Colonial Pipeline attack spurs new rules for critical infrastructure

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 20:07:46 +0000

The Colonial Pipeline attack has spurred the TSA to issue new cybersecurity rules for pipeline companies in the US, expected this week.

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Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:26:09 +0000

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.

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U.S. Indicts North Korean Hackers in Theft of $200 Million

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:12:56 +0000

The U.S. Justice Department today unsealed indictments against three men accused of working with the North Korean regime to carry out some of the most damaging cybercrime attacks over the past decade, including the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, the global WannaCry ransomware contagion of 2017, and the theft of roughly $200 million and attempted theft of more than $1.2 billion from banks and other victims worldwide.

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Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:16:33 +0000

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:43:30 +0000

On Monday, Oct. 27, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware was preparing to disrupt information technology systems at hundreds of hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities across the United States. Today, officials from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hastily assembled a conference call with healthcare industry executives warning about an “imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.”

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Report: Organizations remain vulnerable to increasing insider threats

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000

The risk and challenges insider threats pose to organizations are ever present, even before tech as we know it existed. The age of digitization only made it higher and far-reaching. How has insider threats evolved over time? Where are we now in terms of mitigating insider threat risk? Are businesses really doing something about it? We answer such questions—and more—in this post.

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FEC: Campaigns Can Use Discounted Cybersecurity Services

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:41:21 +0000

The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) said today companies can offer discounted cybersecurity services to political campaigns without running afoul of existing campaign finance laws, provided they already do the same for other non-political entities. The decision comes amid much jostling on Capitol Hill over election security at the state level, and fresh warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies about impending cyber attacks targeting candidates in the lead up to the 2020 election.

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