The multinational energy company Enel Group has been hit by a ransomware attack for the second time this year. This time by Netwalker, who is asking a $14 million ransom for the decryption key and to not release several terabytes of stolen data. Enel is one of the largest players in the European energy sector, with more than […]
Following the news that Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encryption for users globally, Cybersecurity expert has provided the below comment.
Expert Commentary: True, The Social Networking App That Promises To ‘protect Your Privacy,’ Exposed Private Messages And User Locations
True, which bills itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy,” has experienced a security lapse which left one of its servers exposed without a password — spilling private user data to the internet for anyone to read, browse and search the database. The dashboard contained daily server logs dating back to February, […]
As of October 2020, we would seem to be dug in even deeper into the pit of the global Pandemic with no end game in our forward vision. Thus, those Remote Working, Out of Office forced conditions would not seem to be something that will be going away anytime soon – so time to adapt […]
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has found that the credit agency Experian has been sharing the personal information of millions of people without their consent in a blatant disregard of GDPR. More details of this story here: Experian: Credit agency told to stop sharing data without consent
It has been reported that an Iranian threat actor has successfully compromised attendees of two global conferences – including ambassadors and senior policy experts – in an effort to steal their email credentials. Microsoft linked the attack, which targeted more than 100 conference attendees, to Phosphorus, which it said is operating from Iran. The group – also known […]
Following the news that a media monitoring firm Isentia in Australia has been hit by a ransomware attack, impacting their work with government departments and the Australian Stock Exchange, please find a comment below security experts:
In the last few years, the MITRE ATT&CK framework has been key to many organisations combatting cyber threats. Essentially the framework is a globally accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations of cyberattacks. The objective of the framework is to create a comprehensive list of known adversary tactics and techniques used during a cyberattack. Open to government, education, and […]
A data breach at Vastaamo, a Finnish nationwide psychotherapy practice, has resulted in the blackmailing of hundreds of patients. Excerpts (via Google Translator) of Vastaamo’s press release: “The Board of Directors of Psychotherapy Center has relieved the company’s CEO from office… On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the psychotherapy center said that it had been the […]
Following the news of the data breach at Vastaamo Psychotherapy clinic in Finland, it’s clear that when it comes to ransom-worthy personal details no data is safe, no matter how sensitive. Taking risks with cybersecurity is no longer an option especially in the healthcare industry.