Ransomware attack on New Mexico jail put prisoners in lockdown

The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico went offline due to a ransomware attack, and prisoners were confined to their cells. On January 5th, 2022, the IT…

Home Affairs releases second Critical Infrastructure Bill with leftover obligations

At the start of this month, Australia’s Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 became law to give government “last resort” powers to direct an entity to gather information, undertake…

Top workforce management firm Kronos hit by ransomware attack

Kronos has taken down its private cloud services and advises customers to use “alternative business continuity protocols” while the company is working on mitigating the attack. Kronos Private Cloud is…

Agent Tesla Spyware Used in Phishing Campaign

Agent Tesla initially detected in late 2014, is a known spyware aimed at collecting sensitive data from a victim’s device, such as stored application credentials and keyboard inputs (keylogger). Agent…

Canadian Citizen Charged for Ransomware Attacks in Alaska

The accused became a suspect when the FBI contacted Canadian intelligence after observing a surge in ransomware attacks in Alaska in 2018. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that…

Hotel claims Conti ransomware attack on system as guests locked out

So far, the Conti ransomware has not demanded any ransom or published any details of the ransomware attack on their official website. A popular Scandinavian hotel has confirmed becoming a…

Hackers using concern about Omicron strain of COVID-19 to attack US universities

Researchers with cybersecurity firm Proofpoint have discovered a new phishing attack leveraging concern about the spread of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 to steal credentials and gain access to accounts…

Hackers pretending to be Iranian govt use SMS messages to steal credit card info, create botnet

Security company Check Point Research has uncovered a hacking campaign that involves cyberattackers impersonating Iranian government bodies to infect the mobile devices of Iranian citizens through SMS messages.  The SMS…

Planned Parenthood data breach: Hackers steal 400,000 patients’ data

According to Planned Parenthood, the latest data breach has affected its Los Angeles branch (PPLA) after it suffered a ransomware attack. On Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 Planned Parenthood, the non-profit…

3 Ways To Prepare For Cyber Attacks

Although there are countless ways to combat cyberattacks, in this article we are addressing 3 simple yet significant points that users can follow to protect their data. Cyber attacks are…