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Village of Key Biscayne hit with a cyberattack

The small Florida municipality of the Village of Key Biscayne has found itself with the dubious honor of joining Baltimore, Atlanta and several other Sunshine State cities by being victimized with by a cyberattack. Unlike the other victims village officials did not declare ransomware was to blame, instead referring to the incident a “data security…

Philly Courts shut down by unspecified malware

Not even a month after ransomware struck the city of Baltimore, an unspecified malware attack shut down Philadelphia’s online court systems for weeks forcing attorneys to file paperwork in person, longer lines, and even jury duty excusals being granted via Twitter. The problems started on May 21 when the malware was discovered in “a limited…

Russia accused of hacking EU embassy in Moscow

Russia is believed to have hacked the Europian Union’s embassy in Moscow in a sophisticated cyberespionage attack designed to steal highly sensitive material from the mission’s internal network just weeks before the European Parliament elections. The initial attack took place in February 2017, but wasn’t detected until April of this year. European officials aren’t yet…

Using fitness tracking tech to fight cyberattacks

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bath and Goldsmiths, the University of London are looking into the impact a fitness tracker-type device could have to make people aware of cybersecurity dangers. The logic the researchers are following is that if a wearable fitness tracker can remind a person through a buzz or vibration that it’s…

TeamViewer reportedly hit by Chinese hackers in 2016

TeamViewer announced it was the victim of a cyber attack which took place in 2016 although some sources claim that hackers were in the firm’s network as early as 2014. The data breach was reportedly the result of threat actors exploiting the recently patched Winnti backdoor trojan, a malware first seen used by a group…

Scammers exploit interest in NBA finals to spread Facebook spam

Indiana Pacers basketball team falls for phishing attack

The Indiana Pacers franchise, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PSE), fell victim to a phishing attack which resulted in unauthorized gaining access to emails containing personal information related to a limited number of individuals. The threat actors accessed emails containing  names, addresses, dates of birth, passport numbers, medical and/or health insurance information, driver’s license/state identification numbers,…

Wargaming cannot take the place of real cyber protection

It’s no big secret: cyberattacks keep business leaders up at night. In a World Economic Forum executive study in November, cyberattacks were rated as the fifth biggest risk to businesses worldwide, one place behind cybercrime and fraud, and the number one business risk in the U.S. In fact, the collective interest regarding the threat of…

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Members of China-based hacking firms indicted for Anthem breach, among other breaches

Members of China-based hacking group were indicted for series of computer intrusions, including the 2015 Anthem data breach that affected over 78 million people. The four-count indictment alleges that Fujie Wang, 32, and other members of the hacking group, including another individual charged as John Doe, conducted a campaign of intrusions into U.S.-based computer systems…

Wolters Kluwer still down from May 6 cyberattack

The information services firm Wolters Kluwer has been battling to recover from a cyberattack that forced the company to shut down many of its tax and accounting software applications, which is causing issues for those using the affected products. The company, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants,…

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