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Data-stealing ransomware hits parts maker for Tesla, Boeing and Lockheed Martin

Visser Precision, a parts maker and manufacturing solutions provider for the aerospace, automotive, industrial and manufacturing industries, has reportedly suffered a combination ransomware attack and data breach that has compromised files pertaining to multiple business partners, including Tesla, SpaceX, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. In a statement, Denver, Colorado-based Visser confirmed it was “the recent target…

Cybersecurity: Poised for a giant leap forward

Cybersecurity has enjoyed good health but is an industry itching for innovation and transformation – and the next big thing, Teri Robinson reports. When Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder on the Apollo 11 lunar module, the Eagle, and toed the moon’s surface, as he so aptly stated, his small step simultaneously represented a giant…

The hottest topic: Ransomware

The attacks that transpired last year alone arguably made ransomware the hot topic of the year and most likely a leading contender for 2020, as well, but a new element that cropped up late last year – attackers adding a layer of blackmail to the threat of locking a target’s computer system – solidified its…

Experiment shows how often hackers want to attack critical infrastructure

CISA warns critical infrastructure sectors after successful ransomware attack on pipeline operator

The Department of Homeland Security CISA is warning critical infrastructure operators to redouble their security efforts after a natural gas compression facility was hit and shut down by a ransomware attack. The attackers used a spearphishing email containing a link to gain access to the operator’s network and then moved laterally to the target’s operational…

Mac cyberattacks double in 2019: Malwarebytes

The Apple ecosystem has long been considered the safer environment compared to Windows when it comes to being targeted by cyberattacks, but that is no longer necessarily the case. Almost twice as many attacks were recorded against Mac endpoints in 2019 compared to those running Windows, Malwarebytes revealed in its 2020 State of Malware Report.…

A tale of two ransomware attacks

Two schools, two ransomware attack and two different outcomes. The Allegheny Intermediate Unit school system was able to fend off a recent ransomware attack using back up files, meanwhile the University of Maastricht just disclosed it paid 30 bitcoins to regain control of its encrypted computer network. Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), a regional public education…

Cybercriminals abuse Bitbucket to infect users with potpourri of malware

A newly discovered attack campaign has been abusing the online storage platform Bitbucket to maintain and update a wide assortment of malware, in a plot to infect computer users who download free, cracked versions of commercial software from the internet. Researchers at Cybereason’s Nocturnus team, who uncovered the threat, estimate that more than 500,000 machines…

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