New Biden administration cybersecurity standards for U.S. maritime ports mark a crucial step toward addressing long-ignored vulnerabilities in IT and OT systems across the critical infrastructure sector, experts told Information Security Media Group. An executive order released Wednesday institutes mandatory requirements to report cyber incidents that could endanger “any vessel, harbor, port or waterfront facility.”…

Authorities in Romania confirmed that a ransomware attack that targeted the Hipocrate Information System (HIS) has disrupted operations for at least 100 hospitals. Hipocrate Information System (HIS) is a software suite designed to manage the medical and administrative activities of hospitals and other healthcare institutions. The attack took place on February 11 and encrypted data…

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added a Roundcube Webmail Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-43770, to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. Roundcube is an open-source web-based email client. It provides a user-friendly interface for accessing email accounts via a web browser. Users can send and receive emails, manage their…

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has given Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies 48 hours to rip out all Ivanti appliances in use on federal networks, over concerns that multiple threat actors are actively exploiting multiple security flaws in these systems. The order is part of the supplemental direction accompanying last week’s…

Thousands of students in New Jersey were unable to attend school Monday after a cybersecurity incident caused technical difficulties across the Freehold Township School District, administrators said. Superintendent of Schools Neal Dickstein sent an email to families late Sunday night announcing that classes were canceled for the entire district, which includes an early childhood learning…

A fast rising ransomware outfit is escalating its activities and has launched a new blog offering victims a variety of payoff options, according to a report released Thursday by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42. The new Medusa Blog is used by the group to post stolen data with the threat of exposing the data if…

The European Union adopted a regulation on mandatory cyber hygiene intended to beef up cybersecurity at EU government agencies amid concerns that trading bloc institutions have failed to keep pace with mounting digital threats. Proposed by the European Commission in 2022, the Cybersecurity Regulation lays down uniform cyber compliance requirements for EU institutions, bodies, offices…

The password manager vendor totally embraces passwordless technology. A top-tier password manager maker is ditching the use of master passwords and offering its users a totally passwordless experience. Dashlane made the announcement Wednesday, saying the feature allows new users to create an account without having to set up and remember a master password. It added…

Expect governments to impose greater levels of cybersecurity regulation if businesses cannot defend against major attacks and stop breaches from happening. That’s a prediction from Black Hat founder Jeff Moss, speaking at Black Hat Europe in London this week. He believes that eventually, the world will come to a tipping point where too many highly…