NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A government advisory published Monday warned that BlackMatter ransomware attackers are going after U.S. critical infrastructure, including food and agriculture organizations,…

Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Two trends are combining to amplify the threat that cyber poses to the U.S., according to a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure…

A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

Written by Tim Starks Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s former lead election security official is recommending comprehensive changes to protect the ballot in future…

NSA, CISA share guidelines for securing VPNs as hacking groups keep busy

Cautioning that foreign government-backed hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in virtual private network devices, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing on Tuesday published guidelines…

CISA, FBI, NSA warn of increased attacks involving Conti ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency, the FBI and National Security Agency urged organizations in an alert Wednesday to update their systems amid an increase in Conti ransomware attacks.…

Ransomware gang strikes Iowa agriculture business New Cooperative, the latest hack on food supply chain

The BlackMatter ransomware gang has struck an Iowa agricultural business, New Cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. Several security researchers first called attention to the hack on Monday,…