Enel Group Hit Again By Ransomware And Netwalker Demands $14 Million

Bad-themed crypto ransomware

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 […]

Remote Working – Malware Is NOT Spread By People

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 […]

Expert On News: Experian Misuse Millions Of Peoples Data

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

Iran-linked Threat Actor Targets T20 Summit Attendees

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 […]

Understanding Known Adversary Tactics And Techniques

Start Considering an Endpoint Management Upgrade

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 […]

Finnish Psych Patients Blackmailed Following Breach – CEO Perspective

Improving Breach Response Times and Recovery Costs

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 […]

Psychotherapy Clinic Data Breach – No Data Is Safe

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.