Food Sector at Elevated Risk of Cyberattack

The nation’s food supply – already under considerable strain from logistical problems and soaring prices – now faces an increased threat from ransomware, according to a new Private Industry Notification from the FBI. The critical planting and harvesting seasons seem … Continue Reading

Red Cross Attack Leaks Half a Million Records

The International Committee of the Red Cross is dedicated to helping some of the most vulnerable communities across the world. For more than 150 years, the organization has given protection and assistance to victims of armed conflict. But earlier this … Continue Reading

Ransomware Spurs Cream Cheese Shortage

Cheese is among the world’s most popular foods. It comes in a wide array of pungencies, textures, and tastes, and from a staggering range of animals and geographical regions. Cheesemakers and consumers globally take their cheese seriously, and preferences run … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Targets HR Firm Kronos

The holiday season, dominated by and large by Christmas, is a treasured time of year for many people. It’s a time to reconnect with family and friends. It’s also a critical economic period of the year when retailers entice Christmas … 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

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

Data Breaches Hit Transportation Sector

A growing number of sectors have experienced cyberattacks in 2021. The companies and organizations that suffered them have been diverse, including recent attacks on a meat producer and an oil pipeline. What is alarming here is these represent the nation’s … Continue Reading

DC Police Data Breached by Ransomware

It is often easy to forget that Washington, DC is not merely a concentration of federal institutions, but is a city that is home to hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses. This also means the city proper has its … Continue Reading