A Hospital Hit by Hackers, a Baby in Distress-The Case of the First Alleged Ransomware Death

An Alabama medical center was in the midst of a hack when Teiranni Kidd arrived to have her baby. A lawsuit says the computer outages from the attack led staff to miss troubling signs, resulting in the baby's death, allegations the hospital denies.


Thailand's cybersecurity negligence causes personal data breaches | KrASIA

Thailand's cybersecurity readiness has come under question, after reports that tourists' personal details were recently exposed online, potentially hurting a much-needed recovery of the key sector. The information of around 106 million visitors to Thailand was accessible to all on the internet, according to cybersecurity research firm Comparitech earlier this week.


Statement by President Joe Biden on Cybersecurity Awareness Month | The White House

Cyber threats can affect every American, every business regardless of size, and every community. That's why my administration is marshalling a whole-of-nation effort to confront cyber threats. I am committed to strengthening our cybersecurity by hardening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks, working to establish and promote clear rules of the road for all nations in cyberspace, and making clear we will hold accountable those that threaten our security.

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Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA

When the researchers sent their carefully crafted attack to the DNA synthesis service Integrated DNA Technologies in the form of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs, they found that DNA has other physical restrictions too.


Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked

Image: Tim Robberts/GettyImages Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard's podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. Do you work or used to work at Syniverse or another telecom provider? Do you have more information about this breach? We'd love to hear from you.


There's a Multibillion-Dollar Market for Your Phone's Location Data - The Markup

Privacy A huge but little-known industry has cropped up around monetizing people'smovements By Jon Keegan and Alfred Ng Companies that you likely have never heard of are hawking access to the location history on your mobile phone.


Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart Twitter Chat - Stay Safe Online

This October is the 18 th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month and @StaySafeOnline and @CISAgov are coming together to host a Twitter chat! The goal of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and ensure that everyone has the information and tools they need to be safer online.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resources

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the following resources are invaluable tools for reducing cybersecurity risks and protecting yourself online. Use these resources in your communities and share them with your stakeholders throughout the year to encourage strong, nationwide cybersecurity. These materials are free and may be modified to meet your needs.


Ransomware gang arrested in Ukraine with Europol's support

On 28 September, a coordinated strike between the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale), the Ukrainian National Police (Національна поліція України) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with the coordination of Europol and INTERPOL, has led to the arrest in Ukraine of two prolific ransomware operators known for their extortionate ransom demands (between €5 to €70 million).


Suspected Chinese hackers masqueraded as Indian government to send COVID-19 phishing emails - CyberScoop

An increasingly active Chinese government-linked hacking group impersonated Indian government agencies with phishing lures related to COVID-19 statistics and tax legislation, researchers say. It was the continuation of a campaign that dates to the earliest days of the pandemic, BlackBerry said in a blog post Tuesday.


Report Incidents, Phishing, Malware, or Vulnerabilities

CISA provides secure means for constituents and partners to report incidents, phishing attempts, malware, and vulnerabilities. To submit a report, please select the appropriate method from below: Incident Reporting Form: report incidents as defined by NIST Special Publication 800-61 Rev 2, to include


Cybersecurity budgets for industrial control systems and operational tech increasing: SANS Institute | ZDNet

Nozomi Networks and the SANS Institute released a survey showing that companies are investing more in industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity to match the increasingly elaborate cyber threat landscape. The 2021 SANS ICS/OT survey got 480 responses, with 47% reporting that their ICS security budgets increased over the past two years.


5 Tips for Achieving Better Cybersecurity Risk Management

Casey Ellis, founder, CTO and chairman of Bugcrowd, discusses a roadmap for lowering risk from cyberattacks most effectively. When thinking about cybersecurity risk management, think about the last time you were comparing health-insurance policies. Each policy offers a means to protect yourself and your family from financial losses (e.g.


Google Confirms A Powerful Security Rewind For 2 Billion Users

I know backwards isn't usually the recommended direction of travel when talking about privacy and security, and this move encompasses both, but this rewind is a most welcome one. Not just in practical terms, I should add, but also when it comes to perceptions.


Neiman Marcus is notifying nearly 5 million customers about a data breach that exposed names and payment card numbers

4.6 million customers of Neiman Marcus Group stores might have had their information stolen in a data breach. The hack took place in May of 2020 and compromised information such as customers' names, contact information, and payment card numbers. A company spokesperson says there is no evidence that any customer information is being sold on the dark web.

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