Over the weekend, Fairfax, Va. County Public Schools, the 10th largest school district in the country, was hit by Maze ransomware, resulting in an apparent leak of student and faculty data, just days after previous attacks on these two other school systems.
The Fourth District Court of Louisiana has been hit by ransomware. Hacking group/ransomware strain Conti has claimed the attack on the US Court, and published apparent proof of the attack on its dark web page this week, CBR reports.
Android smartphones are some of the most popular handheld devices around the world. However, if you have an Android smartphone, a new report may urge you to reconsider which apps you have installed on your phone. Researchers from Pradeo have warned about six dangerous apps that can swindle you out of thousands. The apps are loaded with a dangerous malware dubbed Joker, according to Pradeo.
The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) released its Community Defense Model (CDM). The model shows that the CIS Controls® (Controls) – a prioritized and prescriptive set of safeguards that mitigate the most common cyberattacks against systems and networks – mitigate approximately 83 percent of all attack techniques found in the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) are issuing a joint technical alert about an ongoing automated teller machine (ATM) cash-out scheme by North Korean government cyber actors – referred to by the U.S. government as “FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's BeagleBoyz Robbing Banks.”
The FBI and local police have made tens of arrests across the tri-state area this week as part of a crackdown against multiple criminal gangs who exploited a glitch in the software of Santander ATMs to cash-out more money than was stored on cards, according to ZDNet.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.