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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.

Pitney Bowes Ransomware Attack: Some Systems Restored

Pitney Bowes suffers ransomware attack. Some customer-facing applications encrypted. Security consultants assist recovery effort at e-commerce, shipping & mailing company.

Baltimore Ransomware Attack Update: City CIO Exits

Baltimore CIO Frank Johnson and the city part ways. Baltimore ransomware attack earlier this year damaged city’s technology infrastructure.

Ransomware Attack Count Total for 2019 (So Far)

Cybercriminals have launched ransomware attacks against at least 621 government agencies, healthcare providers & schools in 2019, according to Emsisoft.

Ryuk Ransomware Attacks 3 Alabama Hospitals

Ryuk ransomware attacks three Alabama hospitals & forces them to turn away “all but the most-critical new patients.”

Futures Brokerage: $1.5 Million Fine for Weak Cybersecurity

A Chicago-based futures brokerage has been fined $1.5 million for failing to safeguard its email systems from attacks by cyber criminals.

Canada Issues TFlower Malware, Ransomware Advisory

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security issues an advisory about TFlower, a ransomware variant that may infect users via Remote Desktop Protocol services.

Trustwave Identifies ‘Chameleon’ Spam Campaign, Botnet

Managed security services provider (MSSP) Trustwave discovers the “Chameleon” phishing campaign, which involves the use of spam messages from across the globe.

Are the REvil, GandCrab Ransomware Families Related?

The REvil and GandCrab ransomware families have technical links, according to Counter Threat Unit (CTU) researchers at Secureworks, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019.

Biometric Data Breach Worries Senate Intelligence Committee

A biometrics security breach involving Suprema’s BioStar 2 triggers next-generation cybersecurity, privacy and compliance concerns worldwide.

The Human Firewall Is a Lie

Lately, I hear a lot of cybersecurity people talk about the need to strengthen the “human firewall.” My take: Security needs to start doing its job and stop blaming users.