The LockerGoga ransomware took down the aluminum giant’s entire worldwide network, impacting production and office operations
Attacks on OT networks continued to increase by 10% in 2018. The number of attacks in 2019 will likely continue to climb.
Orangeworm On April 23, Symantec published a report on the Orangeworm cyberattack. Operating since January 2015, Orangeworm infected more than 100 organizations of which 40 percent are confirmed to be at the healthcare sector, mostly located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Other affected organizations are supply chain, IT, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies working with [...]
LogicLocker is a proof of concept demonstrating a ransomware attack on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks common in critical infrastructure facilities. LogicLocker locks out legitimate users from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in water treatment plants and threatens to dump harmful amounts of chlorine into the water supply if the ransom is not paid. [...]
Who doesn’t love a sequel? In this case, the Saudis (they weren’t too hot on the original either). The sophisticated, possibly nation-state-sponsored Shamoon attack that destroyed systems of state-run oil company Saudi Aramco in 2012 is rearing its head again, the Gulf kingdom has warned. Saudi television reported on January 23 that at least one [...]
This article was originally published on Help Net Security. 1. Cybercrime recognized as a dark industry Over the last several years, cybercrime has evolved from separate efforts of threat actors to a full-blown industry. While security professionals have observed this gradual “corporatization” of cybercrime, 2017 will be the year non-security folks begin to recognize this [...]
Cyberattacks on systems managed by industrial control system (ICS) networks can have a catastrophic impact on safety, economies and critical services, which makes them a notorious and potentially lucrative target. “From a technology perspective, these networks are especially attractive, which is why we’re seeing more attackers target them,” said Skybox VP of Products Ravid Circus. [...]