Scammers targeted YouTube creators to takeover accounts, promote crypto investment fraud

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Scammers have been targeting YouTube creators with fake content collaboration offers in order to steal their accounts, according to a Google…

How to Stay Safe from BlackMatter Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) all provide data that can assist companies in defending against and…

Feds Warn BlackMatter Ransomware Gang is Poised to Strike

An advisory by the CISA, FBI and NSA reveals hallmark tactics of and shares defense tips against the cybercriminal group that’s picked up where its predecessor DarkSide left off. Federal…

US Authorities Issue BlackMatter Ransomware Alert

US Authorities Issue BlackMatter Ransomware Alert The US authorities have released more details on emerging ransomware group BlackMatter, which it says has already targeted multiple critical infrastructure providers in the…

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…

Critical infrastructure security dubbed 'abysmal' by researchers

The “abysmal” state of security for industrial control systems (ICSs) is putting critical services at serious risk, new research finds.  You only need to look at the chaos caused by…

US Government Warns of Insider and Ransomware Threat to Water Plants

US Government Warns of Insider and Ransomware Threat to Water Plants The US authorities have issued an alert warning of ongoing malicious cyber-activity targeting the country’s water and wastewater systems…

Rickroll Grad Prank Exposes Exterity IPTV Bug

IPTV and IP video security is increasingly under scrutiny, even by high school kids. When Township High School District 214 in Illinois got rickrolled all at once across its six…

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…