NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit

IT recruitment firm Finite Recruitment has confirmed it experienced a cyber incident in October, which resulted in a “small subset” of the company’s data being downloaded and published on the…

US and Australia Enter CLOUD Act Agreement

US and Australia Enter CLOUD Act Agreement The United States has entered into an agreement with Australia to share electronic data so as to facilitate the investigation of serious crimes. …

‘Tropic Trooper’ Reemerges to Target Transportation Outfits

Analysts warn that the attack group, now known as ‘Earth Centaur,’ is honing its attacks to go after transportation and government agencies. They’ve been an active threat group since 2011,…

‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…

CISA, White House urge organizations to get ready for holiday cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the White House have released warnings to companies and organizations across the country, urging them to be on alert for cyberattacks ahead of…

60% of UK Workers Have Been Victim of a Cyber-Attack, Yet Awareness Remains Low

60% of UK Workers Have Been Victim of a Cyber-Attack, Yet Awareness Remains Low There is a “dangerous” lack of awareness among UK workers towards cybersecurity, leaving businesses at risk…

Avast Finds Backdoor on US Government Commission Network

Avast –  Avast –  We have found a new targeted attack against a small, lesser-known U.S. federal government commission associated with international rights. Despite repeated attempts through multiple channels over…

Brazil investigates use of staff credentials in cyberattacks against government bodies

Following major cyberattacks against central government bodies in Brazil, initial investigations have found that malicious actors have used civil servant credentials to access systems. The finding is among a series…

What is SASE?

Cybersecurity frameworks and models are incredibly important and provide a consistent set of guidance, principles, and standards that security leaders can follow, use to build their roadmaps, and base their…

The Log4j Vulnerability Is Now Used by State-Backed Hackers

The vulnerability, officially tagged as CVE-2021-44228 and called Log4Shell or LogJam, is an unauthenticated RCE vulnerability that allows total system takeover on systems running Log4j 2.0-beta9 through 2.14.1. What Happened? Nation-state hackers…