Cyberattack in Albuquerque Latest to Target Public Schools

When the superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools announced earlier this week a cyberattack would lead to the cancellation of classes for around 75,000 students, he noted that the district’s technology department had been fending off attacks “for the last few weeks.” Albuquerque is not alone, as five school districts in the state have suffered major […]

North Korean Hackers Stole Around $400-Million Crypto In 2021: Report

North Korean hackers stole around $400 million worth of crypto through cyberattacks North Korean hackers stole around $400 million worth of cryptocurrency through cyberattacks on digital currency outlets last year, blockchain data platform Chainalysis said on Thursday.  Pyongyang is under multiple international sanctions over its atomic bomb and ballistic missile developments but analysts say the […]

Ukraine Faces Hacking Attack, Government Websites Down

A number of government websites in Ukraine were down on Friday after a huge hacking attack, Ukrainian officials said. While it was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, they come amid heightened tensions with Russia and after talks between Moscow and the West failed to yield any significant progress this week. “As a […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Data Targeted in Brazil Health Ministry Website Hack

Brazil’s health ministry said its website was hit on Friday by a hacker attack that took several systems down, including one with information about the national immunisation program and another used to issue digital vaccination certificates. The government put off for a week implementing new health requirements for travellers arriving in Brazil due to the […]

Volvo Cars Research Data Stolen in Cyberattack

Swedish manufacturer Volvo said Friday that hackers had stolen research and development data from its systems in a cyberattack. The company, owned by China’s Geely, “has become aware that one of its file repositories has been illegally accessed by a third party,” it said. “Investigations so far confirm that a limited amount of the company’s […]

Cyberattack Turns Off the Taps at Barcelona’s Damm Brewery

Spain’s second biggest beer maker Damm halted output at its main brewery outside Barcelona after a cyberattack hit its computer systems earlier this week, a spokesperson said on Friday. The attack hit the brewery on Tuesday night and for a few hours the plant in El Prat de Llobregat, which produces 7 million hectolitres of […]

Microsoft Says Russian Cyberattack Targeting Hundreds of US Networks

The Russian-based agency behind last year’s massive SolarWinds cyberattack has targeted hundreds more companies and organizations in its latest wave of attacks on US-based computer systems, Microsoft said in a blog post. Microsoft, in a blog post dated October 24, said Nobelium’s latest wave targeted “resellers and other technology service providers” of cloud services. Those attacks […]

Russia Excluded From 30-Country Meeting to Fight Cybercrime

Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector cybersecurity experts say. Some US officials and analysts have said Russian ransomware […]

Lawsuit Blames Cyberattack on US Hospital for Infant’s Death

An Alabama woman whose 9-month-old daughter died has filed suit against the hospital where she was born claiming it did not disclose that its computer systems had been crippled by a cyberattack, which resulted in diminished care that resulted in the baby’s death. Springhill Medical Center was deep in the midst of a ransomware attack […]

Zero-Day Hacking Attacks Set New Record In 2021: MIT Technology Review

There have been more zero-day hacking attacks worldwide this year than ever before. A report by MIT Technology Review, based on the data collected from multiple sources, said at least 66 zero-days have been found to be in use in 2021, which is almost double the number of such attacks recorded last year. It blamed […]

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