In the past year alone, investigators have received a staggering 30 million reports of online child sexual exploitation globally. It's time to harness emerging technologies such as AI and create new legal frameworks to fight against these criminal acts, said Guillermo Galarza of the ICMEC.
Large enterprises, including government and educational organizations, are being warned to immediately update their WS_FTP Server, built by Progress Software, to fix serious flaws being actively exploited by attackers. Secure file transfer software remains a top target, especially for extortionists.
Researchers discovered an undocumented backdoor being used by the North Korean Lazarus Group to target a Spanish aerospace company. The attacker masqueraded as a Meta recruiter and tricked the victim into downloading and executing malicious files on a company device.
Specialty infusion company Amerita is facing a proposed federal class action lawsuit in the wake of a March cyberattack on its parent company, PharMerica, which reported a breach affecting nearly 6 million individuals. Amerita recently reported its own breach that affected about 220,000 people.
This week: Johnson Controls suffers a ransomware attack, the Philippine state health insurance program struggles to recover from a ransomware and Air Canada reports a cyberattack. Also: an APT group uses the American Red Cross as bait and new malware targets would-be users of Bitwarden.
The FDA has issued final guidance on how medical device makers should approach cybersecurity in their products to meet new requirements for including cyber details in their premarket product submissions. Starting Oct. 1, the FDA will "refuse to accept" submissions lacking those details.
It's not just medical device cybersecurity that's keeping some healthcare security leaders up at night - it's also the risks posed by other critical connected gear that patients and clinicians depend upon, said Ali Youssef, director of medical device and emerging tech security at Henry Ford Health System.
Sony is investigating an apparent leak of internal data posted onto the dark web and a criminal hacking board by separate criminal actors. Sony is saying little other than, "We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time."
Android banking Trojan Xenomorph has resurfaced in a new campaign targeting cryptocurrency wallets and various financial institutions. The malware has been actively targeting users in Europe and is now focused on institutions in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.
The British government's first-ever global summit on artificial intelligence will focus on mitigating cybersecurity and safety risks tied to the emerging technology. The AI Safety Summit planned for Nov. 1-2 will focus on mitigating risks tied to frontier AI.
Chicago-based CommonSpirit is still waiting to hear back on its insurance claim for an October 2022 ransomware attack, but the hospital chain said disruption of some facilities and "significantly" hampered billing and collection activities contributed to a $1.4 billion operating loss for the year.
Bermuda government workers Monday remained cut off from email and normal telephone systems following a hacking incident disclosed late last week. Bermuda Premier David Burt on Thursday attributed the hack to "Russia-based actors," without elaborating.
The count of organizations affected by the Clop ransomware group's most recent mass targeting of Progress Software's secure file transfer software doubled last week. National Student Clearinghouse warned that data tied to nearly 900 colleges and universities had been stolen from its MOVEit server.
Chinese and North Korean nation-state groups continue to pose significant "unique threats" to the U.S. healthcare and public health sector, including data exfiltration attacks involving espionage and intellectual property theft, federal authorities warned Thursday in a brief naming the top groups.
SentinelOne observed suspected cyberespionage actors of unknown origin using modular backdoors and highly stealthy tactics in August to target telecommunication companies in the Middle East, Western Europe and South Asia. The group, tracked as Sandman, is using the novel backdoor LuaJIT.