The Haute-Ariège Community of Communes hit by a cyberattack and a ransom demand

Nicolas Drusian reports (translation:) Friday, November 6, 2020, the systems of the Community of Communes Haute-Ariège (CCHA) were the subject of a general hack. The software and the data were encrypted, “making the whole system unusable for many… Continue reading The Haute-Ariège Community of Communes hit by a cyberattack and a ransom demand

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021: Robot Overlords No, Connected Car Hacks Yes

While 2021 will present evolving threats and new challenges, it will also offer new tools and technologies that will we hope shift the balance towards the defense. Continue reading Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021: Robot Overlords No, Connected Car Hacks Yes

ThreatList: Cyber Monday Looms – But Shoppers Oblivious to Top Retail Threats

Online shoppers are blissfully unaware of credit card skimming threats and malicious shopping apps as they head into this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping events. Continue reading ThreatList: Cyber Monday Looms – But Shoppers Oblivious to Top Retail Threats

Three Nigerians Arrested for Cybercrime Operation Targeting 150 Countries

Three Nigerian nationals have been arrested in Lagos for their suspected involvement in Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams.
The three — identified only as OC, 32, IO, 34, and OI, 35 — are believed to be part of a larger organized crime group called … Continue reading Three Nigerians Arrested for Cybercrime Operation Targeting 150 Countries

Manchester United getting assistance from UK’s cyber security agency after attack ​

PA reports: The Premier League club confirmed the hacking on 20th November and said it was not ‘aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers’. As of 26th November, club staff still did not have access to email… Continue reading Manchester United getting assistance from UK’s cyber security agency after attack ​

Canon Says Data Stolen in August 2020 Ransomware Attack

Canon, ransomware, Maze, data stolenImaging and optical giant Canon this week revealed that data was stolen in a ransomware attack it fell victim to in early August 2020.
The incident, discovered on August 4, resulted in threat actors having access to … Continue reading Canon Says Data Stolen in August 2020 Ransomware Attack

Fertility patients’ sensitive personal information stolen during ransomware attack

Fertility clinics across the United States have been struck by a ransomware attack that has not only encrypted networks, but also stolen patients’ sensitive personal and medical information.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. Continue reading Fertility patients’ sensitive personal information stolen during ransomware attack

Cyber insurance claims on the rise

External attacks on companies result in the most expensive cyber insurance losses, but it is employee mistakes and technical problems that are the most frequent generator of claims by number, according to a report from Allianz Global Corporate & S… Continue reading Cyber insurance claims on the rise