In an open letter, the White House this week urged corporate executives and business leaders to take the appropriate measures to protect their organizations against ransomware attacks, only days after meat-packaging giant JBS fell victim to such an attack. The memo, signed by Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, mentions ..
Two members of the notorious Carbanak cybergang were sentenced to 8 years in prison, Kazakhstani authorities announced this week. While they did not reveal the names of the sentenced individuals, the Kazakh authorities did say that they were accused of stealing roughly $4.7 million from two banks in the country between 2016 and 2017, as ..
Exabeam, a late-stage startup in the data analytics and SIEM space, has landed a new $200 million funding round that values the company at $2.4 billion. The announcement of Exabeam’s latest Series F funding, described as a “growth round,” coincides with news that co-founder and CEO Nir Polak will be replaced by former ForeScout chief ..
Looking to build stronger responses against cyberattacks in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Microsoft on Monday announced the creation of a cybersecurity council for the public sector in the region. The Asia Pacific Public Sector Cybersecurity Executive Council consists of policy makers and influencers from Brunei, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. It seeks seeks to ..
Canada Post, the primary postal operator in Canada, has informed 44 of its large business customers that some information was compromised as a result of a malware attack at a supplier. The impacted supplier is Commport Communications, an electronic data interchange (EDI) provider that Canada Post uses to manage shipping manifest data for large parcel ..
The U.S. Justice Department this week announced indictments against 22 individuals who allegedly purchased and used payment cards stolen from a national retail chain. Using point-of-sale malware installed at multiple retail locations of the target company, threat actors stole information of over three million payment cards, including credit, debit, and gift cards used at over ..
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism this week confirmed impact from a data breach at service provider Fujitsu Limited. Earlier this week, the Japanese multinational provider of IT services and products confirmed it suffered a cyberattack resulting in unauthorized access to ProjectWEB, a tool that allows organizations to ..
Facebook said Wednesday that it has disrupted more than 150 deceptive influence schemes since 2017, with Russia the biggest single source, as culprits strive to stay “under the radar.” The number of coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB) campaigns derailed at the leading social network ramped up each year since a Russia-linked operation to sway the outcome ..
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) identified more than 6,000 cyber-related incidents in the last four years, according to a report published this month by NASA’s Office of Inspector General. NASA has institutional systems, which are used for the day-to-day work of employees — these include data centers, web services, computers and networks. ..
In a joint document published this week, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide information on software supply chain attacks, the associated risks, and how organizations can mitigate them. The software supply chain is part of the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain ..