IT threat evolution Q3 2021

WildPressure and LuminousMoth threat actors, FinSpy implants, zero-day vulnerabilities and PrintNightmare, threats for Linux and macOS in our review of Q3 2021. Continue reading IT threat evolution Q3 2021

IT threat evolution in Q3 2021. PC statistics

PC threat statistics for Q3 2021 contain data on miners, encrypting ransomware, financial malware, and threats to Windows, macOS and IoT. Continue reading IT threat evolution in Q3 2021. PC statistics

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations hit by Cl0p ransomware gang

By Waqas
As seen by Hackread.com, the Cl0p ransomware gang has leaked partial SPO data including names, email addresses, passport scans, and more.
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Sophisticated Tardigrade malware launches attacks on vaccine manufacturing infrastructure

Security researchers are warning biomanufacturing facilities around the world that they are being targeted by a sophisticated new strain of malware, known as Tardigrade.

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How likely are mid-market organizations to experience a breach by the end of 2021?

Coro released an extensive cybersecurity research report revealing a true market failure: a severe lack of preparedness of the mid-market sector, which is comprised of companies with between 100 and 1,500 employees, to defend against an expanding array… Continue reading How likely are mid-market organizations to experience a breach by the end of 2021?

Defense contractors are highly susceptible to ransomware attacks

Twenty percent of America’s largest 100 defense contractors are highly susceptible to a ransomware attack, according to a research from Black Kite. Several critical vulnerabilities were detected that contractors should address immediately, includ… Continue reading Defense contractors are highly susceptible to ransomware attacks

Proposed Bill Would Require Public Disclosure of Ransomware Payments

Two U.S. congresswomen introduced a bill that would require ransomware victims to publicly disclose ransom payments to the federal government. Introducing the ‘Ransom Disclosure Act’ In early October, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Deborah Ross (D-N.C.) introduced a bill for the Ransom Disclosure Act. Senator Warren said the bill has two main goals. First, […]

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Incident reporting, ransomware payment legislation faces trouble in Senate

Legislation requiring critical infrastructure owners to report major cyber incidents to the federal government, and mandating that ransomware victims disclose when they make payments, has hit a significant snag in the Senate. A bipartisan group of senators announced a proposal in November that would require critical infrastructure owners and operators to report within 72 hours to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency when they suffer major cyber incidents, as defined by CISA. It also would require reporting of ransomware payments to CISA from a broader set of organizations, excluding only individuals and some smaller businesses, within 24 hours. Advocates hope that by requiring swift reporting of major incidents, federal officials can help reduce the damage more quickly. Gathering intelligence about ransomware payments would help law enforcement and national security officials understand and act on digital extortion trends, officials say. Backers were unable to advance the proposal last […]

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Ransomware attacks surge, still victims are recovering quickly

Cymulate announced the results of a survey, revealing that despite the increase in the number of ransomware attacks this past year, overall victims suffered limited damage in both severity and duration. Research taken from nearly 900 enterprise profess… Continue reading Ransomware attacks surge, still victims are recovering quickly