Fears of Online Activity Tracking as Hidden Russian Software Found in Thousands of Apps From US Government Agencies and Major Companies
A Russian software company that appears to have gone out of its way to hide its origins has raised alarms of online activity tracking in the US Army and several other government agencies, as its code is present in thousands of apps.
Over $100 Million in Ransom Payments Recorded by Hive Ransomware, FBI and CISA Urge Organizations To Take Protective Measures
Hive ransomware has racked up over $100 million in ransom payments and over 1,300 organizations have been impacted as the group becomes one of the biggest criminal service providers of the moment. The group likes to prey on poorly secured VPNs and unpatched Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities.
80% Of Companies Have Filed at Least One Cyber Insurance Claim; Need for Security Controls Expands as Market Tightens
Report shows a full four out of five companies have filed at least one cyber insurance claim; half have filed more than one. Insurers’ next move appears to be more stringent and thorough security controls as a standard term of obtaining a policy.
While the vulnerability scanning program appears to primarily be a public service, the UK government is looking to fortify national security and improve its own cyber readiness using data that it gathers from regularly scanning internet devices.
Years-Long Spear Phishing Campaign Plagues Smaller Countries as French-Speaking APT Group Pilfers $11 Million
APT group “OPERA1ER” is active in Africa, Asia and Latin America and conducted sophisticated spear phishing since 2018 and usually notches anywhere from either a few to a dozen successful attacks each year.