A ransomware operation with a history of exploiting widespread internet vulnerabilities lost little time in making use of a critical-severity vulnerability in Window installations of web-scripting language PHP. Imperva Threat Research in a Monday report said TellYouThePass ransomware operators began exploiting the PHP bug, tracked as CVE-2024-4577, hours after researchers released a proof of concept…

Auction house Christie’s disclosed a data breach after the ransomware group RansomHub threatened to leak stolen data. The security breach occurred earlier this month. The website of the auction house was unreachable after the attack. According to BBC, Christie had problems in selling art and other high-value items worth an estimated $840 million due to…

Ensuring the enterprise is protected from vulnerabilities is a required function of security teams. It’s also a best practice for cyber insurance vendors and meeting compliance requirements. A popular evaluation test, the tabletop exercise, permits security teams and corporate management to select a threat and then run through the process of containing and remediating the…

Global law-enforcement authorities including the FBI have disrupted the activities of the formidable LockBit ransomware gang, taking control of its platform and seizing data associated with its global ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation. Information obtained by the operation — called Operation Cronos — includes source code, details of ransomware victims, stolen data, decryption keys, and the amount…

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…

Researchers have discovered a new backdoor targeting macOS that appears to have ties to an infamous ransomware family that historically targets Windows systems. Researchers at Bitdefender say the so-called Trojan.MAC.RustDoor is likely linked to BlackCat/ALPHV. The newly discovered backdoor is written in Rust coding language and impersonates an update for Visual Studio code editor. Bitdefender…

AnyDesk, which provides a remote desktop application providing access, file transfer, and VPN functionality for endpoints, has announced that its production systems have been compromised, and that it plans to revoke all its security-related certificates and reset all Web portal passwords as a precaution. The company assured its customers in a statement released late on…

Black Kite, the leader in third-party cyber risk intelligence, today unveiled the industry’s first monthly ransomware dashboard, featuring crucial insights for security teams, media, analysts, and other industry leaders. The resource provides data, graphs, trends, and key insights from Black Kite’s threat intelligence team about the top ransomware groups, their victims, and attack patterns. Black…