The world has rallied around Ukraine since Russian forces invaded this past week, including, it seems, hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous, which gained prominence between 2008 and 2014 with a series of high-profile politically motivated cyber-attacks against such disparate groups as the Church of Scientology and PayPal, has come out of the woodwork once again

It was a crazy weekend for cyber-attacks. People seem surprised, but those of us in the industry aren’t surprised one bit. It is very logical and foreseeable that hackers are leveraging attacks that have maximum disruption on multiple victims, including third-party vendors and their customers. It is a “one-stop shop” strategy that is used every

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “bug bounty” program on December 14, 2021,  called “Hack DHS.” Yes, you read that right. DHS is actually going to invite select cybersecurity “hackers” to try to hack into its systems. DHS created the program to “identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities within certain DHS systems and increase the

Colonial Pipeline paid hackers a ransom of $4.4 million in bitcoin soon after discovering a cybersecurity hack on its systems that began on May 6.  The company’s acknowledgement comes after days of speculation about whether a ransom was paid to the hackers.  The company’s CEO defended the “difficult” decision to pay the ransom, maintaining he

As we alerted our readers last week, Microsoft announced that its Exchange email servers have been compromised, which is estimated to affect at least 30,000 companies based in the United States. It is reported that the hackers installed web shells (and sometimes multiple web shells) into Microsoft’s customers’ email servers, giving the hackers back doors

Cybersecurity firm SonicWall Inc. is investigating an attack on its internal systems that it describes as “highly sophisticated.” According to SonicWall, the investigation is centered around its Secure Mobile Access 100 series, which assists with end-to-end secure remote access.

The company said that a few thousand devices have been impacted and that it is trying

Marriott recently won dismissal of a proposed class action data breach lawsuit alleging several violations, including a violation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The case, Arifur Rahman v. Marriott International, Inc. et al., Case No.: 8:20-cv-00654, was dismissed in an Order by U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter on January 12, 2021.