Sodinokibi Ransomware Threatens to Publish Data of Automotive Group

Sergiu Gatlan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sodinokibi-ransomware-threatens-to-publish-data-of-automotive-group/

Excerpt:

“The attackers behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware are now threatening to publish data stolen from another victim after they failed to get in touch and pay the ransom to have the data decrypted.”


Data leak strikes US cannabis users, sensitive information exposed

Charlie Osborne

https://www.zdnet.com/article/data-leak-strikes-us-cannabis-users-sensitive-information-exposed/

Excerpt:

“Another day, another leaky database -- and this one has impacted 30,000 people connected to the medical and recreational marijuana industry.”


Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with hacking by Brazilian prosecutors

Angelica Mari

https://www.zdnet.com/article/journalist-glenn-greenwald-charged-with-hacking-by-brazilian-prosecutors/

Excerpt:

“The co-founder of investigative news website The Intercept and journalist Glenn Greenwald has been accused of cybercrimes linked to hacking the phones of senior government officials in Brazil.”


Report: Sungai Buloh Hospital hit by IT breakdown

Azril Annuar

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/01/22/report-sungai-buloh-hospital-hit-by-it-breakdown/1830364

Excerpt:

“An IT system breakdown at the supposedly high-tech Sungai Buloh Hospital over the past few days has forced patients to reschedule their appointments.”


Ailing servers cause pain for hospital

Loh Foon Fong, Cheong Jin Wei and Ng Zhe Qun

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/22/ailing-servers-cause-pain-for-hospital

Excerpt:

“For the past few days, managing care at Hospital Sungai Buloh has been a “pain” as a system breakdown forced it to reschedule patients’ appointments and trace investigation results by hand, among other setbacks.”


600 Computers Taken Down After Florida Library Cyberattack

Sergiu Gatlan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/600-computers-taken-down-after-florida-library-cyberattack/

Excerpt:

“600 staff and public access computers were taken down at Volusia County Public Library (VCPL) branches from Daytona Beach, Florida, following a cyberattack that started around 7 AM on January  9.”


IoT Cybersecurity’s Worst Kept Secret

Jonathan Langer

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/01/17/iot-cybersecurity-solutions/

Excerpt:

“By improving access to data and taking advantage of them in fundamentally different ways to drive profitability, IT security executives are rapidly changing perceptions of their office.”


Companies increasingly reporting attacks attributed to foreign governments

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/01/15/attacks-attributed-to-foreign-governments/

Excerpt:

“More than one in four security managers attribute attacks against their organization to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity, according to Radware.”


Ryuk Ransomware Uses Wake-on-Lan To Encrypt Offline Devices

Lawrence Abrams

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ryuk-ransomware-uses-wake-on-lan-to-encrypt-offline-devices/

Excerpt:

“The Ryuk Ransomware uses the Wake-on-Lan feature to turn on powered off devices on a compromised network to have greater success encrypting them.”


Someone needs to go back to school: Texas district fleeced for $2.3m after staff fall for devious phishing email

Shaun Nichols

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/13/texas_school_phished/

Excerpt:

“A miscreant managed to swipe $2.3m from a Texas school district after staff inadvertently wired large sums of public money to the crook's bank account.”


Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment

Nicole Perlroth and Matthew Rosenberg

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/us/politics/russian-hackers-burisma-ukraine.html

Excerpt:

“With President Trump facing an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, Russian military hackers have been boring into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the affair, according to security experts.”


Number of 5G connections to reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/01/13/number-of-5g-connections/

Excerpt:

“The total number of 5G connections will reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025, rising from only 5 million in 2019, according to Juniper Research. This is an annual average growth of 150% over the next 6 years.”


Academic research finds five US telcos vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks

Catalin Cimpanu

https://www.zdnet.com/article/academic-research-finds-five-us-telcos-vulnerable-to-sim-swapping-attacks/

Excerpt:

“A Princeton University academic study published yesterday found that five major US prepaid wireless carriers are vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks.”


Maze Ransomware operators leak 14GB of files stolen from Southwire

Pierluigi Paganini

https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/96334/cyber-crime/maze-ransomware-southwire.html

Excerpt:

“The Maze ransomware also implements data harvesting capabilities, operators are threatening to release the data for all those victims who refuse to pay the ransom.”


Attackers exploiting critical Citrix ADC, Gateway flaw, company yet to release fixes

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/01/09/cve-2019-19781/

Excerpt:

“Nearly a month has passed since Citrix released mitigation measures for CVE-2019-19781, a critical vulnerability affecting Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway, which could lead to remote code execution.”


City of Las Vegas said it successfully avoided devastating cyber-attack

Catalin Cimpanu

https://www.zdnet.com/article/city-of-las-vegas-said-it-successfully-avoided-devastating-cyber-attack/

Excerpt:

“Officials from the city of Las Vegas said they narrowly avoided a major security incident that took place on Tuesday, January 7.”


Facial recognition hardware to reach over 800 million devices by 2024

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/01/07/facial-recognition-hardware/

Excerpt:

“A new report from Juniper Research found that facial recognition hardware, such as Face ID on recent iPhones, will be the fastest growing form of smartphone biometric hardware. This means it will reach over 800 million in 2024, compared to an estimated 96 million in 2019.”