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Friday 30 October 2020

Sonoma Valley Hospital: Californian Hospital Suffers Cyber Attack Resulting In IT Systems Shutdown

Lazada: Singapore Online Grocery Store's Data Breach Results In 1.1 Million "RedMart" Customers' Accounts For Sale On The Dark Web

Marriott International: ICO Downgrades US Hotel Chain's GDPR Fine To £18.4 Million For Massive Data Breach

Salem: New Hampshire Town's Local Government Ransomware Attack Results In Disabled IT Systems And Services Disruption

St. Lawrence Health System: New York State Hospitals Suffer "Ryuk" Ransomware Attack Forcing IT Systems Shutdown

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center & UVM Health Network: New York & Vermont Hospitals Suffer "Ryuk" Ransomware Attacks

Thursday 29 October 2020

Phishing: Education Sector Facing Disproportionate Level Of Spear-Phishing Attacks

City Of Port Phillip: Australian Local Government's Accidental Data Breach Results In Residents' Personal Data Published Online For 7 Months

Wisconsin Republican Party: US Political Party's Phishing Attack Results In $2.3 Million Stolen From Presidential Campaign

Home Depot Of Canada: Ontario Home Improvements Retailer's Data Breach Results In Hundreds Of Customer Orders Emailed Out To Other Customers

REvil Ransomware: Ransomware Operators Claim To Have Profited More Than $100 Million From Ransom Payments In Just A Year

33.7% Of Global Ransomware Attacks This Year Involved "Ryuk" Ransomware, Totalling 67.3 Million Attacks By End Of Q3 2020

US Government Alerts Healthcare Providers Of Major "TrickBot" Malware Attacks Deploying "Ryuk" Ransomware

Maze Ransomware: Cybercrime Group Shutting Down Operations After Becoming One Of The Most Prominent Ransomware Operators

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Experian: Irish Credit Reference Agency Facing Potentially Huge GDPR Fine For Illegally Selling Personal Data For Marketing Purposes

Turla: Russian-Speaking Hacking Group Reportedly Attacks Undisclosed European Government Organization

Sky Lakes Medical Center: Oregon Hospital Suffers Ransomware Attack Resulting In Disabled IT Systems

Gunnebo: Swedish Security Company's "Mount Locker" Ransomware Attack Results In Customers' Data Leaked On Dark Web

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Steelcase: Michigan Office Furniture Manufacturer Suffers "Ryuk" Ransomware Attack Resulting In IT Systems Shutdown

Motorola: More Than 100 Internet-Accessible Irrigation Systems Discovered Exposed Online Without A Password

Enel Group: Italian Multinational Energy Company Suffers "NetWalker" Ransomware Attack Demanding $14 Million Ransom

Stelco: Canadian Steel Manufacturer Suffers Undefined Cyber Attack Resulting In Temporary Production Suspension

Microsoft 365: 78% Of Administrators Don't Activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Phishing: 45% Of Global Remote Workers Ignore Training And Open Emails They Consider To Be Suspicious

Amazon: US E-Commerce And Technology Giant's Insider Data Breach Results In Customers' Data Including Email Addresses Leaked To Third-Party

Mithaas: Noida Indian Restaurant Chain Suffers Ransomware Attack Resulting In Disabled IT Systems

Isentia: Sydney Media-Monitoring And Data Analytics Company Suffers Ransomware Attack Disrupting Media Portal Services

Fragomen: New York Immigration Law Company Suffers Data Breach Exposing US "Google" Employees' Personal Data

Monday 26 October 2020

Nitro Software: San Francisco PDF Software Company's Data Breach Results In 70 Million Users' Personal Data For Sale On The Dark Web

Press Trust Of India: India's Largest News Agency Suffers "LockBit" Ransomware Attack Resulting In Service Disruption

Yorktown Central And Croton-Harmon School Districts: New York State School Districts Suffer Separate Ransomware Attacks

Vastaamo: Finnish Psychotherapy Provider's Ransomware Attack Escalates As Extortion Emails Are Sent To Patients

Data Breaches Digest - Week 44 2020

Welcome to this week's Data Breaches Digest, a catalogue of links concerning Data Breaches and Cyber Security that were published on the Internet during the period between 26th October and 1st November 2020.

1st November

5 Tips to Prevent Hackers From Stealing Your Crypto Assets

Alibaba-owned Lazada suffers data breach for its grocery delivery business in Singapore

Another US teen charged with SIM-swap digital currency theft

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Four Ways to Fight Friday Afternoon Fraud

Gold seller JM Bullion hacked to steal customers' credit cards

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from Wisconsin GOP’s Trump Re-Election Campaign

Home Depot Canada exposes private customer data following systems error

ICO fines Marriott £18m following Starwood data breach

Ransomware attacks and biodiversity: A possible lesson from nature

Threat Actors To Target Supply Chain, AI, Shipping, Telehealth, 5G in 2021

US Cyber Command exposes new Russian malware

Why the latest cyber attacks were disinformation, not voting system breaches

31st October

Are you being flooded with Google Drive alerts? If so you could have been hacked

Britain fines US hotel chain Marriott over data breach

Eatigo reports data breach, personal data from customer accounts listed for sale online

Emotet malware wants to invite you to a Halloween party

Hacker is selling 34 million user records stolen from 17 companies

Here are this year's scariest cyber stats just in time for Halloween

Iranians behind hacked US election data, FBI and Homeland Security reveal

Lazada data breach: Personal data of 1.1 million RedMart accounts stolen and put up for sale

Maze Ransomware Announces Departure – Replacements Already Available

Phishing Attackers keep Hijacking Prestigious University Email Accounts To sneak Past Corporate Security

Ransomware attack on local government puts voter information in hands of cybercriminals

Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

Ransomware is the latest threat to the 2020 election. Here are the facts

RedMart data breach a reminder of danger of forgotten pieces of data

RedMart security breach should come as no surprise, highlights importance of integration plan

Rising Ransomware Breaches Underscore Cybersecurity Failures

Russian hackers hit US hospitals in extortion scam

Scammers Are Pretending They Saw You Naked on Zoom

US Bracing for Attacks Before and After Election Day

What is Pharming and How Do You Protect Yourself From It?

30th October

3 Cyber Attacks Dental Practice Owners Should Be Aware Of

5 Biggest Cyber Attacks of 2020 (So Far)

5 scary data breaches that shook the world

7 powerful ways to increase IT security awareness in your organization

28 States Resolve Community Health Systems (CHS) Data Breach Investigation for $5M

Aggressive growth in ransomware, rise in IoT attacks, SonicWall research finds

Analysts Predict a Well-Funded and Prolific Ransomware Industry in 2021

Blackbaud Data Breach Impacts Two Connecticut Hospitals

Breaches down 51%, exposed records set new record with 36 billion so far

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Targeting Energy and Infrastructure Rise by 93%

Chief innovation officer on the developing nature of cyber risk

COVID-19 pandemic increases need for cybersecurity

COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity and Securing the Remote Workforce

Crippling Cyberattacks, Disinformation Top Concerns for Election Day

Customer retention in the face of ransomware attacks

Cyber security threats against global governments increase exponentially

Cyberattack attempted on Jefferson - Lewis BOCES system

Cyberattacks hit over 1,000 schools, colleges between June-Sept

Cybercriminals are coming for corporate wallets

Cybergang Behind U.S. Hospital Ransomware Is Readying ‘Another Wave of Attacks,’ FireEye Says

Cybersecurity and resilience tips from the city of Atlanta CIO

Cybersecurity practices necessary to protect senior living organizations, residents

Enterprises Can Embrace Digitalization to Safeguard Their Businesses from New-Age Cyberattacks

FBI: How Iranian hackers stole voter info from state election sites

FBI shares technical details on Iran's fake Proud Boys emails

Feds Warn of Healthcare Cyberattack Campaign

Four Days to the Election - Don’t Fall for These Phishing Scams

Georgia Election Networks Untouched by Ransomware Attack

Hall County election files leaked by hackers, reports show

Halloween hackers: The scariest cybersecurity stories of 2020

Home Depot Suffers Data Breach in Order Confirmation Snag

Hospital shuts down email after ransomware attacks at 3 other hospitals

Hospitals brace for cyberattacks amid pandemic and record COVID hospitalizations

How can you protect your business against a cyber attack?

How to identify a cyberattack and protect your business from hackers

ICO Fines Marriott £18.4m over Major Customer Data Breach

Identify And Neutralize That Active Cyber Attack

Imminent Ransomware Attack Detected

Incident Of The Week: Will There Be An Incident Of Impact On Tuesday’s Election?

JavaScript Obfuscation Moves to Phishing Emails

Joint Federal Agency Advisory Warns of Imminent Ransomware Threats to the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

Lazada suffers data breach; personal information from 1.1 million RedMart accounts for sale online

Marriott Fined £18.4m Over Data Breach

Marriott fined £18.4m over data breach which 'affected 339 million customers'

Marriott Hotels fined £18.4m for data breach that hit millions

Marriott International faces £18.4m fine over data breach

Marriott International fined £18.4m over customer data breach

Marriott to pay European data fine

Maze Ransomware Creators are Looking for one “big Haul” Before Signing off

Microsoft: Digital transformation doesn't make SMEs immune to cyber threats

Montreal Metro Hacker Demands $2.8m Ransom

New research finds aggressive US growth in ransomware, reductions elsewhere

New SonicWall Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware, Rise in IoT Attacks

New Wroba Campaign Is Latest Sign of Growing Mobile Threats

New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Warns Drivers Receiving Fake Text Messages In Phishing Scam

Number of “Breached” Records Hits 36 Billion in 2020

Ocean Cargo Supply Chains Remain Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks, Say Experts

Over 1,000 cyber attacks in education sector amid Covid

Over 1M Lazada RedMart accounts sold online after data breach

Phishing: Cyberattacks hit over 1,000 schools, colleges between June and September

Phishing & zoombombing: cyber security during Covid-19

Phishing scam costs Wisconsin GOP $2.3 million

Police warning over Amazon voucher fraud scam

Privacy Perils: Beware Brand Phishing

Privacy-focussed social app True exposed users’ private chats and geolocation

Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

Ransomware in healthcare: The inevitable truth

Ransomware threats: Rochester-area hospitals step up cyber-security after scattered hacks

Resilience360 Quantifies Impact of Ocean Carrier Cyberattacks

Risk Management in the Pandemic

Russian Hackers Hit U.S. Hospitals With Ransomware Attack

Ryuk ransomware returns and takes multiple US hospitals offline

Scammers Spoof MAGA Hat Vendors to Steal $2.3m from Republicans

'Significant' cyberattack targets UVM health network in Vermont, northern New York

Sonoma Valley Hospital hit by cybercriminals with ransomware attack

Sonoma Valley Hospital Hit With Cyber Attack, Computers Briefly Shut Down

Sonoma Valley Hospital’s ‘security incident’ was Russian ransomware attack

Springfield Public Schools cyberattack caused by new version of malware undetected by firewall, law enforcement

Staying Secure Whilst Working Remotely: Tips From An Expert

The rise of ransomware - and the critical controls needed to combat it

Three steps to manage third-party vendor risk

Three Ways To Hack An Election: Election Security Is About Cybersecurity

Three-fourths of ransomware attacks in Florida targeted public sector

Timberline data breach reported at schools in Polk, Dallas, Warren counties; authorities unaware of personal data misused

Two US Nationals Charged With SIM-Swap Cryptocurrency Theft

U.S. Sanctions Russian Think Tank for Triton Malware Support

UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to $23.8M, down from $123M

Universal Health Services (UHS) restores hospital systems after Ryuk ransomware attack

Universal Health Services says it has restored IT systems, will review security following cyberattack

US Health System Warned of Coordinated Ransomware Attacks

US hospitals brace for flood of Ryuk ransomware

US Sanctions Russian Institute Linked to TRITON

Vanderbilt University targeted in phishing scheme

What's frightening cyber insurers this Halloween?

Widespread phishing campaign currently targeting Vanderbilt University

Windows kernel zero-day vulnerability used in targeted attacks

Wisconsin GOP’s $2.3M MAGA Hat Debacle Showcases Fraud Concerns

Wisconsin Republican Party allegedly loses $2.3 million to hackers

WordPress Patches 3-Year-Old High-Severity RCE Bug

29th October

2 Jacksonville health care facilities involved in massive ransomware attack

5 ways U.S. hospitals can protect against ‘imminent’ ransomware threat

2021 healthcare cybersecurity strategy: Start at the end

A week after STM cyberattack, security breach discovered at Jewish General Hospital

Advice for estate agents on avoiding data breach

Aggressive Growth In Ransomware Found In Research

Auto body shop cyberattack vectors can include employees, IT remote access

Buer Loader “malware-as-a-service” joins Emotet for ransomware delivery

Cadillac-Fairview Malls' Info Kiosks Secretly Recorded 5 Million Canadians

Canadian cybercrime expert looks into the depths of social engineering

Castlemaine's CHIRP Community Health suffers data breach

Chatham County hit by cyber attack. Systems rendered ‘inoperable’

Churchgoers are left horrified after pranksters hacked into virtual service on Zoom and posted pornographic and satanic images

CISA: Ransomware activity targeting the healthcare and public health sector

CISA warns of disruptive ransomware attacks on US hospitals

City of Port Phillip leaks personal details in data.gov.au blunder

City University of New York (CUNY) decides to move away from online proctoring for Fall 2020

Critical Oracle WebLogic flaw actively targeted in attacks

Cyber attack hits Jewish General's IT network, but no ransomware demand

Cyberattack at Montreal health centre prompts information system shutdown

Cyberattack targets networks of Vermont, New York hospitals

Cybersecurity policy is a must in government

Data Breach Involving Personal Information of Rady Children's Hospital Community

Education Sector Facing Disproportionate Level of Spear-Phishing Attacks

Employee Awareness Recognized as Biggest Lockdown Security Failing

Enterprise VPNs Need Securing as Attackers Capitalize on WFH Trend

Facebook, Twitter put on notice for Kenyans’ personal data breach

Facebook, WhatsApp, Netflix among top 5 services being used for phishing attacks

FBI warning: Trickbot and ransomware attackers plan big hit on US hospitals

FBI “ransomware warning” for healthcare is a warning for everyone!

FBI warns US hospitals of 'imminent cybercrime threat' amid ransomware attacks

Federal agencies warn a cybercrime syndicate is targeting US healthcare facilities

Finland: At least 14 victims have paid 'Ransom Man'

Five conclusions from the UK ICO's British Airways fine

Hacker Releases Georgia County Election Files in Ransomware Attack

Hackers Could Unleash Ransomware Attacks on US Health System, US Officials Warn

Hackers Hit Hospitals in Disruptive Ransomware Attack

Hackers Spotted Targeting Hundreds of Hospitals with Ransomware, Experts Warn

Hackers Stole $2.3M From Wisconsin Grand Old Party (GOP), How Does It Affect Trump's Reelection Bid?

Hackers took personal info of more than 43K students at North Carolina college

Hacking group is targeting US hospitals with Ryuk ransomware

Half of hotel execs say data breach is likely

How Healthcare Organizations Can Combat Ransomware

How phishing attacks are targeting schools and colleges

ICO Still Failing to Collect Fines from Unlawful Companies

Largest Vermont Hospital Among Victims of Cyberattack

Massachusetts hospitals activate in face of ransomware threat

Massive rise in Ryuk ransomware attacks detected worldwide

Maze Ransomware Gang to Shut Down Operations

Maze Ransomware Group to Shut Down its Operations Soon

Maze ransomware is shutting down its cybercrime operation

Microsoft: These Iranian attackers are targeting high-profile conference attendees

Microsoft warns of ongoing attacks using Windows Zerologon flaw

More hospitals hit by ransomware as feds warn about cyberattacks

New poll suggests enterprises should harden systems against unconventional attack vectors

New SonicWall Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware, Rise in IoT Attacks

Nuclear power stations, airports at risk after hackers breach security giant

One of the world's most notorious ransomware teams is shutting down

Oregon hospital among US facilities hit by ransomware attacks this week

Phishing Scam Costs Wisconsin Grand Old Party (GOP) $2.3 Million

Ransomware attacks have hit Florida institutions and governments. How big is the risk?

Ransomware attacks in Washington tripled, data breaches up in 2020

Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

Ransomware Group Targets Hospitals At Height Of Pandemic

Ransomware Hits Dozens of Hospitals in an Unprecedented Wave

Ransomware hits election infrastructure in Georgia county

Recent Threats Highlight the Importance of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Red Alert as US Hospitals Are Flooded with Ryuk Ransomware

REvil Gang Promises a Big Video-Game Hit; Claims Massive Revenue

REvil ransomware gang claims over $100 million profit in a year

Ryuk behind a third of all ransomware attacks in 2020

Ryuk ransomware responsible for one third of all ransomware attacks in 2020

Salem, New Hampshire, Disrupted by Cyberattack, Data May Be Compromised

Schools bombarded with thousands of spear-phishing attacks every month

Several hospitals targeted in new wave of ransomware attacks

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) says it refused hackers' $2.8M demand in ransomware attack

State-sponsored hackers and ransomware gangs are diversifying tactics

Surge in Ryuk ransomware attacks has hospitals on alert

The 10 vulnerabilities most commonly discovered by bug bounty hunters in 2020

Top Grand Old Party (GOP) official says cyber attackers stole $2.3 million from Republican Party of Wisconsin

Triple Data Breach Earns Insurer $1m Fine

U.S. Hospitals Targeted In Rising Wave Of Ransomware Attacks, Federal Agencies Say

University Dodges A Bullet As Fake Covid-19 Survey Leads To Ransomware Attack

University Email Hijacking Attacks Push Phishing, Malware

US: Local news/commentary website CivMix is hacked

US Hospitals Threatened By Ransomware Attack

US hospitals, which are already struggling with COVID-19, are being targeted in massive cyberattacks from Russia

US shares info on Russian malware used to target parliaments, embassies

Washingtonians affected by data breaches nearly doubled in 2020

Windows REvil ransomware group member says annual take is US$100 million

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

28th October

4 Ways Schools Can Improve Cybersecurity - Even When Budgets Are Tight

76% of applications have at least one security flaw

92% of Educational Organisations Consider Improper Sharing of Sensitive Records a Top Security Threat

2020's nastiest malware revealed

A Massive Ransomware Attack Is About to Hit U.S. Hospitals, FBI Warns

A New Ransomware Threat Kidnaps Android User Data

Amazon Warns Users of Insider Disclosing Details to Third Party

Ambulance staff personal data breach in Moray

As offices emptied and remote work became the norm, security teams struggled

Attacks on IoT devices continue to escalate

Australians aware of cyber threats, but ‘not fully prepared’ for them, survey reveals

Beyond passwords: How to use multi-factor authentication - aka 2FA - to improve your security

Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams are calling – Let it ring

Building wave of ransomware attacks strike U.S. hospitals

Businesses left to make decisions based on old, inaccurate data, study finds

Cabinet Office publishes employee and supplier personal info in data breach

Chenango County, New York, Computers Hit with Ransomware Attack

CISA releases advisory on North Korean malicious cyber activity

City of Baltimore ups cyber cover after ransomware attack

City of Port Phillip Council apologises for data breach

Community college continues to investigate cyberattack

Concern over Moldova Cyber Security As Election Looms

COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity and Securing the Remote Workforce

COVID-19-related scams have cost Americans more than $160 million

Cyber attack that led to pause in worldwide operations was ransomware, investigation continues: Dr Reddy's

Cyber crime costing industry up to $8-trillion annually

Cyber resilience and the public sector

Cyberattacks as a Public Health Threat

Cyberattacks Soar During the Pandemic – How Regulators Responded

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect yourself from phishing

Decline in Information Security Training and Policies May Negatively Impact U.S. Businesses

Disinformation and the CISO

Does New Zealand have a cybersecurity awareness problem?

Donald Trump’s campaign website hit by cyber-attack just days before election

Education sector most at risk of DNS attacks - with a steep cost

Experian Threatened With Massive GDPR Fine After Acting Unlawfully

Experian’s data processing practices violate the GDPR

FBI, DHS Warn Hospitals of ‘Credible Threat’ from Hackers

For Sale: Database of Nearly 200 Million U.S. Voters and Consumers on Hacker Forums

Fragomen Confirms Data Breach Impacting Google Employees

Furniture Giant Steelcase Hit by Suspected Ransomware Attack

German infectious disease agency hit again by hackers after arson attack

Gunnebo data breach: Blueprints of bank vaults, security systems leaked online

Hacked therapy centre emailed clients' ID numbers on invoices

Hackers Leak Swedish Security Firm's Data

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach in Order Confirmation SNAFU

Home Depot blunder emails customer order info to strangers

How Covid provides opportunities for cybercriminals

How important are vulnerability management investments for a cybersecurity posture?

How the Past 6 Months Have Shaped ICS Risk

How to keep your charity secure in the ‘new normal’

Indonesia: E-commerce must do more to protect users against cybercrime

Iran-linked APT Targets T20 Summit, Munich Security Conference Attendees

Isentia Reeling After Suspected Ransomware Attack

It can happen to you: How SMEs should protect themselves from cyber security attacks

It's match winning to patch

Italian energy giant Enel hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware

Latest Trends in the “Ransomware Market”

'Lives at stake': How ransomware impacts hospitals

Massive ransomware attack hits Press Trust of India (PTI), services resume

Maze Ransomware Is An Election Night Threat

Microsoft: Iranian attackers hacked security conference attendees

Nearly half of global consumers expect to be affected by a data breach

Nitro again insists data breach 'isolated' as incident gets more coverage

Nitro Data Breach Could Spell Trouble for Google, Apple, Microsoft and Others

Oregon hospital shuts down computer system after ransomware attack

Phishing Campaigns Mimic Microsoft Teams, HHS COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Phishing revealed as number one organisation attack

Phishing Scam Involves Fairfax Students' Snapchat Accounts

Protect your endpoints, but don’t forget the other 70%

QNAP warns of new QTS bugs that allow take over of devices

Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay Just Got More Complicated

Ransomware attack hits Indian IT managers' confidence too

Ransomware attack may have exposed some information at Saratoga site

Russian Turla hackers breach European government organization

Scammers "Seize" Trump Campaign Site

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Security company Gunnebo hacked with stolen data published on the dark web

Singapore: New variant of phishing scam fakes Grab advertisements

Sixty percent of organizations have accelerated zero trust projects in response to COVID-19

Social networks, messengers, external cloud services often exploited by cyber-fraudsters

Ten ways to protect your business from cybercrime

The 5 biggest cybersecurity threats for the healthcare industry

The First 2020 Election-Related Ransomware Attack Hit a Georgia County

The Importance of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

The Importance of Good Cyber Hygiene - Now More than Ever

The new cybersecurity threats in a locked-down world

Therapy Clients Become Targets of Blackmail Campaign

TrickBot Linux Variants Active in the Wild Despite Recent Takedown

Trump website defaced in second successive cyber breach

UK SMEs: The importance of cyber

US federal agencies warn organisations of global hacking campaign by North Korean Kimsuky group

Users of Ledger Hardware Wallet Targeted by Phishing Attack

Warning: Phony ‘violation’ email from Facebook spreading

Winston Privacy devices vulnerable to RCE via chained exploits

‘Zombie’ Ryuk ransomware group returns from the grave

27th October

7 Cybersecurity Precautions South Africans Should Take

34% of Employees Say Their Company Doesn't Follow Basic Cybersecurity Protocols During COVID-19, Despite Increased Risk Due to Remote Work

78% of Microsoft 365 admins don’t activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

A new threat matrix outlines attacks against machine learning systems

Adapted transit users want compensation after Société de transport de Montréal (STM) website shut down by virus

Almost one-third of Australian and New Zealand businesses have paid off ransomware attackers

Amazon Fires Employee Who Leaked Customer Names, Emails

Amazon sacks employee over data breach

Amazon sacks insiders over data leak, alerts customers

Australian businesses likely to pay off ransomware attacks, research shows

Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) records two My Health Record security incidents in FY20

Avoid these three creepy cyber tricks on Halloween

Backups as a last line of defence are under threat

Beating insider fraud requires a new culture

Beware the coronavirus con artists: Can you spot the fraudsters posing as everything from airlines to HMRC?

Canadian businesses overconfident about data security

Common Trojan found, was making curious attempts to infect users’ machines

‘Convincing’ Phishing Attack Targets Ledger Hardware Wallet Users

Cyber Awareness Training a Must for Third-Party Contractors

Cyber Risk Forces Africa’s Maritime Security Concerns to Evolve

Cyber risk literacy should be part of every defensive strategy

Cyber-attacks on healthcare indicate criminals never let go of opportunity

Cyberattack strikes media-monitoring company used by Australian government

Data breaches upping Australian Taxation Office (ATO) fraud 'red flags'

Data Of Last Resort: Building Cyber Recovery

DDoS attacks a wake up call for complacent businesses

Digital payments fuelling fraud surge during COVID crisis

Do You Consider Yourself Cyber-Literate?

Domestic and foreign cybersecurity threats surrounding the 2020 election

Don't fall for fake 'rule of six' fines claiming to be from us, warns Northamptonshire Police

Experts Slam Perp and Clinic at Center of Extortion Scandal

Facebook “copyright violation” tries to get past 2FA – don’t fall for it!

FBI: Hackers stole government source code via SonarQube instances

Finnish psychotherapy center fires CEO for suppressing breach details

Finnish psychotherapy clinic discloses data breach, victims extorted

Finnish Therapy Patients Blackmailed After Data Breach

Floridian Arrested for Hacking Home Camera System

Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach

Fraudsters exploit legitimate US lottery in Arabic fraudulent campaign that’s gone global

French IT Services Firm Confirms Ryuk Ransomware Attack

Google's law firm hit by data breach, employee details leaked

Government Threatened with Legal Action Over Track and Trace

Hackers, Ransomware Gangs Diversify Tactics to Inflict More Harm

Hackers are blackmailing Vastaamo psychotherapy patients

Hackers steal personal data of Google employees after breaching US law firm

Half of employees admit to opening emails they considered suspicious

Has the pandemic changed the nature of K-12 cybersecurity?

How Disaster Recovery Planning Can Help Avoid Government Sanctions

How Fighting Cybercrime Also Fights Global Poverty

How foreign actors are trying to undermine the US presidential election

How to apply data protection best practices to the 2020 presidential election

How to set up a maximum security antivirus on your devices

How URL Tracking Systems are Abused for Phishing

Inside an Attempted Election Hack: A US Cybersecurity Operative Tells All

Is your enterprise susceptible? 4 key focus areas for cyber resilience

IT security threats are taking more time to remedy than ever

Kaspersky detects phishing version of Arabic Netflix

Kaspersky uncovers fraudulent schemes for iPhone pre-order

Kaspersky warns of fraudulent iPhone pre-order schemes

Ledger users fall victim of phishing attack, second time in less than a week

Local Election Officials Targeted with Suspicious Email Campaign Ahead of US Presidential Polls

Many Employees Still Lax on Cybersecurity

Microsoft 365 security: Tips to keep your tenant safe

Mount Pleasant: City gives updates on October 10 cyberattack

New malware hijacks Discord to hack your PC

Noida: After Haldiram's, Mithaas hit by ransomware

Organizations at Higher Risk of Cyber-Attacks Due to IoT Expansion

Organizations struggle to obtain quality threat data to guide key security decisions

Phone scamming – friends don’t let friends get vished!

Police suggest hovering over links before clicking to avoid being scammed

Protecting Students From Financial Aid Fraud Should Be A Priority For Schools

Ransom, bribery and the darknet – Why cyber criminals are shifting their modus operandi

Ransomware LockBit hits PTI disrupting services for hours

Ransomware vs WFH: How remote working is making cyberattacks easier to pull off

Ransomware’s Next Target: Backup Data

Remote Workers Ignore Training to Open Suspicious Emails

Schools Admit Security Gaps

Sky Lakes Medical Center targeted in ransomware attack

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) still investigating widespread outage sparked by ransomware attack

Sopra Steria hit by new version of Ryuk ransomware

Spoof voter email attack was “not against a real voter registration database”

State-sponsored hackers are diversifying tactics, report says

Steelcase furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Stelco reveals information systems were subjected to a "criminal attack"

Survey Uncovers High Level of Concern Over Firewalls

The Importance of Data Security and Privacy for Businesses

The Largest Data Breaches in U.S. History

The rising threat of human-controlled ransomware

Top 5 things to know about EU-US data privacy

US elections are still vulnerable to email spoofing

Why cloud security is more important than ever

Why Does The Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) Matter?

Zero Trust adoption gains traction in Asia Pacific, not a minute too soon

26th October

10 healthcare malware, ransomware and phishing incidents this month

Adapt cybersecurity programs to protect remote work environments

Adware found in 21 Android apps with more than 7 million downloads

Another Noida sweets manufacturer attacked by ransomware

Attackers finding new ways to exploit and bypass Office 365 defenses

Attacks Exploiting Digital Certs Soar by 700% in Five Years

Beware: Link Previews From Social Messaging Apps Put Your Data at Risk

Beware of a new phishing campaign using fake voter registration forms

Beware Of These Top Five Social Engineering Scams

Combatting ransomware attacks on health care providers

Company Data Breach Policy

COVID-19’s impact on cybersecurity and securing the remote workforce

Cyber Risk for Small Businesses: Understanding Your Individual Risks and What You Can Actually Do

Cybersecurity Challenges for the Charity Sector

Data protection report finds decline in information security training and policies may negatively impact US businesses

DNS attacks increasingly target service providers

Donald Trump's Twitter hacked after researcher guessed password

Email phishing attack on Georgia health department exposes 45,732 individuals' info

Enterprises confident Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) will improve cybersecurity

European IT giant Sopra Steria hit by ransomware attack

Finnish Patients Blackmailed After Clinic Data Breach

Four types of cyber-attack that could take down your data center

Fraudsters Alter Election Phishing Scam

French IT giant Sopra Steria suffers Ryuk ransomware attack

Georgia election system hit with ransomware

Golf and ski resort operator Boyne Resorts struck by ransomware attack

Google Employee Data Exposed During Data Breach, Law Firm Says

Google employees personal info exposed in law firm data breach

Hacker steals $24 million from cryptocurrency service 'Harvest Finance'

Hackers use a fake version of Netflix in Arabic for phishing attacks

Harvest Finance Places Bounty on Hacker

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Data Breach

How to Remove Malware From Your PC

How to survive the ransomware apocalypse

Infected IoT device numbers grow 100% in a year

Insider data breaches set to increase due to remote work shift

IT-Based COVID Responses Inviting More Vicious Ransomware Attacks

KashmirBlack botnet behind attacks on CMSs like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, others

Keeping backup data secure to minimise ransomware damage

Ledger is investigating phishing scam that targets wallet users

LockBit ransomware attacks PTI crippling news service

LockBit Used Automated Tools to Sleuth Out Specific Tax and Point-of-Sale Software on Breached Networks to Determine Ransomware Targets, Sophos Research Reveals

Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, Apple, more

Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, and Apple

Massive ransomware attack hits PTI, services resume

Minnesota National Guard and other states report for federal cybersecurity mission

Nando’s Customers Hit by Credential Stuffing Attacks

News agency PTI hit with ransomware attack, news publishing disrupted for several hours

Nitro Software hacked with customer data offered for sale on the dark web

Novel Coronavirus Phone Scams: How to Identify and Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Organizations need to understand risks and ethics related to AI

Over 100 irrigation systems left exposed online without a password

Psychiatric centre data breach a "wake up call"

Ransomware attack on restaurant chain Mithaas, Noida police launches probe

Ransomware attack on restaurant chain Mithaas, probe on

Research Shows That Facebook is a Prime Target for Phishing Attacks

Sophos uncovers multi-faceted techniques attackers use in new Ryuk ransomware

Sopra Steria confirms being hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant

Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new strain of Ryuk ransomware, will take weeks to return to normal operations

Sopra Steria confirms “new” strain of Ryuk ransomware behind cyberattack

Sopra Steria Hit by New Ryuk Variant

Sopra Steria laid low by Ryuk Ransomware

Steelcase experiences cyberattack

The Growing Cybersecurity Threats and How to Address Them

Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach

This nasty trojan uses Discord as a command and control server

Using 'Password' As A Password, Ransomware And Other Threats That Undermine Election Security

Vastaamo board fires CEO, says he kept data breach secret for year and a half

Watch out! Spoofed Apple phone call is making the rounds again

What to do if your business suffers a data breach

Why the 2020 election is already being hacked