Gigabyte Allegedly Hit by AvosLocker Ransomware

If AvosLocker stole Gigabyte’s master keys, threat actors could force hardware to download fake drivers or BIOS updates in a supply-chain attack a la SolarWinds. The AvosLocker ransomware gang is…

Senior Officials Join the U.S. in an Anti-Ransomware Initiative

Following the last week’s White House National Security Council’s virtual meetings on the Counter-Ransomware Initiative event, senior officials from the U.E. and 31 countries have issued a joint statement where…

Researchers Condemn Apple’s Proposed Phone-Scanning Features

Researchers Condemn Apple’s Proposed Phone-Scanning Features Apple's plans to implement new phone-scanning features have been heavily criticized by more than a dozen cybersecurity experts. The tech company announced in August its…

More than 30 countries outline efforts to stop ransomware after White House virtual summit

The countries involved in the two-day ransomware summit led by the US have released a joint statement pledging to make systems more resilient against attack and outlining measures that will…

The Anonymous Domain Registration Might Be Prohibited Shortly

The European Union is currently working on laws that would make it illegal for everybody to register domains before going through an identification process. This new law would apply to…

The White House is having a big meeting about fighting ransomware. It didn't invite Russia

The White House has held a meeting with ministers and officials from 30 nations and the European Union to discuss how to combat ransomware and other cyber threats.  The two-day…

Ciaran Martin: Resilience key to cyber defence

Fran Kelly: Australia has seen a 13% increase in cyber-attacks over the past year as cyber criminals take advantage of large numbers of people working from home. In its Annual…

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The White House on Wednesday and Thursday will convene meetings with representatives from more than 30 countries to discuss how to…

Iran-linked hackers hit Israeli, US and EU defense tech firm

Microsoft has warned that hackers linked to Iran are mainly targeting Office 365 clients in defense technology firms. Researchers at Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Microsoft Digital Security Unit…

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…