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Hacker attempts to poison Florida city’s water supply

While the incursion was thwarted in time, cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure are a major cause for concern

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09 February 2021

Web hosting provider shuts down after cyberattack

Two other UK web hosting providers also suffered similar hacks over the weekend, although it's unconfirmed if the attacks are related.
09 February 2021

Android Devices Hunted by LodaRAT Windows Malware

Android Devices Hunted by LodaRAT Windows Malware The LodaRAT - known for targeting Windows devices - has been discovered also targeting Android devices in a new espionage campaign.
09 February 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Hit with Hack, Threats and Ransomware

Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Hit with Hack, Threats and Ransomware CD Projekt Red was hit with a cyberattack, and the attackers are threatening to release source code for Witcher 3, corporate documents and more.
09 February 2021

SolarWinds Attack Reinforces Importance of Principle of Least Privilege

Taking stock of least-privilege policies will go a long way toward hardening an organization's overall security posture.
09 February 2021

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 2: Countermeasures

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 2: Countermeasures Why do fileless attacks persist? Let's break down the strengths and weaknesses of the existing mitigations.
09 February 2021

Iranian Cyber Groups Spying on Dissidents & Others of Interest to Government

A new investigation of two known threat groups show cyber actors are spying on mobile devices and PCs belonging to targeted users around the world.
09 February 2021

Appgate to go public through Newtown Lane merger

The cybersecurity firm intends to join the Nasdaq or NYSE through the agreement.
09 February 2021

Hacker Tries to Poison Water Supply of Florida Town

Hacker Tries to Poison Water Supply of Florida Town A threat actor remotely accessed the IT system of the water treatment facility of Oldsmar and raised the levels of sodium hydroxide in the water, an action that was quickly noticed and remediated.
09 February 2021

CD Projekt Red game studio discloses ransomware attack, extortion attempt

The company behind games like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher becomes the latest gaming studio to fall victim to a ransomware attack.
09 February 2021

Author of uPanel phishing kit arrested in Ukraine

More than 50% of all phishing attacks that targeted Australia in 2019 were carried out using uPanel, officials said.
09 February 2021

PyPI, GitLab dealing with spam attacks

Both sites have been flooded over the weekend with garbage content.
09 February 2021

Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

Cyber cops in Ukraine carried out an arrest and several raids last week in connection with the author of a U-Admin, a software package used to administer what’s being called “one of the world’s largest phishing services.” The operation was carried out in coordination with the FBI and authorities in Australia, which was particularly hard hit by phishing scams perpetrated by U-Admin customers.
08 February 2021

Emotet Takedown: Short-Term Celebration, Long-Term Concerns

Security researchers examine how and when Emotet's operators may resurface, and the threats that could evolve in the meantime.
08 February 2021

Malicious Code Injected via Google Chrome Extension Highlights App Risks

An open source plug-in purportedly introduced tracking and malicious download code to infect nearly 2 million users, reports say.
08 February 2021

Hacker modified drinking water chemical levels in a US city

The intrusion was detected right away and the hacker's modifications have been reversed right away.
08 February 2021

Hacker Raised Chemical Settings at Water Treatment Plant to Dangerous Levels

Remote access interface breached at Florida utility; attacker detected raising level of sodium hydroxide in water.
08 February 2021

Billions of Passwords Offered for $2 in Cyber-Underground

Billions of Passwords Offered for $2 in Cyber-Underground About 3.27 billion stolen account logins have been posted to the RaidForums English-language cybercrime community in a 'COMB' collection.
08 February 2021

Critical WordPress Plugin Flaw Allows Site Takeover

Critical WordPress Plugin Flaw Allows Site Takeover A patch in the NextGen Gallery WordPress plugin fixes critical and high-severity cross-site request forgery flaws.
08 February 2021

Ransomware Demands Spike 320%, Payments Rise

Ransomware Demands Spike 320%, Payments Rise Remote work continues to fueling a spike in phishing and cyberattacks, particularly in the U.S.
08 February 2021