Malware

Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware

Zack Whittaker reports: Olympus said in a brief statement Sunday that it is “currently investigating a potential cybersecurity incident” affecting its European, Middle East and Africa computer network. But according to a person with knowledge of the incident, Olympus is recovering from a ransomware attack that began in the early morning of September...

NY: Rehabilitation Support Services notifies clients and employees of data breach

In July, DataBreaches.net reported that threat actors calling themself  “Grief” claimed to have attacked NY-based Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS), an agency that provides services to more than 3,000 individuals with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders each year. Grief claimed to have exfiltrated 4 GB of data from RSS, and offered some small proof of claim....

New .avos2 variant: AvosLocker affiliate extorts $ 85k from victim thanks to old vulnerability in FortiGate VPN

Marco A. De Felice reports: An affiliate of the AvosLocker ransomware group extorts $ 85,000 in bitcoin from a company thanks to a known vulnerability in FortiGate VPN ( CVE-2018-13379 ). A vulnerability that the American multinational had corrected THANKS TO AN UPDATE released IN NOVEMBER 2019 . Those who have not updated their systems are a small company...

Th: Hospital hack prompts call for cooperation

Wassayos Ngamkham has some interesting follow-up reporting on the recent attack  on Phetchabun Hospital. That hospital  and Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital, both in Thailand, have been recently attacked, with the latter attack interfering with patient services. The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB)’s preliminary investigation reportedly: showed that a group of Indian hackers was behind...