There was a big win for the good guys against the bad guys this week. On December 13, 2023, after obtaining an order from the federal court in the Southern District of New York to seize U.S. based infrastructure and take offline websites used by a group Microsoft identifies as Storm-1152, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit

Researchers at WithSecure cybersecurity firm have seen two malware attacks against Veeam Backup and Replication servers believed to be initiated by cybercrime group FIN7, also known as Carbon Spider, which has also been linked to Darkside, BlackMatter, and BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware variants.

The WithSecure investigators believe that the attacks may be part of a larger campaign

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in the U.S., with damages expected to reach $6 trillion globally by 2021. Therefore, it is axiomatic that C-Suites continue to address the risk associated with cybercrime and how cybercrime will affect the business.

Ransomware continues to be one of the biggest risks to company

Ok it’s not as great as your birthday, but it comes once a year—Data Privacy Day, which was celebrated worldwide this week on January 28, 2019.

In honor of Data Privacy Day 2019, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published a map of the world showing which countries protect the online privacy

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Connecticut has announced the creation of a Connecticut Cyber Task Force (“CCTF”) in partnership with the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Homeland Security, IRS, Connecticut State Police, and 11 local police departments from throughout Connecticut as well as other federal authorities. The CCTF’s initial focus will be twofold: (1) to “target criminal activity on the dark web, notably the illicit acquisition and distribution of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs that are the cause of tens of thousands of overdose deaths annually” and (2) “to identify and disrupt criminal organizations that use computer intrusions to defraud companies of their money and information.”
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In a recent newsletter, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) encourages health care organizations to review their procedures around authentication and “ensure that they have the appropriate safeguards in place.”

The Newsletter, entitled What Type of Authentication is Right for You? states that “[O]ver the past years, the healthcare sector has been one of