Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…

Automotive parts maker Denso confirms cyberattack

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The global automotive components manufacturer Denso said in a press release this week that its German operations had been “illegally accessed…

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission pushed some major policies into law. So what now?

Written by Tim Starks Mar 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A little more than a year removed from its role in advancing some of the most significant cybersecurity legislation ever enacted,…

Suspected cyberattack on parts supplier forces Toyota to shut down Japan plants

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Toyota said Monday that it was suspending operations at all 14 of its plants in Japan after a domestic supplier of…

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis calls for 'new social contract' to redistribute risk

Written by Tim Starks Feb 22, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cyberspace needs a “new social contract” where “isolated individuals, small businesses and local governments” no longer shoulder “absurd levels of risk,”…

Years of hacks against aviation, transportation industries are tied to one group, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 15, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Analysts have noticed various attempts in recent years by hackers trying to breach entities in the aviation and aerospace industries, as…

Ransomware spree hitting European oil, transport companies

Written by Tim Starks Feb 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP European oil and transportation services have spent all week under attack by ransomware. The latest victim, aviation services company Swissport, announced…

‘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,…

Malicious Exchange Server Module Hoovers Up Outlook Credentials

“Owowa” stealthily lurks on IIS servers, waiting to harvest successful logins when an Outlook Web Access (OWA) authentication request is made. Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown malicious IIS module,…

Collecting In the Dark: Tropic Trooper Targets Transportation and Government

Trend Micro – Trend Micro – While analyzing samples, we found that the C&C server was already inactive. Without knowing the traffic between SmileSvr and C&C server, we could not…