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What gets lost in ‘cyber Pearl Harbor'-style rhetoric

Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, more people have become accustomed to doomsday talk. Americans following public officials’ remarks about cybersecurity, though, may have been expecting a kind of digital apocalypse for decades.

Wine scams spiked during COVID-19 lockdown

Wine-themed domain registrations rose once COVID-19 lockdowns took hold, some of them malicious and used in phishing campaigns, Recorded Future and Area 1 Security said in a joint report.

Ransomware Attacks Disrupt Production at Two Manufacturing Sites in Italy

A ransomware incident earlier this year temporarily shut down production for two days at a pair of manufacturing facilities in Italy, incident responders at security firm Kaspersky said Wednesday.

Emerging hacking tool 'EtterSilent' mimics DocuSign, researchers find

EtterSilent has been advertised in a Russian cybercrime forum and comes in two versions. One exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office, CVE-2017-8570, and one uses a malicious macro.

As ransomware stalks the manufacturing sector, victims are still keeping quiet

Two years later, Norsk Hydro’s transparency remains an outlier in a manufacturing sector that is increasingly dogged by ransomware attacks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden's cyber executive order to include new rules for federal agencies, contractors

Under a forthcoming White House order, companies that do business with the federal government would have to meet software security standards and swiftly report cyber incidents to a new entity within the DHS.

CNA shares details about ransomware attack, recovery effort

The company, one of the biggest players in cybersecurity insurance specifically, had previously acknowledged an attack, but stopped short of specifying exactly what kind.

Australia investigates reported hacks aimed at parliament, media

Australian officials are investigating two apparent security issues that have resulted in downtime for a parliamentary email system, and technical issues for a popular television broadcaster.

Federal advisories detail bitcoin payments to ransomware gangs, urgency of threat

Ransomware victims paid attackers at least $144.35 million in bitcoin between 2013 and 2019, according to a recent FBI bulletin that likely fails to account for millions of dollars.

Ransomware attacks hit event-management, wireless technology firms

Ransomware attackers encrypted the systems of the events firm, Spargo Inc., on March 14, according to a notification sent by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

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