Hackers are on a tear to exploit unpatched ConnectWise ScreenConnect remote connection software to infect systems with ransomware, info stealers and persistent backdoors. The attacks observed by researchers include ransomware deployments tied to the now-defunct LockBit ransomware operation.
"Who is LockBitSupp?" Police teased they would reveal the answer to that question Friday, but when the big reveal came, they disclosed very little, except to cryptically say the apparent member of the LockBit ransomware group's leadership team "has engaged with law enforcement."
Once the dust settles on the LockBit disruption, what will be the state of ransomware? Expect attackers to continue refining their tactics for maximizing profits via a grab bag of complementary strategies, including crypto-locking shakedowns and data-theft extortion.
The U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom faces "significant challenges" in implementing the newly passed Online Safety Act, which is intended to protect children from online harm, says analysis by the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts.
Change Healthcare - a unit of Optum that provides IT services and applications to hundreds of U.S. pharmacies, payers and healthcare providers - is dealing with a cyber incident that has forced the company to take its applications offline enterprisewide. The company said is triaging the situation.
This week, FixedFloat lost $26 million in a hack, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority found illegal promotions of cryptocurrency, GoFundMe shuttered a Tornado Cash fundraiser, and an Australian cop allegedly stole $4 million worth of bitcoins.
This week: more fallout from LockBit, Avast to pay $16.5M, Russia-linked group targeted mail servers, no indication that AT&T was hacked, analysis of a patched Apple flaw, Microsoft enhanced logging, an Android banking Trojan, North Korean hackers and a baking giant fell to ransomware.
In most organizations, the privacy team plays an important role in artificial intelligence implementation and governance. Tarun Samtani, DPO and privacy program director at International SOS, said privacy principles inherently align with the demand for responsible data use of AI technology.
The notorious ransomware-as-a-service group LockBit, disrupted by law enforcement this week, was developing a new version of its crypto-locking malware prior to being shut down, security researchers reported. Even so, experts say it's unlikely the group would be able to successfully reboot.
Software giant ConnectWise urged customers to promptly update critical vulnerabilities that could allow the execution of remote code or directly affect confidential data or critical systems. The two vulnerabilities stem from an authentication bypass weakness and path traversal flaw.
A glitch in Wyze home security cameras permitted thousands of users to catch glimpses inside strangers' homes as its cloud system came back online after an hourslong outage. Around 13,000 Wyze users received thumbnails from cameras that were not their own, and around 1,504 users tapped on them.
The Biden administration's focus on addressing long-standing vulnerabilities in IT and OT at U.S. ports is a step in the right direction, and new incident reporting mandates could significantly benefit smaller, resource-strapped ports, experts told ISMG.
An Arizona firm that provides administrative services to a dozen ophthalmology practices in several states is notifying nearly 2.4 million patients of a data theft incident. The hack is among the latest recent major data breaches involving vendors of critical services to healthcare firms.
California privileged access management vendor Delinea announced it will acquire identity governance and administration vendor Fastpath. "We believe privilege, not just identity, is the true security perimeter," said Delinea Chief Product Officer Phil Calvin.
Australian telecom company Tangerine is blaming the compromise of a third-party contractor's credentials for exposing personal information of 232,000 customers, which had been stored in a legacy database. The breach exposed customers' names, birthdates, mobile numbers, addresses and account numbers.