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.

Hornetsecurity Launches Employee Training Program to Combat Phishing Attacks

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Hornet’s patented spear phishing engine simulates sophisticated attacks to help users gain knowledge about those types of infiltrations.

Microsoft Warns of Novel Ransomware Attacking Ukraine, Poland

It remains unclear if the “Prestige” attacks will be confined to Ukraine and Poland or if the hackers will advance on other countries.

New Chinese “Alchimist” Attack Framework Targets Windows, macOS, Linux Systems

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Alchimist malware is yet another indication that threat actors are rapidly adopting C2 frameworks to carry out their cyberattacks.

WIP19 Threat Group Cyberattacks Target IT Service Providers, Telcos

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WIP19 threat group launches cyberattacks against IT service providers (ITSPs) & telecom companies in the Middle East & Asia, SentinelOne reports.

Ransomware Report: Most Organizations Unprepared for an Attack, Lack Incident Playbook, Axio Research Finds

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Ransomware attacks will likely continue on an exponential trajectory, so it’s vital that companies re-assess their cybersecurity practices.

Pro-Russian Group Killnet Suspected in Airport Hacks

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Major airport websites hit by “denial of service” (DDoS) cyberattacks, but no service interruptions are reported.

Second Singtel Business Unit Discloses Cyberattack

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Cybersecurity incidents involving Singtel’s Dialog Group and Optus appear unrelated.

Bot Research Report: Kasada Reveals Skyrocketing Bot-Driven Account Fraud Costs

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Companies waste too much money, time and effort on reactive solutions to bot attacks, Kasada’s CEO asserts.

Hacker Fleeces Crypto Market Maker Wintermute in $160 Million Heist of Digital Assets

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Wintermute, which trades some $5 billion daily across multiple crypto venues, is the latest victim in a series of lifts recently.

SpyCloud Report: 90% of Companies Affected by Ransomware in 2022

Many global businesses are struggling with ransomware and lack confidence in their cybersecurity strategies, a report from SpyCloud shows.