Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…

Automotive parts maker Denso confirms cyberattack

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The global automotive components manufacturer Denso said in a press release this week that its German operations had been “illegally accessed…

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission pushed some major policies into law. So what now?

Written by Tim Starks Mar 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A little more than a year removed from its role in advancing some of the most significant cybersecurity legislation ever enacted,…

Suspected cyberattack on parts supplier forces Toyota to shut down Japan plants

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Toyota said Monday that it was suspending operations at all 14 of its plants in Japan after a domestic supplier of…

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis calls for 'new social contract' to redistribute risk

Written by Tim Starks Feb 22, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cyberspace needs a “new social contract” where “isolated individuals, small businesses and local governments” no longer shoulder “absurd levels of risk,”…

Years of hacks against aviation, transportation industries are tied to one group, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 15, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Analysts have noticed various attempts in recent years by hackers trying to breach entities in the aviation and aerospace industries, as…

Ransomware spree hitting European oil, transport companies

Written by Tim Starks Feb 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP European oil and transportation services have spent all week under attack by ransomware. The latest victim, aviation services company Swissport, announced…

Ransomware strikes Toronto transit system, disrupting some services

Written by Tim Starks Nov 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A ransomware attack on Toronto’s transit agency knocked some systems offline over the weekend, an incident that occurred days after another…

Iran-linked hackers targeted maritime and defense contractors, compromised Office 365 accounts

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 11, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers likely supporting Iranian national interests attempted to compromise U.S. and Israeli defense technology and global maritime companies, Microsoft researchers shared…

US to increase scrutiny on cryptocurrency, federal contractors in effort to slow hacking

Written by Tim Starks Oct 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. officials unveiled a suite of cybersecurity initiatives Wednesday, from cracking down on illicit cryptocurrency usages to increasing transparency about data…