Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Meta removed seven “surveillance-for-hire” organizations that used Facebook to target at least 50,000 individuals across 100 countries for surveillance operations, some…

NSO Group's latest spyware on par with nation-state abilities, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 15, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP When Apple announced Nov. 23 that it filed a lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, it claimed that the firm…

Romanian arrested for ransomware attack and data theft

Europol has confirmed arresting a Romanian national for targeting an IT firm in the country. The U.S. and European law enforcement authorities collaborated to arrest a suspected ransomware affiliate member…

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,…

Where the Latest Log4Shell Attacks Are Coming From

Analysts find at least 10 Linux botnets actively exploiting Log4Shell flaw. Cybersecurity professionals across the world have been scrambling to shore up their systems against a critical remote code-execution (RCE)…

Romanian ransomware suspect arrested in joint Europol, FBI operation

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A Romanian man accused of using ransomware to target “high-profile” organizations and companies was arrested Monday as part of a joint…

REvil/Sodinokibi Ransomware: Origin, Victims, Prevention Strategies

This post is also available in: Danish Cyberattacks have become a part of our reality, but have you ever wondered what might happen if your company gets targeted? You probably…

Why Removing Admin Rights Closes Critical Vulnerabilities in Your Organization

You have surely heard before about admin rights. This article will shed some light on what are admin rights, what risks they pose to an organization’s security, the benefits of…

Canadian Ransomware Arrest Is a Meaningful Flex, Experts Say

U.S. and Canada charge Ottawa man for ransomware attacks, signaling that North America is no cybercriminal haven. Investigations that ran in parallel over nearly two years by Canadian and U.S.…

Amazon Web Service outage is impacting major websites

Amazon Web Service (AWS) is suffering a major service outage that is affecting popular platforms in regions where the company provides services. The cloud service and hosting provider Amazon Web…