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Ransomware
Cyber insurance firm CNA Financial suffers sophisticated ransomware cyber attack.
One of the largest insurance firms in the U.S. CNA Financial was reportedly hit by a “sophisticated cybersecurity attack” on March 21, 2021. The cyber attack disrupted the company’s employee and customer services for three days as the company shut down “out of an abundance of caution” to prevent further compromise.
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  • Dixon
  • Apr 7, 2021
CyberAttack
European Commission and other EU orgs recently hit by cyber-attack
The European Commission and several other European Union organizations were hit by a cyberattack in March, according to a European Commission spokesperson.
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  • Dixon
  • Apr 7, 2021
Hackers
Hackers set up a fake cybersecurity firm to target security experts
A North Korean government-backed campaign targeting cybersecurity researchers with malware has re-emerged with new tactics in their arsenal as part of a fresh social engineering attack.
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  • Dixon
  • Apr 4, 2021
Dataleak
Online trading broker FBS exposes 20TB of data with 16 billion records
The leaked data also included unredacted credit cards and passports of millions of users around the world.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 27, 2021
DataBreach
Energy giant Shell discloses data breach after Accellion hack
Energy giant Shell has disclosed a data breach after attackers compromised the company's secure file-sharing system powered by Accellion's File Transfer Appliance (FTA).
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 23, 2021
Dubai
Dubai allows crypto businesses to set up in free zone
An economic free zone in Dubai has opened for businesses that are offering, issuing, listing and trading crypto assets.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 21, 2021
Phishing
Security training body Sans Institute hit by data breach
The Sans Institute has shown that even security professionals are not immune to compromise, after losing approximately 28,000 items of personally identifiable information in a data breach.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 21, 2021
Bitcoin
Bitcoin is set to become electronic gold, expert claims
Bitcoin is at the tipping point of mainstream acceptance, and the wolves of Wall Street are feeling the pressure to invest in the digital currency.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 21, 2021
Ransomware
Ransomware Attack Strikes Spain’s Employment Agency
Reports say that the agency in charge of managing Spain’s unemployment benefits has been hit by the Ryuk ransomware.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 13, 2021
Ransomware
Ransomware as a service is the new big problem for business
Easy-to-use ransomware as a service schemes are booming, accounting for almost two-thirds of ransomware campaigns during the past year, warn researchers.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 7, 2021
Dataleak
5 million Adecco.com users’ data leaked
Cyber News recently discovered that a user on a popular hacking forum was purportedly selling the stolen credentials from 6 South American countries for the Swiss-based Adecco Group.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 5, 2021
Ransomware
BEC scammers are targeting investors for massive payouts
Business email compromise (BEC) scammers are utilizing a new type of attack targeting investors that could leverage payouts seven times greater than average.
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  • Dixon
  • Mar 4, 2021
Ransomware
French MNH health insurance company hit by RansomExx ransomware
French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) has suffered a ransomware attack that has severely disrupted the company's operations. BleepingComputer has learned.
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  • Dixon
  • Feb 11, 2021
BigData
Europol on defensive as concerns raised over ‘illegal’ Big Data tactics
Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, has defended its record in using large datasets for criminal investigations while putting forward an ‘action plan’, seen by EURACTIV, to appease concerns raised over the agency’s ‘illegal’ data use by the EU’s data protection watchdog.
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  • Dixon
  • Feb 2, 2021
DataBreach
Data breach exposes 1.6 million Washington State unemployment claims
Washington's State Auditor office has suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information in 1.6 million employment claims.
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  • Dixon
  • Feb 2, 2021
Dataleak
Dutch police arrested two people for the illegal sale of COVID-19 patient data
Dutch police have arrested two individuals for allegedly selling COVID-19 patient data stolen from the Dutch health ministry.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 30, 2021