In this week's data breach spotlight: Telecom giant Lumen reports incidents, Taiwanese hardware vendor QNAP discloses vulnerabilities, debt collector NCB suffers a data breach and more data breaches occur in Australia. Also, there's a new Mac info stealer, and Toyota Italy exposed customer data.
Security experts are urging users of IBM's Aspera Faspex file-exchange application to take it offline immediately unless they've patched a flaw being actively exploited by ransomware groups, including Buhti and IceFire. Separately, QNAP is warning customers to prepare for emergency security fixes.
Blue Shield of California is notifying more than 63,000 customers that their data was potentially exfiltrated in a compromise involving Fortra's GoAnywhere secure file transfer software and one of the health plan's covered mental health providers for minors.
A New York medical malpractice law firm will pay $200,000 and implement data security improvements to settle a HIPAA enforcement action by the state attorney general's office following a 2021 ransomware attack by LockBit. Law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach paid the hackers $100,000 in 2021.
Stung by the FBI's infiltration and takedown of the Hive ransomware group, other ransomware operators have been retooling their approaches to make their attacks more effective and operations tougher to disrupt, says Yelisey Bohuslavskiy, chief research officer at threat intelligence firm Red Sense.
So far, the Clop ransomware group campaign using a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT, has compromised networks used by 130 different organizations. The gang has so far taken responsibility for over 50 hacks.
This week's roundup of cybersecurity incidents around the world includes attacks on luxury car manufacturer Ferrari, the Indian health system and a Dutch maritime logistics company. Other data breach incidents involve the NBA, Lionsgate, the city of Oakland, McDonald's and Samsung.
Not all ransomware groups wield crypto-locking malware. Some have adopted other strategies. Take BianLian. After security researchers released a free decryptor for its malware, instead of encrypting files, the group chose to steal them and demand ransom solely for their safe return.
Europe's cybersecurity agency predicts hackers will take advantage of the growing overlap between information and operational technologies in the transport sector and disrupt OT processes in a targeted attack. Ransomware will become a tool wielded for political and financial motivations, says ENISA.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 threw Russia's cybercrime ecosystem into a state of upheaval that still exists to this day. "We identified disruptions to literally every single form of commodified cybercrime," said Alexander Leslie, associate threat intelligence analyst at Recorded Future.
Hitachi Energy joined the ranks of victims hit by the Clop ransomware group, which has exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. Clop claimed responsibility for the hack, which compromised networks used by 130 different organizations.
Federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of the criminal underground forum BreachForums, tracing him to a small town in New York's Hudson Valley. FBI agents say Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, a resident of Peekskill, confessed to being "Pompompurin."
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A financially motivated hacking group has been exploiting a now-patched zero-day vulnerability in the Windows operating system to deliver ransomware. Google Threat Analysis Group attributed the campaign to Magniber ransomware group. Microsoft issued a patch in its March dump of fixes.
In this week's data breach roundup: medical device manufacturer Zoll, CHU University hospitals, Australian company Latitude Financial, Hawaiian death registry, Los Angeles Housing Authority, Indian Railway ticketing app, updates on U.S. Marshals Service and Congress, and a new ransomware decryptor!