Hackers stole personal information of up to 100,000 employees of Nova Scotia Health by exploiting the zero-day in Progress Software's MOVEit managed file transfer application. The software is widely used in the healthcare sector, warned the U.S. federal government.
This week: Barracuda Networks recalls hacked email security appliances, the latest on MOVEit, and a Gigabyte motherboard firmware security vulnerability is exposed. Also, researchers detail a patched flaw in the Microsoft Visual Studio extension installer, and ransomware hits across the globe.
The Clop ransomware-as-a-service gang said it is behind a spate of hacks taking advantage of a vulnerability in Progress Software's MOVEit managed file transfer application. "We download alot of your data as part of exceptional exploit," the gang says in a misspelled post on its dark web leak site.
Pretexting incidents, a social engineering technique that manipulates victims into divulging information, have nearly doubled, representing 50% of all social engineering attacks, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed more than 16,312 security incidents.
Criminals are continuing to wield stolen credentials, compromise attacks, ransomware and social engineering to earn an illicit payday, according to Verizon's latest annual analysis of data breaches and how they happened, which finds that post-ransomware cleanup costs are rising.
Microsoft says an affiliate of the Russian-speaking Clop ransomware gang is behind a rash of attacks exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Progress Software's MOVEit application. Known victims include British payroll provider Zellis, which says eight corporate customers were affected.
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A flurry of legal complaints and a lawsuit have been filed against the city of Oakland, California, after it fell victim to a ransomware attack. The Play group claimed credit for the attack and posted some of stolen information, which includes personal details, ID numbers and health information.
A Long Island, New York-based life sciences company has reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that clinical test information of nearly 2.5 million individuals was compromised in a ransomware attack in April involving data exfiltration.
This week: Amazon settled privacy and cybersecurity investigations with the U.S. FTC, SAS received a $3 million extortion demand and apparently Ukrainian hacktivists penetrated Russia's Skolkovo Foundation. Plus, breaches at Onix Group and Toyota and a warning about Salesforce "ghost sites."
Former members of the defunct Conti ransomware group are continuing to ply their trade under a variety of other guises, including Royal and Black Basta. Thanks to their agile and innovative approaches, post-Conti operations are "stronger than ever," one ransomware expert reports.
Barracuda Networks is warning that a zero-day vulnerability that it recently discovered and patched in its Email Security Gateway appliances appears to have been exploited since October 2022. Attackers used the flaw to gain persistent remote access to networks and exfiltrate data, it said.
Banks are facing unprecedented challenges in securing their digital ecosystems while maintaining cost efficiency. With cybercriminals increasingly targeting the financial industry, banks face risks to their reputation as trustworthy partners. With data breach costs averaging nearly $6 million per incident, banks...
How many hackers can claim to have caused a national cheese shortage, not least in the Gouda-loving Netherlands? Enter Mikhail Matveev, a Russian national who's been indicted for wielding not one but three strains of ransomware, in what experts say is a needed focus on ransomware affiliates.
Australian consumer lender Latitude Financial Services anticipates its spring cybersecurity incident will cost it up to AU$105 million, which includes a five-week period during which debt collection systems were severely affected by the attack.