Red Cross Begs Attackers Not to Leak 515K People’s Stolen Data

The Red Cross was forced to shut down IT systems behind its Restoring Family Links system, which reunites families separated by war, disaster or migration. The Red Cross is imploring…

SEC Filing Reveals Fortune 500 Firm Targeted in Ransomware Attack

R.R. Donnelly, the integrated services company, confirmed a ‘systems intrusion’ that occurred in late December and is still under investigation. Fortune 500 integrated services firm R.R.Donnelley & Sons (RRD) is…

‘Be Afraid:’ Massive Cyberattack Downs Ukrainian Gov’t Sites

As Moscow moves troops and threatens military action, about 70 Ukrainian government sites were hit. “Be afraid” was scrawled on the Foreign Ministry site. Cyberattackers brought down around 70 Ukrainian…

North Korean APTs Stole ~$400M in Crypto in 2021

Meanwhile, EtherumMax got sued over an alleged pump-and-dump scam after using celebs like Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Kim Kardashian to promote EMAX Tokens. Vast amounts of cash sloshing around in…

US Military Ties Prolific MuddyWater Cyberespionage APT to Iran

US Cyber Command linked the group to Iranian intelligence and detailed its multi-pronged, increasingly sophisticated suite of malware tools. U.S. Cyber Command has confirmed that MuddyWater – an advanced persistent…

Adobe Cloud Abused to Steal Office 365, Gmail Credentials

Threat actors are creating accounts within the Adobe Cloud suite and sending images and PDFs that appear legitimate to target Office 365 and Gmail users, researchers from Avanan discovered. Attackers…

Phishers Rip Off High-Profile EA Gamers

Electronic Arts blamed “human error” after attackers compromised customer support and took over and drained some of the top FIFA Ultimate Team player accounts. Electronic Arts (EA) has attributed a…

Cyberattackers Hit Data of 80K Fertility Patients

Fertility Centers of Illinois’ security measures protected electronic medical records, but the attackers still got at extremely intimate data in admin files. The protected health information of nearly 80,000 patients…

Activision Files Unusual Lawsuit over Call of Duty Cheat Codes

Activision is suing to shut down the EngineOwning cheat-code site and hold individual developers and coders liable for damages. Activision, publisher of the enormously popular gaming franchise Call of Duty,…

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2021

A look back at what was hot with readers in this second year of the pandemic. As 2021 draws to a close, and the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, it’s time…