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Acer targeted with $50 million ransomware demand Special

News has broken that Acer has been hit with a $50 million ransomware attack. This follows reports of the continued increase in ransomware attacks over the twelve months.

Google TAG flags North Korean hackers targeting cyber-researchers Special

Further information has been released about a North Korean hacking group’s efforts to target and infiltrate the security researcher community. The aims are a mixture of information theft and an aim to disrupt business and U.S. government operations.

CompuCom hit with $20 million in losses after ransomware attack Special

U.S. based managed service provider CompuCom is expecting losses of over $20 million following this month's DarkSide ransomware attack that took down most of its systems. The implications of this are revealed.

Sierra Wireless suffers massive cyberattack Special

Sierra Wireless has halted production at its manufacturing sites across the world after a ransomware attack crippled its IT systems. This represents the latest in a creeping rise in this form of cyberattack, as well as higher sums being demanded.

FBI warns of ransomware attacks on educational organizations

A series of cyberattacks are occurring with education institutions as the targets. The attacks extend to twelve U.S. states so far, plus some schools within the U.K. Ransoms are being demanded.

Lessons to be learned from cyberattacks hitting UK schools Special

During the pandemic many schools have just remote learning to a high level. While this partly addresses teaching time it has also left some schools open to cyberattack, as a new incident reveals.

Measures for healthcare to take to resist ransomware Special

Under the time of the pandemic many businesses and systems are vulnerable. As an example, ransomware attacks targeting healthcare organizations are a growing threat to hospitals and patients

Microsoft flaws exploited by suspected Chinese hackers Special

In the U.S., federal civilian agencies have been instructed to address flaws in a popular Microsoft email software program. This flaw is connected to a suspected Chinese spying campaign.

Massive increase in cyberattacks on higher education Special

The past twelve months have seen a growing number of ransomware attacks aimed at the education and healthcare sectors. With education, the university sector has seen the greatest number of targeted attacks.

Cyberattacks on critical national infrastructure are growing Special

Operational technology and industrial control systems of critical national infrastructure have been subject to the highest levels of cyberattack over the past 12 months, according to new analysis. How can systems be defended?

How effective will AI be for cybersecurity? Special

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool for cybersecurity, but it is definitely not the full solution. Companies will find that it takes dramatically more time to use than they realized, according to a leading executive.

Personal data relating to Singapore Airlines exposed in breach Special

News has come in about the Singapore Airlines breach. This is the second airline breach this week related to the attack on comms IT vendor SITA, which is a multinational information technology company providing IT services to the air transport industry.

Managed services help businesses meet new cyber challenges

There is a trend among small to medium sized businesses to turn towards managed service providers help to transition to the return to office and to combat the growing menace of cyberattacks.

Hackers have California's driver agency user data Special

Driver's beware. California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been hit by data breach, exposing millions of drivers' personal information to hackers. The agency has launched an investigation.

Older software is at risk from Russian Sandworm hackers Special

It has been reported that Russian Sandworm hackers have begun targeting organizations with outdated Centreon software. This shows how older technology is especially vulnerable to a cyberattack.

Was a rogue state behind the Ukrainian government cyberattack? Special

It has been announced that recently a cyberattack has taken place at the state level, targeting Ukrainian government agencies. This incident has demonstrated that every organization -- regardless of its size and popularity -- are prone to cyberattacks.

Florida based child welfare organization suffers data breach Special

It has been revealed that the organization The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC), a U.S. provider of children’s health insurance, suffered from a data breach which exposed the addresses of several thousands of people.

Legal and health sector caught out in data breach Special

Pennsylvania law firm Charles J. Hilton & Associates P.C. potentially exposed the personal health information of more than 36,000 patients of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). An expert looks at how this happened.

Worried about cybersecurity? Here's a six-step approach Special

As data breaches continue to wreak havoc on our lives, cybersecurity has become a primary concern for companies looking to protect their data from hackers. We present a six-step approach to address cybersecurity concerns.

Could Zero Trust security have saved Pelosi’s lost laptop? Special

With remote working seeing a rise in cyberattacks, due to weaknesses in business security protocols, this provides the ideal time to reconsider the Zero Trust approach to IT systems.

Ransomware: The ROI of being prepared Special

Ransomware cases continue to increase and the impact hits businesses hard. What can businesses do protect their systems and assets? Sally Eaves and Mat Newfield have some answers.

How will cybersecurity evolve during the course of 2021? Special

How sophisticated will cyberattacks become and what can companies do to minimize the growing number of attacks and the developing sophistication of the attacks.

Ransomware forces provider Netgain to take down data centers Special

While not reported at the time, it has been revealed that cloud hosting and IT services provider Netgain was forced to take some of their data centers offline after suffering a ransomware attack in late November 2020.

Lessons are still to be learned from recent cybersecurity cases Special

Cyberattacks were a common, almost daily reported feature during 2020, along with other data breaches and system compromises. Digital Journal takes a look at some of the more significant incidents and impacted sectors.

Cyberattacks strike at COVID-19 vaccine cold chains Special

Adding to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, news has surfaced that bad actors have implemented an email phishing scheme aimed at global coronavirus vaccine supply chains.

Q&A: CISO 2020 lessons learned and 2021 predictions Special

Chief information security officers (CISO) are responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In 2020, this has proved challenging. Will 2021 be different?

Biden says huge cyberattack cannot go unanswered

Wilmington - President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the perpetrators of a massive cyberattack on the US government, unofficially blamed on Russia, must face consequences, and assailed President Donald Trump over his response to the threat.

Main cybersecurity challenges for 2021 identified Special

As New Year approaches there is far more uncertainty compared with years past, both in terms of health and the economy. But will 2021 be the end to such woes, pandemic and otherwise? Looking at security issues for 2021 is Kowsik Guruswamy.

The importance of passwords for maintaining cybersecurity Special

Password management remains essential for cybersecurity controls. As well as the importance of password management, there are risks around the use of passwords in public spaces. Some experts provide advice.

Millions of medical images are exposed online Special

More than 45 million medical images – including X-rays, MRI and CT scans, as well as accompanying data that could identify the people in those images - are exposed on open servers, according to new research.
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