NY: Cyber attack at Massena Central School under investigation

Jimmy Lawton reports:  Federal law enforcement agencies are investigating a cyber attack at Massena Central School that occurred June 22. Superintendent Pat Brady said the incident caused a disruption in the district’s network and impacted certain systems. “Importantly, to protect the integrity of the Massena Central School District system, access to the platform and...

CISA’s CSET Tool Sets Sights on Ransomware Threat

CISA has released a new module in its Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET): the Ransomware Readiness Assessment (RRA). CSET is a desktop software tool that guides network defenders through a step-by-step process to evaluate their cybersecurity practices on their networks. CSET—applicable to both information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) networks—enables users to...

Coordinated Action Cuts Off Access To VPN Service Used By Ransomware Groups

This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe, the US and Canada have seized the web domains and server infrastructure of DoubleVPN. This is a virtual private network (VPN) service which provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. This coordinated takedown, led by the Dutch National Police (Politie), under jurisdiction of...

Facebook sues four Vietnamese nationals for hijacking accounts

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Social networking giant Facebook has filed two lawsuits today against two suspected criminal groups that abused its advertising platform for their own gains. The first lawsuit was filed against four Vietnamese nationals for hijacking user accounts and the second against a US company for running an e-commerce bait-and-switch scam. Read more...

Russian Hackers Mounted Cyber Attack on German Banks, Bild Says

Patrick Donahue and Jake Rudnitsky report: A hacker group linked to the Russian state known as “Fancy Bear” conducted a cyber attack on critical German infrastructure and the country’s banking system in the past few days, Bild newspaper reported, citing unidentified Western intelligence sources. A spokesman for Germany’s BSI Federal Cyber Security Authority said the agency...

Indian tech startup exposed Byju’s student data

Zach Whittaker reports: India-based technology startup Salesken.ai has secured an exposed server that was spilling private and sensitive data on one of its customers, Byju’s, an education technology giant and India’s most valuable startup. The server was left unprotected since at least June 14, according to historical data provided by Shodan, a search engine for...