Thursday, July 29

Ransomware attack

International, Joe Biden, Politics, Ransomware attack, Vladimir Putin

Biden ramps up pressure on Putin over ransomware attacks, warning the US will take’necessary action’ to defend itself

Biden in a phone call on Friday ramped up pressure on Putin to address cyberattacks. Biden said he made it clear to Putin he expects him to act when cyberattacks emanate from Russia. This came a week after a massive ransomware attack affected up to 1,500 companies in the US, Europe, and Asia. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Cozy Bear, original reporting, Politics, Ransomware attack, Republican National Committee, RNC, russian hackers, Tech Insider

Russian hackers breached Republican National Committee computer systems last week: reports

Russian hackers targeted and breached RNC computer systems last week, according to Bloomberg News. The attack took place around the same time a major ransomware attack was executed by a Russian-linked criminal group. A representative for the RNC told Insider tha no RNC data was accessed in the breach. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian government hackers breached computer systems for the Republican National Committee last week, around the same time a major ransomware attack was tied to a Russian-linked criminal group, according to Bloomberg News. Two people familiar with the incident told the outlet that the hack...
Cybersecurity, Florida, Hacker Attack, RansomWare, Ransomware attack, REvil, Tech Insider

Businesses around the world left reeling following a ransomware attack on Florida-based IT firm

A ransomware attack at Florida-based IT firm Kaseya left businesses around the world scrambling. Cybersecurity experts say the Russian-linked REvil ransomware gang appears to be behind the attack. The REvil ransomware gang was blamed by the FBI for paralyzing meat packer JBS last month. See more stories on Insider's business page. Businesses around the world rushed Saturday to contain a ransomware attack that has paralyzed their computer networks, a situation complicated in the U.S. by offices lightly staffed at the start of the Fourth of July holida...
Cyber attacks, Cyber Security, RansomWare, Ransomware attack, Ransomware-as-a-Service, REvil, Tech Insider, weekend BI US

REvil ransomware group strikes again with attack on hundreds of companies right before long holiday weekend

Russian-based REvil launched a ransomware attack on Friday that may have impacted hundreds of companies. The group targeted IT management software provider Kaseya VSA in what's known as a supply-chain attack. REvil most recently attacked meat supplier JBS and received an $11 million payment from the company. See more stories on Insider's business page. Just ahead of the long holiday weekend in the US, Russian-based REvil launched a ransomware attack that could have impacted hundreds of companies.In what's being called the "largest and most significan...
RansomWare, Ransomware attack, Reuters, REvil, Tech Insider

A breach at a Florida-based IT firm led to ransomware attacks on 200 businesses

A breach at US IT firm Kaseya in Miami led to 200 businesses being hit by ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity company Huntress said it believed the REvil ransomware gang was to blame for the attack. The Russia-linked group was blamed by the FBI for paralyzing meat packer JBS last month. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Carnival, Carnival Cruises, cruise line, Data Breach, Hack, Holland America, Princess, Ransomware attack, Tech Insider, Transportation, Travel

A major cruise line says its customers’ private information may have been accessed during a data breach

Carnival Corp says its guests' and employees' personal data may have been impacted in a data breach first discovered on March 19, a company spokesperson told Insider in an email statement on Friday.In response to the breach, Carnival "shut down the event," informed regulators, and called on a cybersecurity company to look into the attack. The investigation later found that information on guests, crew members, and employees with Carnival Corp and several of its brands — Carnival, Holland America, Princess, and "medical operations" — were impacted by the "third party access to limited portions of its information technology systems," according to the spokesperson. Personal information like Social Security and passport numbers, a...