‘Killware’ – a Frightening Cybersecurity Threat

Anyone who lived before the 1980s or 90s through today knows that computer technology has steadily pervaded our lives in many aspects. One such aspect of this proliferation that quietly and seamlessly seeped into our lives is language—whether we expanded … Continue Reading

CISA Releases New Cybersecurity Tool

All too often a devastating data breach makes the news, whether it’s from a malicious outsider, an inside job, or a case of negligence. Every time one of these events occurs, it serves as a sobering reminder that an organization … Continue Reading

Port of Houston Fends Off Cyberattack

For thousands of years, civilizations have relied on maritime transport for goods and shipping. The Mediterranean Sea has been a busy area since Antiquity, including the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, and Phoenicians. For centuries, routes in the Indian Ocean connected the … Continue Reading

Ransomware Takes Iowa Grain Co-op Offline

The ransomware gang BlackMatter launched an attack on Iowa-based agricultural services provider NEW Cooperative which forced the company to take its operations offline. News of the attack began to circulate on Twitter on September 20, as details emerged of a … Continue Reading

Ransomware Hits Arizona Healthcare Provider

The sleepy bedroom community of Queen Creek, Arizona is nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert at the extreme edges of Greater Phoenix. This quiet suburb is set up for families, and offers easy access to other parts of … Continue Reading

Student Data Breached in Dallas School District

The Dallas Independent School District announced recently that a cybersecurity incident discovered in early August led to the leak of sensitive information about former and current students, parents, school administrators, and contractors. A local news report on the school district … Continue Reading

Insider Attack Creates Chaos at Credit Union

Any casual observer of the news knows that data breaches have become more common. What typically makes the headlines involves multi-million dollar demands from ransomware, devastating cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, and the human cost when data involving innocent people is … Continue Reading

Hackers Target Third-Party Health Affiliates

Cybercrime that targets hospitals and other healthcare providers has continued to grow in frequency in 2021, but criminals have begun to shift the focus of their attacks, according to a new report on healthcare data breaches by Critical Insight. Instead … Continue Reading

U.S. Attorneys Targeted in SolarWinds Hack

The year 2020 yielded a record number of data breaches. Among the most shocking of these was the infamous SolarWinds breach. The Texas-based company provided software to help organizations manage their systems. One of their clients included the United States … Continue Reading

BazaCall Ransomware Targets Office 365 Users

Back in June, Microsoft 365 Threat Intelligence Unit announced that it had uncovered an unusual ransomware campaign. The ransomware in question, dubbed BazaCall, involved not just infected files but human operators to facilitate the deception. Microsoft users were urged to … Continue Reading