Cyberattack results in partial outage of Brazilian medical lab Fleury SA

In a regulatory filing, Brazilian medical lab company Fleury SA said, a cyberattack had resulted in the partial outage of its information technology systems. The company is assessing the impact of the cyberattack and is taking actions to minimize its effects. It would inform the market in a timely manner regarding any relevant updates on the…

Alleged hacker puts up Tokopedia’s user details for sale on darknet

Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, Tokopedia said, it is investigating an attempted cyber attack and claims that details of millions of its users had been leaked online. “We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” said Tokopedia’s spokesman. “However, Tokopedia ensures that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected…

ZecOps discovers working remote exploit against fully patched Apple iOS devices

A computer bug, discovered by San Francisco-based ZecOps, a mobile security forensics company while it was investigating a sophisticated cyberattack against a client that took place in late 2019, has left 500M iphone and iPad users vulnerable to cyberattacks. Zuk Avraham, ZecOps’ CEO said, he found evidence that the vulnerability has been exploited in at…

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hit by cyberattacks aimed at slowing down response time

According to a report from Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a key part of the federal government’s response to China’s Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, has been hit by a cyberattack on Sunday night. In a tweet on Monday, the report cited unnamed sources who said there were multiple hacking attacks that…

Whitefly held responsible for last year’s cyberattack on Singapore

Whitefly is a state-sponsored espionage group that has been very active in Singapore and has actively targeted its engineering, healthcare, telecoms and media sectors. According to a statement from Symantec Corp, the worst ever cyberattack suffered by Singapore, which saw the personal information of more than 1.5 million people stolen including that of the Prime…

ASEAN nations likely to sign cybersecurity deal with Russia

A draft agreement is being circulated among foreign ministers on the area of cybersecurity, the details of which is likely to be published this coming Saturday. Following high-profile hacking attacks in Southeast Asia, nations in the region are hoping to enter into joint agreements on cybersecurity with Russia. The draft agreement, which aims to formalize…

Most business underinsured in cyber insurance market

As per Lloyd’s of London report, a hypothetical cyberattack could cause widespread damage ranging from $4.6 billion to $53 billion, with a significant portion of it being unrecoverable due to companies being underinsured. A report filed by Lloyd’s of London states that a major global cyberattack could trigger an average economic loss of $53 billion,…

ESET confirms Ukraine’s SBU’s statement – Russia appears to be behind the new cyberattack

Research by cyber security companies point to a Russian involvement. On Saturday, Ukraine’s state security service pointed the finger of blame for the recent cyberattacks on Russian security services, saying the attacks were aimed at destroying important data and spreading chaotic panic. Ukraine’s SBU stated the attacks, which began in Ukraine and spread across the…

Computer worm leaves a trail of disruption in its wake across the globe

It is surprising how many world class businesses still use Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, one that is totally outdated, in their core production facilities. The major cyberattack that left a wreck in its wake, including halting the operations of Cadbury’s chocolate plans in Australia, crippling the computers of port operator Maersk, is believed to…