EU chief announces cybersecurity law for connected devices

Luca Bertuzzi reports: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday (15 September) a Cyber Resilience Act aimed at setting common cybersecurity standards for connected devices. The Commission initiative adds to an existing proposal for a Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems, commonly known as the NIS2 Directive. NIS2...

African Bank warns of data breach with personal details compromised

BusinessTech reports: African Bank has confirmed that one of its appointed professional debt recovery partners, Debt-IN, was targeted by cybercriminals in April 2021. At the time, expert security advice concluded that there was no evidence that the ransomware attack had resulted in a data breach – however, Debt-IN is now aware that the personal...

CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Conti Ransomware 

Alert (AA21-265A): Conti Ransomware The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have observed the increased use of Conti ransomware in more than 400 attacks on U.S. and international organizations. In typical Conti ransomware attacks, malicious cyber actors steal files, encrypt servers and workstations, and demand a ransom...

MN: Crystal Valley Computer Systems Infected By Ransomware Attack

Southern Minnesota News reports: Mankato-based Crystal Valley says a ransomware attack has infected their computer systems. The attack “severely interrupted” the daily operations, according to a company press release. Read more on SMN.  The Crystal Valley Cooperative is a farm supply and grain marketing cooperative that serves Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa, so this...

Oops? RaidForums data marketplace accidentally exposes private staff page

Ax Sharma reports: RaidForums is an underground place where private databases obtained from data breaches, vulnerability exploits, and credit card information sets are illegally traded by threat actors, or sometimes leaked for free. On RaidForums, the “Staff General” section is typically restricted to internal staff members only, but in an ironic twist of fate, this private section was accidentally left open for viewing...