Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attack on Worlds Largest Meat Supplier Skyrockets Prices

United States-based food processing company JBS USA has confirmed falling victim to a cyber attack, with the aftermath affecting its North American and Australian systems. “On Sunday, May 30, JBS USA determined that it was the target of an organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems,” …

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Potential Nation State Attack on Florida Water Treatment System – OT Cybersecurity Prevention Measures

Hacker or Hacker Group Attempt to Alter Chemical Water Treatment Proportions to Inflict Harm to Citizens   A hacker gained access into the water treatment system of Oldsmar, Florida, on Friday and tried to increase the levels of sodium hydroxide — commonly referred to as lye — in the city’s water, officials said, putting thousands …

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FireEye Security Vendor Compromised: Nation-State Threat Actors Steal Hacking Tools

The N.S.A.’s tools were most likely more useful than FireEye’s since the U.S. government builds purpose-made digital weapons. FireEye’s Red Team tools are essentially built from malware that the company has seen used in a wide range of attacks. Still, the advantage of using stolen weapons is that nation-states can hide their own tracks when …

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SolarWinds Breach: Malware Breach Affecting 18,000 Customers

A key malicious domain name used to control potentially thousands of computer systems compromised via the months-long breach at network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds was commandeered by security experts and used as a “killswitch” designed to turn the sprawling cybercrime operation against itself, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds disclosed this week that a compromise of its …

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New Jersey’s Largest Hospital Pays Hackers in Ransomware Breach

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said last week it paid an extortion fee to hackers who had disrupted medical facilities with a ransomware attack. Hackensack Meridian Health, based in Edison, New Jersey, said Dec. 13 it was working to restore its computer systems following a Dec. 2 ransomware attack that forced administrators to cancel roughly …

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