The IT unit charged with overseeing the Virginia General Assembly has been hit with a ransomware attack. The incident has prevented state lawmakers from accessing a portal for their legislative proposals. The attack has reportedly not affected the commonwealth's executive branch.
Like CISOs everywhere, Dawn Cappelli of Rockwell Automation awoke last Friday to news about the Log4j vulnerability and the risk it posed to her company, customers and partners. Here is how she approached triage, response and capturing insights to be shared with other security leaders.
The year is ending with a cybersecurity bang - not whimper - due to the widespread prevalence of the Apache Log4j vulnerability. Researchers warn that at least 40% of corporate networks have been targeted by attackers seeking to exploit the flaw. More than 250 vendors have already issued security advisories.
Ultimate Kronos Group, a U.S.-based multinational firm that provides workforce management and human resource management systems, says that its private cloud service has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. An executive with the company says service restoration may take "several weeks."
Multiple security researchers have spotted threat actors already exploiting the Apache Log4j vulnerability by deploying Muhstik and Mirai botnets to target Linux devices. Their advice: Ensure to remove any existing compromise before patching, and expect this flaw to be exploited for the long term.
A Russian national has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for aiding a botnet scheme that infected victims' devices with malicious Kelihos malware and ransomware, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Researchers have developed and released an urgent "vaccine" for a zero-day vulnerability detected in the Java logging library Apache Log4j on Friday. It is reported that the vulnerability is being exploited by advanced persistent threat-level actors.
A new ongoing malware campaign is currently being distributed in the wild targeting TP-link wireless routers, leveraging a post-authenticated remote command execution, or RCE, vulnerability, according to FortiGuard Labs researchers.
A zero-day vulnerability detected in the Java logging library Apache Log4j can result in full server takeover and leaves countless applications vulnerable, according to security researchers, who say that the easily exploitable flaw was first detected in the popular game Minecraft.
A Nov. 16 ransomware attack on Frontier Software leaked "significant personal information" of thousands of South Australian government employees on the dark web, according to a Friday statement by Rob Lucas, treasurer of South Australia.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how the U.S. military has been "imposing costs" on ransomware groups. Also featured: a twist in the case of the Missouri governor vs. an alleged "hacker," and CyberTheory's Steve King on "why Zero Trust?"
Ifigeneia Lella, cybersecurity officer at ENISA describes findings from the agency's Threat Landscape 2021 report, which assesses the motives, capabilities, targeting and evolution of four different types of threat actors: state-sponsored, cybercrime actors, hacker-for-hire actors and hacktivists.
Since Emotet malware returned last month, it's been dropping the Cobalt Strike penetration-testing tool directly onto infected endpoints shortly after infection, researchers say. The move could be a bid to more rapidly identify high-value systems for targeting with ransomware, some experts warn.
A botnet operation called Glupteba has been disrupted by Google's Threat Analysis Group. The botnet targeted more than 1 million Microsoft Windows users in the U.S, India, Brazil and Southeast Asia. Also, Google has filed a lawsuit against two Russians alleged to be the botnet's operators.
Canadian police have arrested Matthew Philbert on suspicion of being tied to multiple ransomware and malware attacks that amassed domestic victims. Separately, a U.S. indictment charges Philbert with perpetrating an attack against the state of Alaska that breached personal and medical information.