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

When Data Breaches Turn Deadly

Unfortunately, in today’s digital world data breaches, ransomware attacks, cyberattacks, hacks, and insider threats among other technological perils are a fact of life. It is common knowledge that these breaches can be extraordinarily damaging with effects on the organization or … Continue Reading

Hackers Prey on the Dead in ‘Ghosting’ Attacks

From time to time, many of us have likely had an uncanny feeling that a ghost might be lurking nearby. It might be a chill up the spine, or an unusual noise in an otherwise empty house, or movement seen … Continue Reading

Gamers: A New Target for Cybercriminals

In the 1970s, a novelty appeared that would evolve into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment: video games. There were coin-operated arcade machines and limited consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey and Atari. Yet in this decade … Continue Reading

Secure Your Backups If You Use Microsoft Exchange

News related to the recent hack of Microsoft Exchange Server users is developing fast. In a recent blog post, Krebs on Security called the hack a ticking time bomb. In addition to the tens of thousands of users in the … Continue Reading