BERLIN (Reuters) – Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany’s IT sector association on Thursday.
It's suddenly all over the news. In hindsight, it was a matter of "not if, but when".
Sophos just warned against a new hybrid worm that combines the ETERNALBLUE exploit and cryptomining.
The FBI received a report from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) that unknown actors sought access to a voter database through a phishing campaign.
Security firm Lookout was reported to have warned the DNC Tuesday that it had found a fake login page for VoteBuilder, a tool the party uses so its campaigns can better target voters.
The apparent attackers' apparent aim was to obtain credentials they could use to access the party's voter information. The DNC's Chief Security Officer Bob Lord briefed party officials on the attack yesterday, then made a public statement denouncing the current US Administration for not protecting the political process from hackers. The party also spoke about the incident to a number of media outlets.
Last week, cybersecurity firm Check Point published its regular Global Threat Index.
Malware that hijacks workstations to mine cryptocoins has apparently become the most popular infection on the planet.
Larry Abrams at Bleepingcomputer warned against a new strain called Zenis Ransomware, which was discovered this week by the MalwareHunterTeam.
Wall Street Journal reporter Kate Fazzini wrote a very useful warning in the dedicated WSJ Pro cyber security newsletter. If you need budget for 2018 security awareness training, I recommend you send this extract to your C-level execs: