Sophisticated Tardigrade malware launches attacks on vaccine manufacturing infrastructure

Security researchers are warning biomanufacturing facilities around the world that they are being targeted by a sophisticated new strain of malware, known as Tardigrade. The warning comes from the non-profit Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) which revealed that at least two large facilities working on manufacturing bio-drugs and vaccines have been hit by […]

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The UK pushes for better supply chain cybersecurity

If the UK Government gets its way, IT service vendors and other cloud-based service providers may soon be required to adopt new measures to strengthen their cybersecurity, amid rising concerns about supply chain risks. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has floated plans to make mandatory compliance with the National Cyber Security […]

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As ransomware attacks rise, US government advice to protect K-12 schools is “vastly outdated”

A recently published report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that official security guidance from the Department of Education is out-of-date, and needs to be refreshed to address the increasing reports of ransomware and other cyber threats. According to the GAO report, the current plan for addressing threats to K-12 schools was […]

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“PlugWalkJoe” indicted for $784K SIM swap cryptocurrency theft

The U.S. Department of Justice charged a British man for his alleged role in stealing $784,000 worth of cryptocurrency using SIM swap attacks. According to the unsealed indictment, Joseph James O’Connor – also known as “PlugWalkJoe” – conspired with others to steal approximately $784,000 worth of cryptocurrency from a Manhattan-based cryptocurrency company. It’s alleged that […]

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US Government warns of BlackMatter ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure

The US Government has issued an alert to organisations about the threat posed by the BlackMatter ransomware group. The government’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (better known as CISA) issued the advisory earlier this week, following a series of BlackMatter ransomware attacks since July 2021 targeting US critical infrastructure, including two American organisations working in […]

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