Ratel RAT targets outdated Android phones in ransomware attacks

June 22, 2024 at 03:14PM The ‘Ratel RAT’ is an open-source Android malware widely used by cybercriminals to target outdated devices, often using ransomware to demand payment on Telegram. Check Point researchers detected over 120 campaigns using Rafel RAT, with high-profile organizations being targeted, particularly in the United States, China, and Indonesia. It’s crucial to … Read more

Disruptions at Many Car Dealerships Continue as CDK Hack Worsens

June 21, 2024 at 05:33AM CDK Global, a software provider for US car dealerships, faced a cyber incident, leading to substantial disruptions. With over 15,000 dealers affected, operations were halted, and some resorted to pen and paper. Initially working on restoring systems post-hack, CDK subsequently encountered another cyber incident, intensifying disruptions. Expectations suggest the systems … Read more

Scattered Spider Boss Cuffed in Spain Boarding a Flight to Italy

June 17, 2024 at 05:26PM The ringleader of cybercrime ring Scattered Spider, responsible for crippling cyberattacks on US companies, was apprehended in Spain at Palma Airport while attempting to travel to Italy. Spanish police confiscated a laptop, phone, and $27 million in Bitcoin. The 22-year-old British national faces over 45 cyberattack charges and was wanted … Read more

Blackbaud has to cough up a few million dollars more over 2020 ransomware attack

June 17, 2024 at 01:50PM Cloud software company Blackbaud has agreed to settle with California’s attorney general, paying a $6.75 million fine for its cybersecurity failings after a 2020 ransomware attack. The settlement aims to improve data protection and security measures. This follows a previous settlement with 49 other state AGs and the District of … Read more

Keytronic Says Personal Information Stolen in Ransomware Attack

June 17, 2024 at 10:14AM Keytronic, a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) manufacturing firm, disclosed a data breach after a ransomware attack in which limited data, including personally identifiable information, was accessed and exfiltrated. The company suspended operations in the US and Mexico for two weeks as a precautionary measure. The cyberattack is expected to … Read more

UK Man Suspected of Being ‘Scattered Spider’ Leader Arrested

June 17, 2024 at 10:14AM A 22-year-old UK man was arrested in Spain for leading the Scattered Spider cybercrime group, in collaboration with the FBI. The group’s financially motivated operations targeted organizations in CRM, BPO, telecoms, and technology sectors using sophisticated social engineering attacks and BlackCat ransomware. The arrestee is known as ‘Tyler’ and specializes … Read more

U.K. Hacker Linked to Notorious Scattered Spider Group Arrested in Spain

June 16, 2024 at 12:54AM Law enforcement authorities have arrested a 22-year-old man, believed to be a key member of the cybercrime group “Scattered Spider.” The arrest, in Palma de Mallorca, was a joint effort between the FBI and the Spanish Police. The individual is associated with high-profile ransomware attacks and SIM-swapping activities. This is … Read more

Ukraine Police Arrest Suspect Linked to LockBit and Conti Ransomware Groups

June 13, 2024 at 04:54AM Ukraine Cyber Police arrested a 28-year-old man from Kharkiv for providing crypters to Conti and LockBit ransomware groups, aiding their attacks on companies in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Dutch Politie also confirmed the arrest as part of Operation Endgame. Law enforcement has been active in combating cybercrime, including the … Read more

Ransomware Group May Have Exploited Windows Vulnerability as Zero-Day

June 12, 2024 at 12:45PM Symantec reported that a ransomware group possibly exploited a patched Windows privilege escalation vulnerability before Microsoft’s fix. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-26169, could allow attackers to obtain System privileges. Symantec found evidence suggesting the Black Basta ransomware group exploited this vulnerability as a zero-day, hitting over 500 organizations globally. Summary … Read more

White House report dishes deets on all 11 major government breaches from 2023

June 12, 2024 at 12:19PM The White House report revealed that cybersecurity incidents reported by US federal agencies increased by 9.9% to 32,211 in 2023. Improper usage and phishing were the most common incidents. Despite the rise in attacks, none were classified as “high” impact. The report also detailed major incidents at various agencies, including … Read more