Lazarus Hits Defense Firms with ThreatNeedle Malware | #malware | #ransomware | #hacking

Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime as-a-service , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks Kaspersky Ties Latest Hacking Campaign and Backdoor to Lazarus Group Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • February 25, 2021     Lazarus, the North Korean-backed advanced persistent threat group, has been conducting a campaign striking defense industry targets in more than…

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Alejandro Mayorkas, DHS secretary, says agency will prioritize combating ransomware ‘epidemic’ | #ransonware | #ransonwareattack

Ransomware has become an “epidemic,” U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday, adding that improving efforts to combat it are top among projects he plans to prioritize. Mr. Mayorkas, President Biden’s newly confirmed head of the Department of Homeland Security outlined his efforts to fight ransomware during a virtual…

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FBI, State Police probing cyber hack on Saginaw Township schools | #malware | #ransomware | #hacking

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) – Law enforcement agencies are investigating a cyber attack at a mid-Michigan school district. Saginaw Township administrators noticed the issue Sunday, and the FBI and the Michigan State Police are investigating. “It could have been a whole lot worse, but it certainly has been disruptive in…

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Ransomware attacks way down at schools, hospitals so far this year | #ransonware | #ransonwareattack

Some good news, for once: Health care and government organizations started 2021 with ransomware incidents at their lowest point in more than a year. Recorded Future reports that there were just two ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations in January, a fourfold decrease from the monthly average in 2020. In addition,…

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Old foe or new enemy? Here’s how researchers handle APT attribution | #malware | #ransomware | #hacking

Malwarebytes’ exposé of LazyScripter revealed that the group has operated since at least 2018, targeting International Air Transport Association (IATA) members, airlines and immigrants seeking employment in Canada. (Scazon/CC BY 2.0) With cybercriminals commonly sharing tactics and techniques on underground forums, and with digital adversaries frequently leveraging many of the…

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Ransomware gang extorts jet maker Bombardier after Accellion breach | #ransonware | #ransonwareattack

Source: Bombardier Business jet maker Bombardier is the latest company to suffer a data breach by the Clop ransomware gang after attackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability to steal company data. Bombardier is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of business jets that employs 16,000 people and generated $6.5 billion in…

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Lazarus Hits Defense Firms with ThreatNeedle Malware | #malware | #ransomware | #hacking

Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime as-a-service , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks Kaspersky Ties Latest Hacking Campaign and Backdoor to Lazarus Group Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • February 25, 2021     Lazarus, the North Korean-backed advanced persistent threat group, has been conducting a campaign striking defense industry targets in more than…

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Phishing, Credential Theft Attacks Increased for Federal Agencies in 2020 | #malware | #ransomware | #hacking

Credential Theft Information technology security company Lookout released a report stating that over 70 percent of phishing-based threats to agencies last year used tactics to obtain sensitive information through login credentials, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The figure represents a 67 percent increase from 2019 levels and was collated from approximately 200…

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