CyberScoop reports that the FBI has called for $106 million in additional cybersecurity funding aimed at addressing not only foreign cyber threats but also upgrading the agency's IT infrastructure."
Throughout these last two years, the FBI has seen a wider-than-ever range of cyber actors threaten Americans safety, security, and confidence in our digitally connected world," said FBI Director Christopher Wray before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Such funding is crucial amid increasingly complicated cybersecurity threats, which cover supply chain attacks to cyberespionage efforts, according to Wray. Included within the requested $106 million spending are $52 million for the inclusion of nearly 140 positions meant to strengthen the FBI's threat intelligence sharing and cyber tool capabilities; $36.9 million for the creation of nine new positions and more investments for internal network security; and $17 million for investigative data processing tool and network investments, said Wray.
English and Russian-speaking Windows users are being targeted by the novel Mimic ransomware, which has been leveraging the APIs of the Everything file search tool to identify to-be encrypted files, reports BleepingComputer.
North Korean state-sponsored advanced persistent threat group TA444 has engaged in a credential harvesting campaign targeting the U.S. and Canada with OneDrive phishing emails beginning last month, according to SecurityWeek.