Graham Cluley

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Metro Vancouver TransLink hit by Egregor ransomware attack, travellers disrupted

Passengers on Vancouver's transit system were unable to use their credit and debit cards for ticket payments after the service was badly hit by a ransomware attack. TransLink, the public transport operator in Vancouver, Canada, first indicated its IT systems were suffering problems on 1 December, when it said it was "investigating an issue."...

Aircraft maker Embraer admits hackers breached its systems and stole data

Embraer, a Brazilian manufacturer of aircraft, has disclosed that hackers managed to breach its computer systems, and steal data in what sounds like a ransomware attack. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

FBI warns of hackers abusing email forwarding rules in recent attacks

Smashing Security podcast #207: Cyber biowarfare, giant ladybugs, and strippers

Fears are raised about cyber bioterrorists, there's a widespread blackout for IoT devices caused by a cloud cock-up, and what role do strippers play in a revamp of the United States's computer crime laws? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans...

Mac users warned of more Ocean Lotus malware targeted attacks

Security researchers have warned of the latest incarnation of a backdoor trojan horse that has been used in the past to target Mac users. If you're a Mac user, I really hope you're running anti-virus software.

Conti ransomware attack demands $14 million from industrial IoT firm Advantech

The world's largest maker of industrial computers, Taiwan's Advantech, has reportedly been hit by a ransomware attack - with cybercriminals demanding a ransom worth approximately US $14 million for a decryption key, and to prevent the public leaking of stolen data. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

You too can be a security intelligence expert, with these free tools from Recorded Future

Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who have sponsored my writing for the past week. If 2020 taught the security industry anything, it is this: There has never been a better time to be a cybercriminal. From extortion ransomware to cyberespionage campaigns, adversaries are capitalizing on uncertainty, causing chaos, and cashing in. … Continue...

Fertility patients’ sensitive personal information stolen during ransomware attack

Fertility clinics across the United States have been struck by a ransomware attack that has not only encrypted networks, but also stolen patients' sensitive personal and medical information. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Suspected BEC scammers arrested in Nigeria following year-long Interpol investigation

Three men have been arrested in Nigeria, suspected of being members of an organised cybercrime gang that has targeted over 500,000 government agencies and private sector companies around the world. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #206: Robo dogs, deepfakes and dirty deceptions with Tim Harford

Author and broadcaster Tim Harford joins us as we discuss the merits of robotic canine security guards, deepfakes, and the curious tale of an art forgery. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. And don't...

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