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Alleged REvil hackers charged in court

Eight people have been charged by Moscow court for their alleged involvement in the REvil ransomware gang, Russian News Agency (TASS) reported. The arrests were made as part of a larger raid on Friday across 25 locations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lipetsk. The men were charged on Saturday with violating Part 2 of Article 187 of Russia's Criminal Code, referring to the "illegal circulation of payments." As a result, they are facing up to seven...

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Researchers Uncover Zero-Day Vulnerability on Cisco Routers

Researchers at Broadband Genie have found that millions of Wi-Fi routers in the UK are left vulnerable to threats because their owners don't take the basic security measures to protect them. Broadband Genie surveyed 1,320 broadband users, with 88% stating that they have never updated their Wi-Fi router's firmware, while 84% have never even bothered changing the router's admin password. When asked why they were not taking these precautions, 73% revealed that they simply didn't...

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£92m lost to romance scammers in 2021

Users of dating sites have been warned to be weary of romance scams between Christmas Day and Valentine's Day. This is because during this time, scammers are out in full force seeking to establish contact and build rapport with victims and extort them for money. According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), just last year, losses soared from £8.7m last March to £14.6m in May. Losses for the entire year were recorded at astonishing...

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Hellmann warns customers to be aware of scammers

Hellman fell victim to a cyberattack, which was confirmed on December 9th and initially impacted all connections to their central data centre. While business operations have since started back up, there has been an increase in customers reporting fraudulent calls and mails attempting to scam them out of money. The company is still investigating what type of data was stolen during the attack and will keep updating their customers with further information as the situation...

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partnership

Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in OT and IoT security, and BT, a leading provider of global communications and security services, this week announced they have partnered to broaden BT’s portfolio of security solutions available for industrial and critical infrastructure organizations around the world. A member of Nozomi Networks’ MSSP Elite Partner Program, BT will work with and resell Nozomi Networks solutions as part of its Operational Technology Threat Management portfolio. As global companies digitally...

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Microsoft

Microsoft has seized a number of malicious sites which were targeting organisations based in 29  countries worldwide. The sites were used by the Nickle hacking group. Nickle is a China-based group also tracked as Playful Dragon, Royal APT, APT15, KE3CHANG and Vixen Panda. The group compromised serves belonging to diplomatic entities, government organisations and NGOs based in 29 countries, but mainly organizations from Latin America and Europe. Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) spotted the group...

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Conti ransomware hits Nordic Choice Hotels

Earlier this week, Nordic Choice Hotels announced an attack on its IT systems, which they believed to be a "computer virus". It has now been confirmed that they were, in fact, hit by Conti ransomware, which has affected the hotel's guest reservation and room key card systems. Fortunately, there is no indications that passwords or payment information was affected or accessed, however guest booking information was potentially leaked. As a result of the attack, hotel...

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Dragos

Dragos, Inc one of the world’s top ICS security vendors has just announced it has raised a record-breaking $200 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The investments is the largest funding round and the highest valuation achieved by an OT cybersecurity company. It will help accelerate the company’s global expansion, with Dragos recently announcing new plans to grow the company within the UK’s industrial market. The funding round was led...

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Armis Appoints new Chief Advocacy Officer and General Manager

Armis, the leading unified asset visibility and security platform provider, has announced the appointment of B2B SaaS veteran Conor Coughlan as their new Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO) and General Manager for EMEA. Coughlan will be responsible globally for the establishment and operation of their new advocacy programs and strategically accelerating their expansion across the EMEA region. Conor now joins their executive management team and will actively collaborate with his peers in Sales, Marketing, Strategy, Finance, HR, CSM...

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Data breach

Researchers at cybersecurity vendor Upguard have discovered multiple data leaks resulting from Microsoft Power Apps portals configured to allow public access - a new vector of data exposure. The types of data exposed varied between portals, including personal information used for COVID-19 contact tracing, COVID-19 vaccination appointments, social security numbers for job applicants, employee IDs, and millions of names and email addresses. UpGuard notified 47 entities of exposures involving personal information, including governmental bodies like...

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