Gaming Industry Faces Growing Cyber Threats

The recent cyberattack on game designer CD Projekt Red has highlighted a common but largely overlooked cyber threat. We’ve seen headline after headline about malicious actors using the global COVID-19 pandemic to target overburdened healthcare providers. They’ve even tried to … Continue Reading

Cyberattack Targets Florida Water Supply

It’s the nightmare scenario for most cybersecurity analysts, and one that they’ve increasingly warned about in recent years. A hacker decides to target a critical piece of infrastructure, like a power plant or any of the 55 National Critical Functions … Continue Reading

Portrait of a LockBit Ransomware Operator

What comes to mind when you think about the perpetrators behind ransomware attacks? A well-organized underground network of arch-villains bent on chaos and wanton destruction? A loose affiliation of disaffected computer geniuses taking advantage of individuals and organizations to demonstrate … Continue Reading

Notorious Hacker Leaks MeetMindful User Data

Online dating sites have been a common target for hackers in recent years. Last week another company fell victim. A threat actor who goes by the moniker ShinyHunters leaked data from more than two million users of MeetMindful. The Denver-based … Continue Reading

Lost Passwords Can Cost You a Bitcoin Fortune

Imagine storing the password to your online-only bank account on an encrypted portable hard drive that required a password to access. Then imagine that you forgot the password to the hard drive. Okay, not a great situation to be in, … Continue Reading

CES 2021 Gadgets Target COVID-19 Challenges

CES 2021 wrapped up its virtual trade show this week. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that attendees had to settle for virtual booths, video demos, and live-streamed press conferences instead of in-person events in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the conference … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Java

Task Force Seeks Framework for Ransomware Defense

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) announced this week the creation of a Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to address what it called an “increasingly prevalent and destructive type of cybercrime.” The RTF brings together experts in industry, government, law … Continue Reading

Microsoft Uncovers ‘Adrozek’ Malware Campaign

Microsoft recently announced the results of a months-long investigation into a sophisticated malware campaign they say has been active since May. The company’s report authored by the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team said the campaign infected as many as 30,000 … Continue Reading

Global Cybercrime Losses Top $1 Trillion

Computer security software company McAfee in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new report that paints a grim picture of global cybersecurity threats. The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime surveyed 1,500 companies around the world … Continue Reading

LSU Health Reports Patient Data Breach

A wave of cyberattacks targeting healthcare facilities has added another victim to the growing list of affecting organizations. In a HIPAA Breach Notification filed last week, Louisiana State University said that sensitive data on thousands of patients in several of … Continue Reading