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FBI Warns of Hive Ransomware Following Attack Against Hospital System

On August 25, 2021, the FBI issued a Flash Alert to warn companies, especially in the health care industry, about the proliferation of attacks by threat actors using Hive ransomware. According...

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CISA Issues Alert on Top Exploited Vulnerabilities

On July 28, 2021, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a cybersecurity alert entitled “Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities” in collaboration with the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the United Kingdom’s...

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Law Enforcement Takes Down DoubleVPN

I love seeing another win for law enforcement in the cyber context. Servers and web domains owned by DoubleVPN, a virtual private network, were seized recently following a collaborative law enforcement...

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Another Win for Justice Department: Slilpp Marketplace Takedown

People always ask me if law enforcement is having any luck in combatting cyber criminals. Let me be clear: it is a very tough job to take down cyber criminals located...

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FBI Issues Flash Alert to Users of Fortinet Fortigate

The FBI recently issued a Flash Alert to Fortinet Fortigate users that Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups are continuing to exploit devices that have not been patched. Although Fortinet issued patches...

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Colonial Pays Millions in Ransomware Attack on Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline paid hackers a ransom of $4.4 million in bitcoin soon after discovering a cybersecurity hack on its systems that began on May 6.  The company’s acknowledgement comes after days of...

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Crippling Ransomware Attack on Pipeline Exposes Vulnerabilities in U.S. Critical Infrastructure

Colonial Pipeline, a company that transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily across 14 states from Houston to New York Harbor, shut down the pipeline last...

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FBI Says DarkSide Targets Health, Energy and Insurance Industries

Ransomware attacks are so frequent that they seem like old news. There is a new interest in ransomware attacks following the attack against Colonial Pipeline [view related posts]. The Colonial Pipeline...

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Cyber Criminals Hone Attacks Against Schools

The FBI recently issued a Flash alert warning higher education institutions, k-12 schools, and seminaries about increasing numbers of ransomware attacks affecting the education industry.  According to the warning, “[s]ince March...

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FBI Warns State and Local Governments of Increased Business Email Compromise Threat

State and local governments have been hammered with business email compromise (BEC) attacks over the past few years and the onslaught does not appear to be abating. Last week, the Federal...

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