One day after personal information for all 10,000 police officers and staff in Northern Ireland was accidentally exposed online, putting their safety at risk, the nation's police service said it's probing a laptop theft last month that may have exposed 200 employees' details.
The U.K. Electoral Commission suffered a "complex cyber-attack" in 2021, resulting in hackers accessing sensitive voter information. Commission CEO Shaun McNally said the attack resulted in hackers accessing copies of electoral register files that the agency uses for research purposes.
A ransomware attack has forced a California-based hospital chain to divert ambulances from its emergency rooms and cancel appointments for services. The group of 17 hospitals, 166 outpatient clinics and various doctor practices is still recovering after an IT systems shutdown.
Government-imposed rules on incident reporting by organizations impacted by cyberattacks are not new – many sectors have been subjected to them for decades. What is new is that governments are introducing new, more stringent incident reporting rules that will affect a broader set of organizations.
The ever-expanding threat landscape keeps evolving, and it is easy to overlook key areas that could expose your organization. However, you can stay ahead of constantly evolving threats and gain peace of mind with this comprehensive checklist.
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This week, pharma company Evotec downgraded its earnings after an April hack, Iranians pretended to be Israelis on LinkedIn, researchers jailbroke AI chatbots, a Ninja Forms WordPress plug-in flaw that can aid in data theft was discovered, and a DDoS attack in Kenya disrupted government services.
We have moved from cybersecurity strategy to cyber resilience strategy, said Fene Osakwe, a board member of the Forbes Technology Council. As a result, he said, we still start with identifying assets, but we keep going until we achieve recovery.
The number of organizations and individuals affected by the Clop ransomware group's data-stealing attack on MOVEit servers continues to rise. So far, at least 545 organizations have been affected and data from 38 million individuals has been stolen.
This week, a Zenbleed flaw exposed AMD Ryzen CPUs, Facebook was fined AU$20 million in Australia, NATO's COI Portal was breached, Quinn Emanuel reported a cyberattack, VirusTotal apologized for a data leak, Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center had a cyberattack and Yamaha Canada had a data breach.
Practicing incident response procedures is as important as practicing fire drills, said CISO Nick Prescot of Norgine. But beyond regularly testing the plan, security leaders must foster a collaborative environment so their teams maintain a sense of calm in the heat of an incident.
The fallout from Clop group's data-grabbing attacks against MOVEit managed file transfer software users keeps mounting. In recent days, the extortionists have added 70 more organizations to their data leak site, taking the tally of known victims to over 515 organizations and 36 million individuals.
A new IBM study of data breaches found that if an organization's internal team first detects a breach and the organization has well-practiced incident response plans, that organization will be able to more quickly detect and respond, which will lead to lower breach cleanup costs.
Unnecessary cyber alerts are a threat that can overwhelm defenders, leading to burnout and reduced efficiency within the team. Chris Waynforth, vice president and general manager at Expel, said adopting automation solutions to filter and prioritize alerts allows for more effective incident response.
Microsoft customers will gain access to expanded cloud logging capabilities at no additional cost just days after lower-level customers were unable to detect a Chinese cyberattack. CISA has identified several security logs - critical to detect and prevent threat activity - that currently cost extra.
Microsoft estimates that each day threat actors attack 95 million Active Directory accounts. In the face of so many attacks, security teams should assume compromise and focus not just on securing Active Directory but also on recovery and resilience, said Semperis' Simon Hodgkinson.