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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.

Canada Signals Overhaul of Data Privacy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signals his intent to overhaul data privacy within Canada. Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.

U.S. Braces for Potential Iran-Launched Cyberattacks

Iran may launch cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns. Here’s how MSPs & MSSPs can prepare for potential attacks.

Armor Research: At Least 269 Ransomware Attacks in US in 2019

At least 72 U.S. school districts have suffered ransomware attacks in 2019, according to research from cloud security & compliance solutions company Armor.

Right to Be Forgotten: European GDPR Draft Guidelines

A European board offers draft guidelines for the right to be forgotten in search engine cases under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

ISP Infrastructure Vulnerabilities: New Disclosure Law?

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would be compelled to inform critical infrastructure owners and operators of vulnerabilities detected on their systems under a proposed bipartisan bill.

LookBack Malware Attacked Energy Utilities Across 18 States

How LookBack malware attacked United States utilities and critical infrastructure across 18 states.

Ransomware Research Reveals 2019 Trends, Potential 2020 Action Items

The State of Ransomware in the US: Report and Statistics for 2019 and potential malware trends for 2020. Perspectives from Emsisoft.

Municipality Ransomware Attacks Up 60% in 2019, Kaspersky Research Finds

At least 174 municipal institutions suffered ransomware attacks in 2019, a 60% year-over-year increase, antivirus software provider Kaspersky says.

Big MSP Suffers Ransomware Attack: Report

A California MSP (managed IT services provider) suffers Sodinokibi ransomware attack. Remote access software extends attack to customers, report says.

Patients Sue Alabama Healthcare System After Ryuk Ransomware Attack

Four patients have filed lawsuits against Alabama’s DCH Health System. The lawsuits involve alleged HIPAA privacy violnations amid ransomware attacks.