Tuesday’s attack “technically” resembles two previous incidents whose perpetrators “were unquestionably our enemies, namely the United States and the Zionist regime”, the Revolutionary Guards’ Gholamreza Jalali said. “We have analysed two incidents, the railway accident and the Shahid Rajaei port accident, and we found that they were similar,” Jalali, who heads a civil defence unit…

The number of data breaches has skyrocketed during the ongoing health crisis, as hackers have taken full advantage of these uncertain times. According to the FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report, complaints soared by 69.4% in the last year. Unfortunately, media coverage of mega breaches (e.g., SolarWinds, Capital One) often puts a spotlight on the tail…

Hackers used phishing emails to gain access to the computers of at least seven federal MPs and 31 lawmakers in regional parliaments, according to Der Spiegel weekly. A spokesman for the lower house of parliament confirmed the cyber attack but said there was “currently no indication” of a direct attack on the IT infrastructure of…

The Chicago, Illinois-based company is one of the largest commercial insurers in the United States, offering cyber insurance policies alongside a broad range of other insurance products. In a March 23 announcement, the company revealed that, over the weekend, it fell victim to a cyberattack that impacted certain systems, and which resulted in network disruptions….

Based in Melbourne, Australia, and established more than two decades ago, SitePoint provides users with access to tutorials and books that can help them learn the basics of web development. Last week, the company started informing users that some data was accessed by a third-party during a cyber-attack that was “recently confirmed.” The culprit, SitePoint…

A law enforcement view of emerging cybercrime threats

Cybercriminals are adopting creative new techniques to target their victims at an unprecedented pace and are constantly seeking methods to avoid law enforcement detection. To stay ahead of them, law enforcement should target cybercriminals offering “off-the-shelf” cyber-attack services or products to make it more difficult for low-level cybercriminals to carry out high-level attacks. Europol’s fifth…

Has paying the ransom become business as usual?

Radware released its 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report. For the first time in the survey’s five-year history, a majority of executives (53%) reported paying a hacker’s ransom following a cyber attack. According to the report, 69% of executives said that their company faced a ransom attack in the past year, compared with only…