The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a second security directive requiring owners and operators of critical pipelines transporting hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement measures against cyber intrusions.
Hackers REvil, aka Sodinokibi, has forced businesses and organisations worldwide to shut down in a supply chain attack which cyber security specialists say is without precedent in scale for criminal hackers.
The administrative head of Freeport in Maine concedes there are big gaps to fill to better protect the town’s computer network after it was offline for about a week following a “scary and serious” ransomware attack earlier this month.
The United States’ justice department says it has seized 63.7 bitcoins, currently worth around $2.3m (€1.9m), which it claims is part of the 75-bitcoin ransom Colonial Pipeline paid when a cyber-attack knocked its pipeline out of action for several days in May.
IT specialists at Waikato district health board (DHB) in New Zealand are making good progress in restoring systems, according to CEO Kevin Snee. Meanwhile, global meat packer JBS says all of its plants are fully operational.
The National Cyber Security Centre in the United Kingdom last month put out an alert to schools, colleges and universities warning of a rise in ransomware attacks. But what is driving the attacks and how can educational establishments respond? GRC World Forums finds out.