On Sunday, a ransomware attack hit the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, one of the main hospitals of the Catalan city. The attack crippled the center’s computer system, 150 nonurgent operations and up to 3,000 patient checkups were canceled due to the cyber attack.
Last month, Flutterwave, Africa’s largest startup by private valuation, was involved in a hack that resulted in more than ₦2.9 billion (~$4.2 million) missing from its accounts, according to local tech publication Techpoint Africa.
The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-20078, is rated 9.8 out of 10 on the CVSS scoring system and is described as a command injection bug in the web-based management interface arising due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input.
Serious security vulnerabilities have been identified in multiple DJI drones. These weaknesses had the potential to allow users to modify crucial drone identification details such as its serial number and even bypass security mechanisms that enable authorities to track both the drone and its pilot.
Sirattacker is one of the latest Chaos ransomware variants. It was first released in the middle of February 2023. Several versions of Chaos ransomware builders are available in Dark Web underground networks, which allow anyone to generate Chaos ransomware with custom configurations.
LockBit operators are riding high on success as they continue to exfiltrate data from high-profile organizations and add their names to its leak site. One of the significant reasons for this is attributed to the tactics and techniques adopted by the gang and one such evasion tradecraft has come to the notice of researchers.
Two out of every five (40.6%) operational technology (OT) computers used in industrial settings have been affected by malware in 2022.
The data comes from a report published earlier today by security researchers at Kaspersky. The figures represent a 6% increase compared with the previous half of the year and almost 1.5 times more than in the second half of 2021.
Responding to a cyber incident requires teamwork across departments and disciplines. Technical incident responders must work to halt incoming attacks while the communications teams develop a public response. Clear communication is essential