Cyberattacks

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Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

CyrusOne, a major provider of enterprise data center services, is reported to have suffered a ransomware attack. The Dallas-headquartered company, which operates more than 30 data centers across the United States, China, London, and Singapore, is reported by ZDnet to have had some of its systems infected by the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware.

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The "Great Cannon" Has Been Deployed Again

Summary The Great Cannon is a distributed denial of service tool (“DDoS”) that operates by injecting malicious Javascript into pages served from behind the Great Firewall. These scripts, potentially served to millions of users across the internet, hijack the users’ connections to make multiple requests against the targeted site. These requests consume all the resources of the targeted site, making it unavailable.

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American Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Hacked in Magecart Attack

The website of Smith & Wesson was targeted by digital skimmers last week as they planted malicious code designed to steal customer payment card information. According to Sanguine Security, the attackers planted a payment skimmer on the Smith & Wesson online store on Wednesday, November 27, during the busy Black Friday holiday shopping weekend. The firm claims that as of Monday, December 2 that the skimming code is still active.

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Why businesses need to suit up against cyberattacks in 2020

Cyberattacks are never going away; in fact, things appear to be getting worse. The complexity of attacks has escalated, resulting in more sophisticated, targeted takedowns. Just look at the attacks in Baltimore, Atlanta, Florida, and Spain within the past few years. Organizations around the world have had their operations halted by ransomware, with some taking weeks to get back to normal.

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Louisiana Declares State of Emergency Following Cyber Attack

Louisiana Governor John Del Edwards was forced to declare a state of emergency last Friday after suffering a cyberattack that left 10% of the state's computer network servers damaged. Louisiana's Deputy Chief Information Officer, Neal Underwood, claims that the ransomware attack left one in ten of Louisiana's 5,000 computer network servers that power operations across the state damaged in last week's attack.

Mitigating cyberthreats in 2020: A unified approach to endpoint security

Unsecured endpoints can cause catastrophic incidents that threaten an organization’s security and reputation. The ability to identify, preempt, and thwart breaches at the device level is critical to your organization’s security posture. In this webinar, you will learn about major attacks of the past, vulnerabilities that led to these attacks, and how to build a proactive shield against them.

Now or never: Your last stand against cyber attacks.

The Global Risks Report 2019 states that cyber attacks are one of the top five risks to global stability. In the cyber world, there are just two categories of people: one category who've realized that they've been attacked and the other category who are yet to realize. In this technology-infused world, anybody can become a hacker with just $1; that's how critical cyber security is.
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Just 12% of ICS Security Pros Very Sure of Orgs' Ability to Respond to Digital Attacks

Malicious actors are increasingly launching digital attacks against industrial organizations. Many of these campaigns have been successful, particularly those that have targeted energy utilities and manufacturing plants. In late spring 2019, for instance, aircraft parts manufacturer ASCO temporarily suspended operations worldwide after falling victim to a ransomware attack.

Now or never: Your last stand against cyber attacks.

The Global Risks Report 2019 states that cyber attacks are one of the top five risks to global stability. In the cyber world, there are just two categories of people: one category who've realized that they've been attacked and the other category who are yet to realize. In this technology-infused world, anybody can become a hacker with just $1; that's how critical cyber security is.