The risks presented by ransomware and cyber extortion events have likely found a place in your own security team’s discussions, and rightfully so. Ransomware attacks have proliferated in the last decade. The numbers are staggering if not overwhelming, and make it abundantly clear that ransomware attacks are not a threat that any organization, however big…

What is the price for personal information, including credit cards and bank accounts, on the dark web? Privacy Affairs researchers concluded criminals using the dark web need only spend $1,115 for a complete set of a person’s account details, enabling them to create fake IDs and forge private documents, such as passports and driver’s licenses….

Teachers unable to get paychecks. Tax and customs systems paralyzed. Health officials unable to access medical records or track the spread of COVID-19. A country’s president declaring war against foreign hackers saying they want to overthrow the government. For two months now, Costa Rica has been reeling from unprecedented ransomware attacks disrupting everyday life in…

Iranian state media said earlier that the internal computer system of the municipality of Tehran was targeted in a “deliberate” shutdown Thursday in the latest apparent cyber attack in the country. The People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), which is outlawed in Iran, said in a statement that their operatives inside the country had carried out…

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…

Also referred to as APT35, Magic Hound, NewsBeef, Newscaster, Phosphorus, and TA453, the advanced persistent threat (APT) actor is known for the targeting of activists, government organizations, journalists, and various other entities. In November 2021, a joint advisory from government agencies in the US, UK, and Australia warned of Iranian state-sponsored attacks targeting critical infrastructure…

AGCO designs, makes, and distributes agricultural machinery and precision technology, offering equipment under brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. On Friday, the company announced that it fell victim to a ransomware attack that impacted some production facilities. AGCO says it has launched an investigation into the incident and estimates that it might…

The existence of Black Basta came to light in mid-April, but MalwareHunterTeam researchers spotted a sample apparently compiled in February. The cybercriminals behind Black Basta use malware to encrypt files on compromised systems, appending the .basta extension to encrypted files. In addition, like many other ransomware groups, they steal large amounts of information from victims…