Morgan Stanley Discloses Data Breach

Attackers were able to compromise customers’ personal data by targeting the Accellion FTA server of a third-party vendor. Morgan Stanley has confirmed a data breach in which attackers were able to access personal information belonging to customers by targeting a vulnerability in the Accellion FTA server. The server belonged to Guidehouse, a vendor that provides […]

Kaseya Hacked – Another Supply chain weakness

The Kaseya ransomware attack is believed to have been down to an authentication bypass. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar — but good authentication practices are also imperative. Last Friday, just before the extended American Independence Day holiday, it was announced that Kaseya, an American software company, was hacked. The malicious actors were […]

Meat Company JBS Confirms it Paid $11M Ransom in Cyberattack

The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broken into its computer system late last month. Brazil-based JBS SA said on May 31 that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, but Wednesday was the first time the company’s U.S. division confirmed that it had […]

Email spoofing: how attackers impersonate legitimate senders

Introduction In a nutshell, email spoofing is the creation of fake emails that seem legitimate. This article analyzes the spoofing of email addresses through changing the From header, which provides information about the sender’s name and address. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, the main email transmission protocol in TCP/IP networks) offers no protection against spoofing, […]

U.S. to Give Ransomware Attacks Similar Priority as Terrorism

In the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline hack and the increasing damage done by cybercriminals, the U.S. Department of Justice is intensifying investigations into ransomware assaults to the same level of severity as terrorism, according to a senior department official, as Reuters notes.   Internal instructions provided to U.S. prosecutors across the country on Thursday said […]