Wray told a Boston College cybersecurity conference that his agents learned of the planned digital attack from an unspecified intelligence partner and got Boston Children’s Hospital the information it needed last summer to block what would have been “one of the most despicable cyberattacks I’ve seen.” “And quick actions by everyone involved, especially at the…

Mandiant announced the findings of an annual report that provides timely data and insights based on frontline investigations and remediations of high-impact cyber attacks worldwide. The 2022 report––which tracks investigation metrics between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021—reveals that while significant progress has been made in threat detection and response, adversaries are still innovating…

According to Orange, “nearly 9,000 subscribers” of a satellite internet service provided by its subsidiary Nordnet in France are without internet following a “cyber event” on February 24 at Viasat, a US satellite operator of which it is a client. Eutelsat, the parent company of the bigblu satellite internet service, also confirmed to AFP on…

Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announced that its Autonomous Response technology, Antigena, successfully took action to stop a cyber-attack exploiting a GitLab vulnerability for the purposes of running crypto-mining malware at a major Italian electronics distributor. The GitLab vulnerability, which has been well reported, allows attackers to run arbitrary commands, including…

You might have the luxury of time when planning for a vacation, but cybersecurity teams do not have the time to hunt in the wrong haystack when responding to security incidents. Every second matters in the wake of an intrusion detection, as threat actors move quickly from the first breach point to various other points…

Five days after the new year, the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico suddenly went on lockdown. The reason? A ransomware cyberattack has knocked the jail’s internet connection offline, rendering most of their data systems, security cameras, and automatic doors unusable. Prisoners were confined in their cells while MDC technicians struggled to…