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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.

Boards of Directors Prepping to Oversee Cybersecurity Risk, Study Says

Four “dynamic tensions” likely shape boardroom governance & oversight of cybersecurity, Booz Allen Hamilton & University of California at Berkeley study says.

FDIC Issues Cyberattack Warning to U.S. Banks

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issues cyberattack warning letter to all FDIC-supervised institutions — spanning roughly 5,400 U.S. banks & financial services firms.

New Orleans Mayor: Ransomware Attack Cost City $7 Million

The City of New Orleans ransomware attack has caused at least $7 million in financial damage & this figure is expected to grow, Mayor Latoya Cantrell says.

AWS Cloud Data Leak: UK Consulting Firms’ Sensitive Information Exposed

Several UK consulting firms recently left an Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service bucket open, exposing data from thousands of British professionals.

Sodinokibi Ransomware Attack Hits MSP, New York Airport

A Sodinokibi ransomware attack spread from an upstate New York hosting provider and MSP to Albany airport’s IT systems during the Christmas 2019 holiday.

New York Phishing Attack: Nassau County Recovers $710,000

Nassau County, New York, investigators recover $710,000 after phishing attack triggers fraudulent invoice payment.

Snake Ransomware: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

Security researchers discover Snake, a ransomware strain that hackers are using to target business networks & encrypt all devices connected to them. Here’s guidance for MSSPs and MSPs.

U.S. Restricts Exports of AI Software to Scan Satellite Images

U.S. companies that export artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze satellite images will need a special license to send such code to China and elsewhere, new regulations say.

Travelex Ransomware Attack: Hackers Demand Millions

Ransomware attack cripples Travelex foreign exchange. Hackers demand millions. Sodinokibi malware, which has also hit MSPs, allegedly involved.

Study: Cross-Site Scripting Nearly 40% of All Online Cyber Attacks in 2019

Cross-site scripting used in 40 percent of cybersecurity incidents targeting large US and European companies for 2019, PreciseSecurity research says.