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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
Bitcoin
Bitcoin investors may lose everything, central banker warns
Bitcoin investors need to be prepared to “lose all their money,” European Central Bank governing council member Gabriel Makhlouf said, the latest warning from a central banker on the cryptocurrency.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 30, 2021
2021
Top 10 cybersecurity predictions for 2021
In the past year, COVID-19 has had a larger impact on work habits and security environments than any other health emergency in memory. That combined with technological advances such as 5G has led to several trends we expect to see in this New Year.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 29, 2021
Scam
Europol busts fake crypto investment training firm operating internationally
According to a report from crime-fighting agency Europol, a major investment fraud scheme involving cryptocurrencies was cracked down upon.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 29, 2021
Hack
2 million user records stolen from top adult streaming site and sold on hacker forum
A database that purportedly belongs to MyFreeCams.com, one of the top adult chat and web streaming communities, is being sold on a popular hacker forum.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 23, 2021
Ransomware
Scotland environmental regulator hit by ransomware attack
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed on Thursday that some of systems were affected by a ransomware attack that took place on Christmas Eve.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 16, 2021
Malware
Experts uncover malware attacks against Colombian government and companies
Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off an ongoing surveillance campaign directed against Colombian government institutions and private companies.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 14, 2021
CyberAttack
New Zealand reserve bank hit by cyberattack
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has been hit by a cyberattack which may have compromised commercially and personally sensitive information.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 14, 2021
DataLeak
140GB of confidential data from US-based door parts distributor leaked on hacker forum
A 140GB archive that purportedly belongs to Door Controls USA, a US-based door parts shop, has been leaked on a popular dark web hacker forum.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 2, 2021
Data breach
Data breach broker selling user records stolen from 26 companies
A data breach broker is selling the allegedly stolen user records for twenty-six companies on a hacker forum, BleepingComputer has learned.
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  • Dixon
  • Jan 2, 2021