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,…

CISA – Ransomware targeted SCADA systems of 3 US water facilities

United States has warned of more ransomware attacks on information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks of country’s Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities. On Thursday, multiple US…

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…

30 Mins or Less: Rapid Attacks Extort Orgs Without Ransomware

The previously unknown SnapMC group exploits unpatched VPNs and webserver apps to breach systems and carry out quick-hit extortion in less time than it takes to order a pizza. In…

Cyber spies for hire: efforts to control cyber weapons ignore the agents who use them

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Maksim Shmeljov/Shutterstock Alexi Drew, King’s College London Reports of malicious and targeted cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common around the world. In early February, for example,…

Keep Attackers Out of VPNs: Feds Offer Guidance

The NSA and CISA issued recommendations on choosing and hardening VPNs to prevent nation-state APTs from weaponizing flaws & CVEs to break into protected networks. Unsecured VPNs can be a…

NSA, CISA Release Guidelines to Secure VPNs

State-backed hackers have been constantly exploiting vulnerabilities in VPNs to breach critical cyberinfrastructure in the United States, agencies have warned. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland…