HC3 Threat Profile: Evil Corp

The following is not a paragraph from a story about fictional cybercriminals called Evil Corp. The following paragraph is from a white paper released this week by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services because there is a criminal enterprise known as Evil Corp that poses a serious threat to the healthcare sector....

TH: Major Cineplex and Major Development PCL hit by DESORDEN

DESORDEN has hit another big business in Thailand. This time it is the largest cinema chain and its subsidiary property development company. As DESORDEN informs DataBreaches, the Major Development PCL was breached during the first week of August and contacted by DESORDEN on August 17. “The management refused to respond and we attacked their...

Cuba Ransomware Team claims credit for attack on Montenegro

When Montenegro claimed Russian hackers attacked them, most of us probably didn’t think about the Cuba ransomware team, but the Cuba group claimed credit for the attack. According to their listing, they received the files on August 19. Their wording may sound puzzling in saying that they “received” the files, but that’s consistent with...

That ‘clean’ Google Translate app is actually Windows crypto-mining malware

Jeff Burt reports: Watch out: someone is spreading cryptocurrency-mining malware disguised as legitimate-looking applications, such as Google Translate, on free software download sites and through Google searches. The cryptomining Trojan, known as Nitrokod, is typically disguised as a clean Windows app and works as the user expects for days or weeks before its hidden...

Insurers must rethink handling of cyber attacks on states

There have been a number of lawsuits addressing the issue of whether some cyberattacks should be excluded from cyberinsurance coverage as “acts of war.” Josephine Wolff, author of Cybersecurity Policy, writes: The invasion of Ukraine earlier this year drew considerable global attention to the possibility that Russia might combine its physical attacks on the...

OH: Investigation reveals no evidence of data breaches within Newton Falls school’s network systems

Sydney Stalnecker reports: The investigation conducted on the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District and NEOMIN’s technology network systems revealed there is no evidence of any data breaches with either institution’s network systems. Earlier in August, the investigation began after the district informed students and parents of a possible security breach. The district disproved...

Data Leak Of 20 Mn Users? Vodafone Idea Says No

IANS reports: After a cyber-security research firm claimed that call data records of around 20 million customers of Vodafone Idea (Vi) were leaked and accessed by cyber-criminals, the telecom operator has denied the breach. Cyber-security research firm CyberX9 claimed in its report that the call data records of 20.6 million postpaid Vi customers were...