Australia to establish youth advisory council for countering online child exploitation

Australia will create a new panel consisting of Australian youths and young adults that will provide consultation to industry and government about how to approach regulating online platforms. “Young people…

CISA probes scope, potential fallout of Log4j vulnerability

Written by Tim Starks Dec 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A top government cyber official said Tuesday that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency hasn’t seen hackers compromise federal agencies by…

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…

Brazilian Ministry of Health hit by second cyberattack in less than a week

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has suffered a second cyberattack in less than a week, which has compromised various internal systems, including the platform that holds COVID-19 vaccination data. ZDNet Recommends…

Karakurt: Another Threat Actor Group on the Cyberthreat Landscape

Accenture’s team of researchers has identified a threat actor group dubbed Karakurt, as the group calls itself. The hacking gang was first discovered during the month of June this year.…

The Ransomware Attack Suffered by Kronos May Cause Weeks of Downtime

Kronos is a workforce management and human resources company that offers cloud-based solutions for timekeeping, payroll, employee benefits, analytics, and other tasks. Kronos merged with Ultimate Software in 2020 to…

Christmas Payroll Fears After Ransomware Hits Software Provider

Christmas Payroll Fears After Ransomware Hits Software Provider HR software giant UKG has been hit with a ransomware attack which may take the organization weeks to recover from, potentially imperilling…

Virginia legislative agencies and commissions hit with ransomware attack

A ransomware attack has hit agencies and commissions within the Virginia legislature, according to a statement from the governor’s office to the Associated Press.  Alena Yarmosky, spokesperson for Virginia Governor…

Kronos Ransomware Outage Drives Widespread Payroll Chaos

Kronos, the workforce-management provider, said a weeks-long outage of its cloud services is in the offing, just in time to hamstring end-of-year HR activities like bonuses and vacation tracking. Kronos,…

HR platform Kronos hit with ransomware, UKG warns of data breach and 'several week' outage

HR management platform Kronos has been hit with a ransomware attack, revealing that information from many of its high-profile customers may have been accessed.  UKG, Kronos’ parent company, said the…