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  1. Belgium Hit by Massive Cyberattack Belgium's Parliament, Government, Colleges and many websites suffered a strong DDoS cyberattack on Tuesday Belgium was hit by a major cyberattack on Tuesday, according to Belgian media, affecting many of the country's most important institutions. Its source is still unknown. The attack was a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down both internal and public-facing networks. Hackers targeted Belnet, Belgium's government-founded Internet Service Provider that connect
  2. The Resident Evil developer first spotted signs of the intrusion on Monday and took swift action to prevent the attack from spreading across its systems Japanese video game developer Capcom has disclosed that it was the victim of a cyberattack that affected some of its systems. The publisher of a long list of popular franchises, including Street Fighter and Resident Evil, first noticed signs of the intrusion on Monday before apparently taking swift action to prevent the attack from spreading across its systems. “Beginning in the early morning
  3. Major DC insurance provider hacked by 'foreign cybercriminals' © istock CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CHPDC) suffered a data breach carried out by what it described as a “foreign cybercriminal” group in January that potentially impacted sensitive data, the company told customers this week. The insurance provider notified customers in writing through a letter obtained by The Hill and through an online announcement on Mo
  4. A Cyberattack Allegedly Knocked Insurance Giant CNA Offline Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (Getty Images) CNA Financial, one of the largest insurance providers in the U.S., is currently experiencing widespread network disruptions. The company’s website isn’t working, nor can its phone lines be reached. Employee services have been down for at least 48 hours, said a source close to the company. Sources suggest that the firm has been hit with a cyberattack, potentially a ransomware situation. On the company’s website, a banner simply reads: “CN
  5. Nottinghamshire schools suspend online learning following cyber attack Cyber attack on central trust that manages secondary schools in Nottinghamshire leaves them unable to access IT systems and deliver remote lessons Fifteen secondary schools across Nottinghamshire have been forced to shut down their IT networks after the central trust that manages them was hit by a “sophisticated” cyber attack. All of the schools that are part of the Nova Education Trust have had no access to their “usual modes of communication” since 3 March, including email, phones and th
  6. World's leading dairy group Lactalis hit by cyberattack Lactalis, the world's leading dairy group, has disclosed a cyberattack after unknown threat actors have breached some of the company's systems. Lactalis (short for Lactalis Group) has 85,000 employees in 51 countries, and it exports dairy products to over 100 countries around the world. The dairy group controls multiple leading international brands, including Président, Galbani, Lactel, Santal, and Parmalat. In a press release published on Friday, Lactalis says that only a limit
  7. Boat Building Giant Beneteau Says Cyberattack Disrupted Production French boat maker Groupe Beneteau is working on restoring operations after falling victim to a cyber-attack roughly ten days ago. Founded in 1884, the Vendée, France-based company employs more than 8,000 people in France, the United States, Poland, Italy and China, and focuses on two business lines: boats and leisure homes. Last week, Beneteau announced that it suffered a malware intrusion on some of its servers, and that it decided to disconnect all “information systems,” to prevent the malw
  8. RMIT attack underlines need to train all uni staff in cyber safety Rawpixel.com/Shutterstoc Cyber criminals are very persistent and the daily numbers of cyber attacks show no sign of decreasing. The latest reported attack on an Australian university has disrupted the start of the semester at RMIT. The suspected phishing attack – luring the recipient of an email or other communication into inadvertently giving the attacker access to the IT system – highlights the need for cyber hygiene training for all staff. The flexible working practices and roll-out
  9. Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc. is the latest victim of a cyberattack with stolen data published on the dark web. Bombardier Tuesday described the attack as a “limited cybersecurity breach” that involved an “unauthorized party accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application.” The dark web is a shady corner of the internet where illicit goods and services, including data troves, are bought and sold. According to the company, the data stolen included personal and other confidential information rela
  10. Cyberattack on Dutch Research Council (NWO) suspends research grants Servers belonging to the Dutch Research Council (NWO) have been compromised, forcing the organization to make its network unavailable and suspend subsidy allocation for the foreseeable future. The NWO is tasked with investing in research and research infrastructure to increase quality and innovation in science. For this purpose, it is a significant entity in the Netherlands that makes annual investments of close to one billion euros. It funds thousands of researchers at universities and in
  11. Lakehead University Shuts Down Campuses and Computers After Cyberattack Computer systems at Lakehead University (LU) in Ontario, Canada, remain offline after a cyberattack hit the public research institution on Tuesday. In response to the attack, officials shut down all computer systems at the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. The message sent to faculty members and students doesn’t say how the threat actors managed to infiltrate the information systems of the university: “Lakehead University’s Technology Services Centre (TSC) team is currently managin
  12. CD Projekt suffers a cyberattack compromising internal systems CD Projekt, the Polish video game company behind The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077 and digital distribution service GOG, today revealed that it had been the target of a cyberattack. An unauthorized third party had gained access to the company's internal network, encrypted its servers, "collected certain data belonging to CD PROJEKT capital group", and left a ransom note. CD Projekt also shared the ransom note left by the attackers, which threatens to leak or sell the source code from the compan
  13. Emsisoft Fell Victim for a Data-Stealing Cyberattack Emsisoft has had a minor yet important security incident involving data access and exfiltration. The company has left a misconfigured database accessible by anyone online, containing info on how to break in. The actors were detected and thwarted quickly, and the number of compromised clients is very small. It looks like the work of security firm Emsisoft has annoyed hackers enough to launch an attack against the company. Unfortunately, the attack was successful and resulted in sensitive da
  14. Leading crane maker Palfinger hit in global cyberattack Leading crane and lifting manufacturer Palfinger is targeted in an ongoing cyberattack that has disrupted IT systems and business operations. Palfinger is a leading maker of crane and lifting solutions commonly used for construction, and land and sea lifting, loading, and handling solutions. Palfinger is an Austrian company with over 11,000 employees over 35 locations and generated €1.75 billion in revenue for 2019. If you have first-hand information about this or other unreport
  15. Atlanta Synagogue Reports Cyber-Attack An annual religious service held in Atlanta in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was disrupted by a cyber-attack. Threat actors reportedly targeted a Shabbat service that was being broadcast live over the internet from Atlanta synagogue The Temple on January 15. The attack occurred as US Senator-elect Raphael Warnock, the pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, was delivering a sermon. People attempting to watch the service live via the Temple's website were unable
  16. Aurora Cannabis hit by ‘cybersecurity incident’ on Christmas, doesn’t say what data affected The Aurora Sky facility is shown in Edmonton in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Aurora Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it experienced a “cybersecurity incident” over the holidays. The Edmonton-based cannabis producer says the incident took place on Dec. 25, but did not share what data was involved or how it was accessed. Spokeswoman Michelle Lefler says in an email to The Canadian Press that as soon as Aurora learned of the incident, i
  17. By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day The research highlights the potential dangers of new 'biohacking' techniques. A new form of cyberattack has been developed which highlights the potential future ramifications of digital assaults against the biological research sector. On Monday, academics from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev described how "unwitting" biologists and scientists could become victims of cyberattacks designed to take biological warfare to another level. At a time where scientists worldwide are pushing ahead w
  18. The organization is working to recover its systems environment; president Jair Bolsonaro said the authors have been identified. The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ, in the Portuguese acronym) has been hit by a major cyberattack that will bring its operations to a standstill for an entire week. The incident was detected on Tuesday (3) while several trial sessions were taking place. According to the STJ, a virus was found in the Court's network and, as a precautionary measure, the links to the Internet were disconnected, prompting the cancellation of
  19. (UPI) -- Investigators can't say for sure yet what caused a power blackout for tens of millions of people in South America over the weekend, but they know it didn't come from a cyberattack. In the dark, people vote in gubernatorial elections in Rosario, Argentina, on Sunday after a national power outage. The blackout cut electricity to more than 40 million people in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay on Sunday. Officials called the power failure "unprecedented." Half of Argentina's power had been restored by late Sunday, including Buenos Aires. Lig
  20. Most routers used at home have a 'guest network' feature nowadays, providing friends, visitors and contractors the option to get online without (seemingly) giving them access to a core home network. Unfortunately, a new report from researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has now suggested that enabling such guest networks introduces a critical security vulnerability. The implication isn't that your plumber or telephone engineer might be in the employ of Iranian hackers, so don't let them online—it is that the architecture of the router has a core vuln
  21. Senate investigation finds multiple federal agencies left sensitive data vulnerable to cyberattacks for past decade Getty Images Several federal agencies failed to update system vulnerabilities over the course of the last two administrations and left Americans' personal information open and vulnerable to theft, a report released Tuesday by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found. The report, spearheaded by subcommittee Chairman Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) and put together after a 10-month investigation, reviewe
  22. First-of-its kind attack to hit a renewable energy provider. Also first cyber-attack to disconnect a US power grid operator from its power generation station. sPower, a Utah-based renewable energy provider, is in the unenvied posture of holding two unwanted titles. First, the company is the first-ever US provider of solar and wind renewable energy to have been the victim of a cyber-attack. Second, the company is the first US power grid operator that is known to have lost connection with its power generation installations as a result of a cyberat
  23. People across the world are expecting major cyber-attacks against their own country. A Pew Research survey of more than 27,000 respondents across 26 countries shows that the majority of people expect that sensitive national security information will be accessed (74%), the public infrastructure will be damaged (69%), and elections will be targeted (61%). In all these areas, American concerns are higher than average. Eighty-three percent are worried about attacks on the infrastructure, 82% fear that national security information will be accessed, and 78% expect election t
  24. Customers’ lists of book purchases along with email addresses and more could have been exposed during a (ransomware?) attack — and that’s a problem. Barnes & Noble is warning that it has been hacked, potentially exposing personal data for shoppers – and offering phishers an early holiday gift. The book purveyor sent out emailed notices to customers very late Wednesday night and in the wee hours of Thursday morning, warning that a cyberattack happened on October 10, “which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to certain Barnes & No
  25. The director of the FBI said last week that the agency plans to introduce a malware-analysis system later this year that will let businesses and the public, report newly identified malware attacks, upload malware samples and receive reports on them. Speaking at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director James Comey didn’t spend much time discussing this newly proposed interactive malware-analysis system, but he did say it would be derived from something the FBI already uses called “Binary Analysis Characterization and Storage System.” This is an internal malware-analysis too
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