Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

The following list, in no particular order, contains the names, their countries of origins, their (biggest) victim (s) and a short piece about who they are. Some are reformed and act as security consultants while others remain at large and are being hunted by the FBI, InterPol and others for their cybercrimes: Behzad Mesri Country: … Continue reading Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

Kia Motors America suffers ransomware attack, $20 million ransom

Story updated with Kia Motors America statement below. Kia Motors America has suffered a ransomware attack by the DoppelPaymer gang, demanding $20 million for a decryptor and not to leak stolen data. Kia Motors America (KMA) is headquartered in Irvine, California, and is a Kia Motors Corporation subsidiary. KMA has nearly 800 dealers in the … Continue reading Kia Motors America suffers ransomware attack, $20 million ransom

Hackers Exploit IT Monitoring Tool Centreon to Target Several French Entities

Russia-linked state-sponsored threat actor known as Sandworm has been linked to a three-year-long stealthy operation to hack targets by exploiting an IT monitoring tool called Centreon. The intrusion campaign — which breached "several French entities" — is said to have started in late 2017 and lasted until 2020, with the attacks particularly impacting web-hosting providers, … Continue reading Hackers Exploit IT Monitoring Tool Centreon to Target Several French Entities

How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense

Team members from different backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and neurological abilities are best equipped to tackle today's security challenges. The cybersecurity skills shortage and workforce gap continue to be of concern to organizations. As they seek to protect digital assets by finding professionals with the right skills, demand remains higher than supply. With recent surveys suggesting … Continue reading How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense

Leading Canadian rental car company hit by DarkSide ransomware

Canadian Discount Car and Truck Rentals has been hit with a DarkSide ransomware attack where the hackers claim to have stolen 120GB of data. Discount Car and Truck Rentals is a leading Canadian car and truck rental company with 300 locations throughout Canada. Enterprise Holdings’ Canadian subsidiary acquired the company in 2020. This month, the … Continue reading Leading Canadian rental car company hit by DarkSide ransomware