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Cybersecurity Breaches and Attacks

MSSP Alert’s news coverage and analysis of cybersecurity breaches and attacks — including hackers, malware, viruses, worms, ransomware, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), phishing, stolen passwords, social engineering and more.

Banking Phishing Campaign Tricks Victims with COVID-19, Family Leave Ruse

Phishing attacks attempting to capitalize on coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue. IcedID banking malware involved, Juniper Networks researchers report.

Ransomware Attack: Cybercriminals Hit EDP Renewables North America

Wind farms & solar parks company EDP Renewables North America discovers a ransomware attack & notifies its customers about the cybersecurity incident.

US Secret Service: Hackers Increasingly Target MSPs

Cybercriminals are attacking managed service providers & using MSP solutions to target POS systems & launch ransomware, the U.S. Secret Service reports.

Ransomware Attacks DXC Technology’s Xchanging Subsidiary

REansomware attacks certain systems at DXC Technology’s Xchanging subsidiary. It’s the latest ransomware attack against an IT consulting firm & MSP.

MSPs, MSSPs Monitor MongoDB Hacker, Ransom Demand

MongoDB hacker demands ransom; threatens data leak that may trigger GDPR compliance violations. MSPs & MSSPs that offer MongoDB managed services could face emergency calls for help.

Apple Mac Ransomware: EvilQuest Variant Surfaces

An EvilQuest Mac ransomware variant surfaces in pirated Mac apps, a Malwarebytes Lab blog reports.

WastedLocker Ransomware Attacks: Symantec Research Offers Details

WastedLocker ransomware attacks, the Evil Corp cyber crew and the BitPaymer operation: Symantec report reveals alleged details.

Microsoft Edge Password Monitor: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

The Microsoft Edge web browser offers a Password Monitor feature that notifies end-users any time their usernames & passwords are found on the dark web.

Sodinokibi Ransomware Attacks: Symantec Research Findings

How Sodinokibi (aka REvil) ransomware attackers target large healthcare, services and food chains using commodity malware, according to Symantec research.

UCSF Pays Ransomware Attackers $1.14M Extortion Fee

Ransomware attacks the University of California, San Francisco. UCSF pays hackers $1.14 million extortion bounty fee for data decryption tools.