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  • Ransomware group follows through on threat to release personnel files of DC police officers

    05/12/2021 8:57:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2021 | Zachary Cohen and Geneva Sands
    "If during tomorrow they do not raise the price, we will release all the data," the group added, the posts read. Chats appear to show the police department making a final offer of "$100,000 to prevent the release of stolen data." "This is unacceptable from our side," the ransomware actor responds. The Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to a CNN request for comment. Ransomware groups do not typically post transcripts of the negotiations, according to Brett Callow, a threat analyst at the security firm Emsisoft, who said it's unclear why they chose to do so in this case. "MPD...
  • Gas stations coming up empty following pipeline hacking

    05/11/2021 8:26:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 11, 2021 | Abby Smith
    Gas stations across the East Coast are starting to run out of fuel as one of the biggest petroleum pipelines fights to recover from a cyberattack. Specific gas stations ranging from Virginia to Florida to Alabama are reported to have run out of gas, and drivers have been surprised to find long lines or no service available. The outages come as people are rushing to the pumps to fill up, causing a spike in gasoline demand. In five states alone — Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia — gasoline demand rose more than 40% on Monday, said GasBuddy...
  • U.S. declares State of Emergency to keep gasoline flowing…

    05/10/2021 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    https://citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on May 10, 2021 11:37 am
    The US government declared a state of emergency late on Sunday, lifting limits on the transport of fuels in a bid to keep gas supply lines open after the continued shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. “This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products and provides necessary relief,” the Department of Transportation said. White House Press Sec Jen Psaki added that “as the Administration works to mitigate potential disruptions to supply as a result of the Colonial Pipeline incident, @USDOT is taking action today to allow flexibility...
  • Major US Pipelines Closure Enters 4th Day After Cyberattack

    05/10/2021 5:09:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 May 2021
    The U.S. government and the top U.S. fuel pipeline operator on Monday worked to secure the network that transports nearly half of the East Coast's supplies as a shutdown to halt a ransomware cyberattack entered its fourth day. The attack on Colonial Pipeline last week was one of the most disruptive digital ransom schemes ever reported and has sent shockwaves across the industry. The resulting shutdown has disrupted fuel supply across the eastern United States, triggered isolated sales restrictions at retail pumps and pushed benchmark gasoline prices to a three-year high. .... The southeastern United States would likely be the...
  • Experts say a long resolution to pipeline cyberattack could hit consumers' wallets

    05/09/2021 8:50:41 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 39 replies
    FOX 5 Atlanta ^ | May 9 2021 | Brooke Zauner
    ATLANTA - Days after an Alpharetta-based energy company reported a ransomware attack and halted its operations amid an investigation, it's still unclear how consumers will be affected and if a fuel shortage on the East Coast is imminent. Colonial Pipeline moves gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil from refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast through pipelines running from Texas to New Jersey. It is a major supplier of fuel and delivers an estimated 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. The Georgia-based company said it transports more than 100 million gallons of fuel daily, through...
  • Cyberattack Forces Shutdown of Major U.S. Pipeline

    05/08/2021 9:13:49 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    securityweek.com/ ^ | 5/8/2021 | Mike Lennon
    Colonial Pipeline halts all fuel pipeline operations in response to a cyberattack A cyberattack has forced an operational shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined products pipeline in the United States. The Colonial Pipeline Company said late Friday that it was the victim of a cyberattack, sparking the company to proactively take certain systems offline and temporarily halt all pipeline operations. The company said the attack had impacted some of its IT systems, but did not say if any of its operational technology (OT) systems were directly impacted. It's unclear if the incident involved ransomware, or was another form...
  • Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline Operator (carrying almost half of East Coast fuel supply)

    05/08/2021 7:17:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | May 8, 2021
    A cyberattack forced the shutdown of one of the largest pipelines in the United States, in what appeared to be a significant attempt to disrupt vulnerable energy infrastructure. The pipeline carries refined gasoline and jet fuel up the East Coast from Texas to New York. The operator of the system, Colonial Pipeline, said in a statement late Friday that it had shut down its 5,500 miles of pipeline, which it says carries 45 percent of the East Coast’s fuel supplies, in an effort to contain the attack on its computer networks. Earlier Friday, there were disruptions along the pipeline, but...
  • DEVELOPING: Mike Lindell’s New Social Website “FrankSpeech.com” Comes Under Massive Cyber Attack – Update: Website Is Back Up!

    04/19/2021 9:35:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/19/2021 | Joe Hoft
    h3>Mikel Lindell’s New Social Website “FrankSpeech.com” Is Under a Massive Attack.Mike Lindell communicated this morning on Instagram that his new website “FrankSpeech.com” is under a massive cyber attack and is currently down. He says they are working on it and will be up again as soon as able.The Business Insider reports:Mike Lindell’s social-media site Frank was supposed to launch at 8 a.m. CT Monday morning, but technical issues are preventing users from signing up.Instead, the MyPillow CEO is talking on a live video on the site and said users will be able to sign up “sometime today.”At 8 a.m. when...
  • Natanz nuclear plant attack ‘will set back Iran’s programme by nine months’: US intelligence sources believe Israel was behind Saturday’s cyber-attack on heavily guarded facility

    04/12/2021 8:26:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/12/2021
    The cyber-attack on the heavily guarded Natanz plant in Iran will set back Tehran’s nuclear programme by nine months, US intelligence sources have claimed. Iran’s foreign ministry has blamed Israel for the attack, and although Israel has not confirmed responsibility its officials have done little to dispel the notion. US intelligence sources told the New York Times the attack on Saturday led to an explosion that destroyed the independently protected power supply to advanced centrifuges that create enriched uranium, and that it could take at least nine months to restore production. The sources said they believed Israel was responsible. Israel...
  • Cruise Ships Forced to Cancel Sailings Due to Possible Cyberattack

    12/29/2020 10:27:47 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 19 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Dec 29, 2020 | Emrys Thakkar
    Carnival-owned Aida Cruises is suffering from major IT issues and does seem to be a possible cyberattack. This could now be the third major cyberattack against a cruise line this year and shows a worrying trend on keeping systems secure. Aida Cruises IT Issues, What We Know So Far The cruise line has already stated on its Facebook page that it’s currently being affected by IT issues but has not yet detailed anything specific. However, Cruise Law News reports a possible cyberattack after crew members got in touch about the matter. Ransomware is a likely cause and also seems to...
  • Flynn: Foreign Intelligence Agencies Were Monitoring US Election, Willing to Provide Information to Trump

    12/20/2020 5:37:50 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 124 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 20 Dec 20 | Jack Phillips
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn said he was provided information that foreign intelligence agencies were monitoring the U.S. election on Nov. 3 and are willing to provide evidence to President Donald Trump. “We have evidence now of foreign countries … were watching the attacks on our election system, our election process, on the 3rd of November,” Flynn told Fox Business on Friday. “So we now have that evidence and we received that today,” he said. He didn’t elaborate on what foreign intelligence agencies were involved, how he obtained that information, or the nature of the alleged attacks on the...
  • Suspected Russian hack is much worse than first feared: Here’s what you need to know

    12/18/2020 3:42:24 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Dec 18 2020 | Sam Shead
    The scale of a sophisticated cyberattack on the U.S. government that was unearthed this week is much bigger than first anticipated. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a summary Thursday that the threat “poses a grave risk to the federal government.” It added that “state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations” are also at risk. CISA believes the attack began at least as early as March. Since then, multiple government agencies have reportedly been targeted by the hackers, with confirmation from the Energy and Commerce departments so far.
  • Massive cyberattack grows beyond US, heightening fears

    12/19/2020 8:45:35 AM PST · by Mariner · 161 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 19th, 2020 | Rob Lever
    A devastating cyberattack on US government agencies has also hit targets worldwide, with the list of victims still growing, according to researchers, heightening fears over computer security and espionage.Microsoft said late Thursday that it had notified more than 40 customers hit by the malware, which security experts say came from hackers linked to the Russian government and which could allow attackers unfettered network access."While roughly 80 percent of these customers are located in the United States, this work so far has also identified victims in seven additional countries," Microsoft president Brad Smith said in a blog post.Smith said the victims...
  • Agents Raid Home in Maricopa County in Voter-Data Theft Investigation — Confiscate 8 Hard Drives, 3 Computers and a Bag of USB sticks

    12/06/2020 5:57:43 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/6/2020 | Jim Hoft
    On November 5th Arizona federal officials raided a home in the Fountain Hills area in Maricopa County. The agents confiscated eight hard drives, three computers and a bag of USB sticks. The house belongs to 56-year-old Elliot Kerwin. The agents were looking for evidence of a cyberattack on an unnamed organization and stolen voter data. Forbes reported: On the morning of November 5, as the 2020 election hung in the balance, Arizona federal agents raided a two-story house in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, a county that had become a key battleground in the presidential race. The agents were looking for...
  • Trojanized Security Software Hits South Korea Users in Supply-Chain Attack

    11/16/2020 2:30:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | 11 16 2020 | Ravie Lakshmanan
    Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a novel supply chain attack in South Korea that abuses legitimate security software and stolen digital certificates to distribute remote administration tools (RATs) on target systems. Attributing the operation to the Lazarus Group, also known as Hidden Cobra, Slovak internet security company ESET said the state-sponsored threat actor leveraged the mandatory requirement that internet users in the country must install additional security software in order to avail Internet banking and essential government services. The attack, while limited in scope, exploits WIZVERA VeraPort, which is billed as a "program designed to integrate and manage internet...
  • Iran hit with 'Major' Cyber Attack

    10/16/2020 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    Israel 365 news ^ | 10/15/20 | jns
    A “major” cyber attack targeted at least two unspecified Iranian government agencies recently, announced Iran’s National Computer Emergency Response Team (Maher) on Wednesday, according to Iranian media. “The announcement was made after reports of a large cyber attack spread on social media. The team stressed that the relevant authorities are investigating the incident,” reported The Jerusalem Post. Maher denied that there was a widespread attack on any agencies so far, outside of the two that were mentioned. No party has claimed responsibility for the attack, and Iranian government officials have not said whether it was domestic or foreign.
  • Major hospitals hit in potentially largest cyberattack in U.S. history: report

    09/30/2020 9:54:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    AMN ^ | 9/29/20 | David Matthew - NY Daily News
    A major U.S. hospital system was hit with a cyberattack, one of the largest attacks on medical data in history, according to a report. The computer systems for Universal Health Services failed over the weekend and have resulted in some locations filing patient information with pen and paper, according to NBC News. Universal Health Services has more than 400 locations, mostly in the U.S., and treats millions of patients a year. The company operates in the United Kingdom, too. The company said it was dealing with “an IT security issue” but reports indicate the hospital chain is experiencing a ransomeware...
  • Nationwide Reports of Brief 911 System Outages, Cause Not Immediately Clear; Law enforcement in multiple cities and counties in at least four states tweeted their emergency number was down for about an hour

    09/28/2020 8:40:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/28/2020
    Law enforcement agencies across the country reported brief outages of their 911 systems Monday night, and it was not immediately clear if there was a connection with a major Microsoft system outage. Law enforcement agencies around the country, from Nevada to Pennsylvania and Arizona to Minnesota, tweeted that their 911 systems were down beginning sometime after 7 p.m. ET. Multiple reports indicated outages throughout Delaware and Ohio as well. By 8:15 p.m., many of those departments reported that their services had come back online. Others were still recommending that people call local department numbers instead of the emergency line. The...
  • 16-Year-Old Arrested, Charged With Cyber Attack on Miami School District that Disrupted Virtual Learning

    09/03/2020 10:47:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 03 Sep 2020 | Matthew Impelli
    A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a cyber attack that disrupted virtual learning in Florida's largest school district. The Miami-Dade School Police (MDSPD) made the announcement Thursday, saying detectives traced the IP address "responsible for the attacks" to the teenager, identified only as a "junior at South Miami Senior High School."
  • Iran Hints at Cyber Attacks on Their Centrifuge Production Facility

    07/06/2020 7:03:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/06/2020 | Rick Moran
    Iran is stewing over the potential loss of its most advanced centrifuge production plant after some kind of explosion and fire severely damaged it. Naturally, the Iranians are being pretty closemouthed about the incident. They haven’t said much about the fire and explosion at what was suspected to be a nuclear research facility in the mountains outside of Tehran, either. But it’s hard to hide what happened at Natanz — the nuclear facility with the highest-profile in the country. And Iran is hinting that the destruction of its advanced centrifuge plant might have been caused by some kind of variation...