Breach Types

Update on Click2Gov incident in Palm Bay

The city of Palm Bay has apparently had enough of Click2Gov concerns and is parting company with their vendor. According to a report on Hometown News, the city has received an update from Central Square about the potential breach it learned about on June 29: Central Square has identified a security vulnerability within their...

Russian BEC Gang Targets Hundreds of Multinational Companies

Akshaya Asokan reports: A newly uncovered Russia-based business email compromise gang has been targeting hundreds of large, multinational corporations in over 40 countries since 2019, according to the security firm Agari. The gang, which Agari calls Cosmic Lynx, uses a combination of social engineering techniques and well-crafted email messages designed to target the upper echelon...

Revenge is mine, saith a hacker. No big deal, saith a researcher.

Vinny Troia, a self-described security researcher and and the owner of cybersecurity firms Night Lion Security and DataViper.io, will be the opening keynote speaker at SecureWorld’s virtual conference this coming Wednesday. He has promoted himself and his talk by claiming that he will reveal all of the identities of key members of thedarkoverlord, GnosticPlayers,...

How REvil Used the Underground Ecosystem to Form an Extortion Cartel

A new paper on Sodinokibi (REvil) ransomware operators by Advanced Intelligence begins: Just about one year ago, the makers of the infamous GandCrab ransomware announced their retirement, having reportedly earned an astonishing $2 billion since their entry into the ransomware market in January 2018. The vacuum was quickly filled, however. Forensic and malware evidence...

Ca: Four military schools in Canada suffer cyberattacks

Samantha Butler-Hassan reports: Kingston’s Royal Military College is one of four military training schools in Canada targeted in a mysterious cyber attack. Discovered on the morning of Friday, Jul. 3, 2020, the attack has temporarily disabled the University’s online network. “It looks like all their core systems got hit,” said David Skillicorn, a professor...