Malware

Holy Ghost ransomware operation linked to North Korean hackers

Ionut Ilascu reports: For more than a year, North Korean hackers have been running a ransomware operation called HolyGhost, attacking small businesses in various countries. The group has been active for quite a while but it failed to gain the notoriety and financial success of other gangs even if the operation followed the same...

 Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown warns of credit card data breach

Today’s reminder that malware on point-of-sale systems is still a thing. Danielle Cotterman reports: If you used a credit or debit card at Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown, you may want to double-check your bank statements. The hotel, located at 1100 Carnegie Avenue, is notifying customers that payment information may have been stolen from cards...

BR-Prefeitura Municipal de Itapemirim suffered a cyber attack

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Prefeitura Municipal de Itapermirim in Brazil alerted people that it had been the victim of a cyberattack on July 10 and ransom has been demanded: The following is a machine translation of their Facebook statement: The Municipal Prefecture of Itapemirim goes public to inform that the...

US govt warns of Maui ransomware attacks against healthcare orgs

Sergiu Gatlan reports: The FBI, CISA, and the U.S. Treasury Department issued today a joint advisory warning of North-Korean-backed threat actors using Maui ransomware in attacks against Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) organizations. Starting in May 2021, the FBI has responded to and detected multiple Maui ransomware attacks impacting HPH Sector orgs across the...

Family Practice Center discloses a breach from October 2021

DataBreaches really and truly does not understand how entities can take so long to investigate some breaches before disclosing them.  If HHS feels that seven months from the first detection of an attack to notification is reasonable or acceptable, then let it change the regulations. If it is not acceptable and HHS wants entities...