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

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

Greek Shipping Software Hit by Ransomware

Few places on Earth have such an intimate and storied relationship with the sea as Greece. The nation comprises more than 200 islands throughout the Aegean Sea, and its history and traditions date back millennia. Since ancient times the surrounding … Continue Reading

Ransomware Knocks Broadcast Stations Off Air

Cinema emerged at the end of the 19th century and rapidly advanced to become a widely popular form of entertainment. It also proved to be a lucrative business, and its perceived promise of fame, glamour, and pageantry lured entertainers and … 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

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

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

Rising USB-Borne Cyberattacks Raise Concerns

Portable USB storage drives give users a convenient way to move data between work and home, as well as among computers within an organization. This has been especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when stay-at-home protocols forced organizations to shift … Continue Reading