Lock and Code S1Ep18: Finding consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Jamie Court

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, about the consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted by KrebsOnSecurity

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:05:20 +0000

In late May, KrebsOnSecurity alerted numerous officials in Florence, Ala. that their information technology systems had been infiltrated by hackers who specialize in deploying ransomware. Nevertheless, on Friday, June 5, the intruders sprang their attack, deploying ransomware and demanding nearly $300,000 worth of bitcoin. City officials now say they plan to pay the ransom demand, in hopes of keeping the personal data of their citizens off of the Internet.

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Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:11:10 +0000

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity.

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iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:18:55 +0000

A ransomware outbreak that hit QuickBooks cloud hosting firm iNSYNQ in mid-July appears to have started with an email phishing attack that snared an employee working in sales for the company, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. It also looks like the intruders spent roughly ten days rooting around iNSYNQ’s internal network to properly stage things before unleashing the ransomware. iNSYNQ ultimately declined to pay the ransom demand, and it is still working to completely restore customer access to files.

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A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:51:01 +0000

The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge volumes of email passwords and other sensitive data from multiple governments and private companies. But to date, the specifics of exactly how that attack went down and who was hit have remained shrouded in secrecy. This post seeks to document the extent of those attacks, and traces the origins of this overwhelmingly successful cyber espionage campaign back to a cascading series of breaches at key Internet infrastructure providers.

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Blowing the Whistle on Bad Attribution

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:29:51 +0000

The New York Times this week published a fascinating story about a young programmer in Ukraine who’d turned himself in to the local police. The Times says the man did so after one of his software tools was identified by the U.S. government as part of the arsenal used by Russian hackers suspected of hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last year. It’s a good read, as long as you can ignore that the premise of the piece is completely wrong.

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DNI: Putin Led Cyber, Propaganda Effort to Elect Trump, Denigrate Clinton


Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a massive propaganda and cyber attack operation aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton and getting Donald Trump elected, the top U.S. intelligence agencies said in a remarkable yet unshocking report released on Friday.

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