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Mimecast links security breach to SolarWinds hackers

Email security company Mimecast has confirmed today that the threat actor behind the SolarWinds supply-chain attack is behind the security breach it disclosed earlier this month.

South Carolina County Suffers Weekend Cyberattack

A statement from Georgetown County’s local government said the county’s computer network “suffered a major infrastructure breach over the weekend.” Most of the county’s electronic systems, including emails, were impacted.

Watch out as new Android malware spreads through WhatsApp

As reported by researchers ReBensk and Lukas Stefanko, a new malware spreads through Whatsapp messages when it auto-replies to any messaging conversations using a malicious link that leads to a fake Huawei app.

Cybercriminals use deceased staff accounts to spread Nemty ransomware

Cybercriminals will often use brute-force attacks, phishing emails, and existing data dumps to break into corporate networks but there is one area that is often ignored to a company's detriment: ghost accounts.

The massive SolarWinds hack and the future of cyber espionage

The repercussions of the SolarWinds hack are still being unraveled. As the Biden administration settles in, it will have to contend with the aftermath of this hack, and also work to prevent future security lapses that can endanger national security.

Targeted Phishing Attacks Target High-Ranking Company Executives

A phishing campaign observed at least since May 2020 has been found to target high-ranking company executives across manufacturing, real estate, finance, government, and technological sectors with the goal of obtaining sensitive information.

After the SolarWinds Hack, We Have No Idea What Cyber Dangers We Face

Not long after the scope of the breach began to come into view, a semantic battle commenced: Was the breach an attack or was it espionage? An attack demands a response. Espionage can be dismissed as business as usual.

Packaging Giant WestRock Says Ransomware Attack Impacted OT Systems

American packaging giant WestRock on Monday revealed that it was recently targeted in a ransomware attack that impacted both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems.

Cook County Leaks 320,000 Court Records

Over 320,000 court records belonging to the second-most populous county in the US have been discovered sitting on a misconfigured online database. The exposed database was discovered on a Saturday and secured promptly two days later.

Misconfigured Cloud Server Exposes 66,000 Gamers

Tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts have had their personal details exposed after a popular online gaming website misconfigured the Elasticsearch server they were sitting on.

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