymore. So long as you provide a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Science, Identity Management, Password, Computer Security, Google Account, Authenticator, Mark Risher, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Security Token, NordPass, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet, Password Fatigue


You Should Definitely Update Your Dell Computer Right Now

A public service announcement for anyone who, like me, is using a years-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for a security vulnerability affecting close to 400 different computer models manufactured between 2009 and right now. That’s, uh, a lot of laptops.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Malware, Vulnerability, Cybercrime, Computers, Computing, Dell, Alienware, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Dell Computer, Dell Inspiron, Convertible Laptops, Dell Laptops, Technology Internet


Update to iOS 14.5.1 Right Now or Your iPhone Is a Sitting Duck for Hackers

Apple has rushed out fixes to two major vulnerabilities in iOS and iPadOS 14.5, last month’s update that implemented its App Tracking Transparency feature. Both bugs could have allowed malicious parties to remotely execute code, possibly leading to the takeover of an affected device. That means you need to update your…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Imessage, Ars Technica, Safari, Software, Computing, Atom, Apple Inc, Computer Security



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