Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
Ransomware group Conti, which has been holding to ransom crypto-locked Costa Rican government systems since April, has claimed on its leak site Conti News that it has "insiders" in the country's government, and that they are working toward the compromise of "other systems."
Viasat's satellite communications suffered an outage an hour before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. The company said it was a cyberattack, but did not identify the attacker. The U.S., U.K., EU and Ukraine have now attributed this attack to Russia.
The Ukrainian CERT has issued a statement saying that a "massive" Jester Stealer malware distribution campaign, designed to steal authentication data, is currently underway. The malware, operated by an unknown attacker, self-destructs after its operation is complete, the agency's statement says.
The European Parliament has granted Europol permission to receive and process datasets from private parties and pursue research projects for better handling of security-related cases. Use of these powers will be overseen by the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Fundamental Rights Officer.
Kellogg Community College, or KCC, has resumed operations in all its five campuses - Battle Creek, Albion, Coldwater, Hastings and Fort Custer Industrial Park in Michigan - starting Wednesday. The college management had suspended classes on Monday as the result of a ransomware attack.
Australian software firm Atlassian has issued fixes for a critically rated vulnerability in its Jira software that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely bypass authentication protections in place. Both Jira and Jira Service Management are vulnerable to this bug.
U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Energy, CISA, the NSA and the FBI issued a joint cybersecurity advisory about advanced persistent threat actors using new tools and malwares to target industrial control systems and supervisory control and data acquisition devices.
Targeted attacks on a Ukrainian energy facility have been confirmed by CERT-UA. In a joint operation carried out by the Ukrainian CERT with security companies Microsoft and ESET, it was found that an ICS-capable malware and several regular disk wipers were used in the attack.
BlackCat, believed a rebranded version of the BlackMatter or DarkSide ransomware group, claims to have successfully targeted popular Nigerian betting platform Bet9ja, three universities - FIU, NCAT State University, AIT-Thailand, and the largest natural gas supplier in Latin America - TGS. Bet9ja, FIU, and NCAT State...
A week after the Spring4shell vulnerability was first detected, security companies Microsoft, Check Point and Akamai have identified exploitation attempts, and Trend Micro has confirmed the first successful attempt - the Mirai botnet leveraging CVE-2022-22965 for its malicious operations.
The PCI Security Standards Council on Thursday released the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 4.0. The latest version's improvements are intended to counter evolving threats and technologies, and the new version will enable innovative methods to combat new threats.
Two serious remote-code-execution vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware's widely used Spring, which is a platform for building online applications. With at least one of the vulnerabilities already being actively exploited, VMware urges immediate patching.
Globant, the Luxembourg-based software development company, on Thursday confirmed that an undisclosed actor - reportedly Lapsus$ - has illegally accessed the company's code repository, containing source code associated with some of its clients.
On Monday, Ukrainian ISP Ukrtelecom was hit by a cyberattack that reduced its services, the SSSCIP of Ukraine says. It is reportedly the largest outage since Russia invaded Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia’s internet services could be affected by a shortage of equipment due to ongoing sanctions.