These ransomware criminals lost millions of dollars in payments when researchers secretly found mistakes in their code

A major ransomware operation was prevented from making millions of dollars after cybersecurity researchers discovered a flaw in the ransomware that enabled encrypted files to be recovered without paying a ransom to…

Ransomware has proliferated because it's 'largely uncontested', says GCHQ boss

GCHQ director Sir Jeremy Fleming. Image: Getty If you’ve wondered why ransomware has proliferated in recent years, it’s because until recently it has remained unchallenged, according to Sir Jeremy Fleming,…

Third-party data breach in Singapore hits healthcare provider

Another third-party security breach has been reported in Singapore, this time, affecting patients of Fullerton Health and compromising personal data that included bank account details in “a few cases”. The…

GCHQ Boss: Ransomware Has Doubled in a Year

GCHQ Boss: Ransomware Has Doubled in a Year The volume of ransomware attacks on UK organizations has doubled over the past year, a British spy chief has warned. Director of…

BillQuick Billing App Rigged to Inflict Ransomware

A SQL injection bug in the BillQuick billing app has not only leaked sensitive information, it’s also let malicious actors remotely execute code and deploy ransomware. Threat actors are picking…

BillQuick says patch coming after Huntress report identifies vulnerabilities used in ransomware attack

BillQuick has said a short-term patch will be released addressing some of the vulnerabilities identified this weekend by cybersecurity firm Huntress.  In a blog post on Friday, Huntress security researcher…

SolarWinds APT Targets Tech Resellers in Latest Supply-Chain Cyberattacks

The Nobelium group, linked to Russia’s spy agency, is looking to use resellers as a path to infiltrate their valuable downstream customers – and it’s working. The SolarWinds attackers –…

Ransomware: Industrial services top the hit list – but cyber criminals are diversifying

Businesses in industrial goods and services are still the most popular target for ransomware attacks, but cyber criminals are increasingly diversifying which organisations they’re extorting.  Ransomware has become a major cybersecurity issue,…

Blackmatter Ransomware Victims Helped with a Secret Decryptor

BlackMatter is claiming to be a successor to Darkside and REvil, two other notorious ransomware threat actors responsible for the cyberattacks on Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya. The cybersecurity company Emsisoft, uncovered a vulnerability in the…

Cyber-Attacks on House of Commons Soar by 358% in 2021

Cyber-Attacks on House of Commons Soar by 358% in 2021 Over 126 million malicious emails have been fired at House of Commons (HoC) inboxes this year, a 358% increase on…