Russian state hackers stole data from US government networks

DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI today warned that a Russian state-sponsored APT threat group known as Energetic Bear has hacked and stolen data from US government networks during the last two months. Energetic Bear (also tracked as Berserk Bear, TeamSpy, Dragonfly, Havex, Crouching Yeti, and Koala), a hacking group active … Continue reading Russian state hackers stole data from US government networks

Microsoft fixes critical Outlook bug exploitable via preview pane

Microsoft has released the October 2020 Office security updates with a total of 24 security updates and 5 cumulative updates for 7 different products, fixing 13 vulnerabilities that could enable remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems. The highlight of this month's Microsoft Office security updates is without a doubt CVE-2020-16947, a remote … Continue reading Microsoft fixes critical Outlook bug exploitable via preview pane

FIN11 hackers jump into the ransomware money-making scheme

FIN11, a financially-motivated hacker group with a history starting since at least 2016, has adapted malicious email campaigns to transition to ransomware as the main monetization method. The group runs high-volume operations, lately targeting companies primarily in North America and Europe from almost every industry sector to steal data and to deploy Clop ransomware. Recent … Continue reading FIN11 hackers jump into the ransomware money-making scheme

London Borough of Hackney suffers ‘serious’ cyberattack

The city council systems for the London Borough of Hackney have been hit with a 'serious' cyberattack that impacts many of their services and IT systems. Not much is known about the attack, but in a press release to the borough's website, Mayor Philip Glanville stated that it was the Hackney Borough Council's IT systems … Continue reading London Borough of Hackney suffers ‘serious’ cyberattack

Hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network, DHS report warns

The US DHS’s Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA) report revealed that threat actors have targeted the US Census network during the last year. The US Department of Homeland Security revealed that unknown threat actors have targeted the network of the US Census Bureau during the last year. The attacks were reported in the first Homeland Threat … Continue reading Hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network, DHS report warns