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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.

Norsk Hydro LockerGoga Ransomware Attack: Business Recovery Update

Norsk Hydro explains the LockerGoga ransomware attack, business recovery efforts, and the status of various systems.

Norsk Hydro: LockerGoga Ransomware Cyberattack Triggers Network Outage

Norsk Hydro suffers LockerGoga ransomware cyberattack. Norwegian aluminum company suffers worldwide technology network outage. Updated March 20, 7:23 a.m. ET.

GandCrab Ransomware Targets MSPs in Criminal Franchisee Scheme

GandCrab ransomware is making life miserable for some MSPs. Bitdefender & Sophos explain the risks, and Bitdefender offers a decryptor utility tool to help partners.

Ransomware Attack: Georgia County Suffers Cyberattack, Pays $400,000

Jackson County, Georgia officials pay cybercriminals $400,000 after hackers used a ransomware attack in March to deactivate the county’s computer systems.

Termite and EarthWorm Cyberattacks: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

AT&T Cybersecurity uncovers cyberattacks on desktops, mobile devices & other platforms involving the Termite & EarthWorm network & penetration test tools.

Citrix Network Breach: Five Things to Know

Citrix Systems has suffered a network breach. Internatonal hackers allegedly accessed & downloaded Citrix business documents. The FBI is investigating.

How to Prepare for a Cyber Incident, Data Breach or Hacker Attack?

There are three phases to a cyber incident: (1) Events that led up to the incident, (2) the incident itself & (3) what happens after the incident. KuppingerCole explains best practices for each phase.

McAfee ID’s Lazarus as Operation Sharpshooter Malware Operators

It was Lazarus all along behind the critical infrastructure cyber attacks in 2018, McAfee said in a follow up to its Operation Sharpshooter research.

Marriott Starwood Hotels Data Breach: Total Cost of $28 Million So Far

Marriott International suffers $28 million in financial losses & secures $25 million in insurance proceeds related to last year’s Starwood Hotels data breach.

KnowBe4: New Funding, $800 Million Valuation

KnowBe4 funded at $800 million valuation to drive cybersecurity awareness training & simulated phishing software. KKR & Ten Eleven Ventures involved.