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

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

Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start

Video games are poised for a revolution, but benefits will come to fruition only if the industry can guarantee consistent performance and availability. At one point or another, all online gamers have suffered from a sudden time lag or lost Wi-Fi connection at a crucial moment. Most players find these issues frustrating, but in some … Continue reading Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start

Vovalex is likely the first ransomware written in D

A new ransomware called Vovalex is being distributed through pirated software that impersonates popular Windows utilities, such as CCleaner. When it comes down to it, all ransomware infections boil down to the same function - encrypt a device's files and then drop a ransom note demanding payment in some form. While Vovalex is no different, … Continue reading Vovalex is likely the first ransomware written in D