Norsk Hydro Hit by LockerGoga Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

Norsk Hydro, one of the largest aluminum producers in the world, has been forced to switch to partial manual operations due to a ransomware attack. The company announced Tuesday that it was the…

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Cyber Attacks Are Costing Healthcare Organizations Millions

Jordan Kadlec

Cyber attacks on hospitals and healthcare organizations are becoming a regular occurrence, prompting cybersecurity to become a top priority for the industry’s leaders. In 2018, the average cost of a…

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Data Breaches on Financial Services Firms Increase 480 Percent

Jordan Kadlec

The number of data breaches reported by UK financial services firms to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increased 480 percent in 2018. The retail banking sector saw the largest percentage…

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Business Email Compromise Attacks Increase Nearly 500 Percent in Q4 of 2018

Jordan Kadlec

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks saw a 476% increase between Q4 2017 and Q4 2018. According to Proofpoint’s Quarterly Threat Report for Q4 2018, on average, companies targeted by BEC attacks…

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Dharma Crew Distributing Phobos Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

A new strain of ransomware has been attacking businesses throughout the globe since the middle of December. The ransomware, dubbed Phobos, is possibly named after the Greek god of fear and shares…

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Anatova Ransomware: The All-In-One Malware Tool

Jordan Kadlec

A new ransomware family was discovered in a private peer-to-peer network earlier this month and has prompted researchers to issue a warning due to its modular capabilities. The ransomware, nicknamed…

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Data Breach Containing 773 Million Emails Leaked Online

Jordan Kadlec

A massive 87-gigabyte file containing 773 million unique email addresses as well as their associated cracked, or dehashed, passwords has been spotted on an online hacking forum. The file, dubbed as…

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Hackers Compromise SEC Database to Make Millions

Jordan Kadlec

On Tuesday (Jan. 15) federal prosecutors, in cooperation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), unveiled charges against hackers and their accomplices for an illegal insider trading…

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GandCrab Adds Vidar Infostealer to Ransomware Package

Jordan Kadlec

The cybercriminals behind GandCrab have added infostealer Vidar to the process for distributing the ransomware package. The addition of Vidar helps increase their profits by stealing sensitive…

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