#cybersecurity | hacker | Senators press federal officials for ISAC funding, national 5G strategy

Key lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today called for increased funding of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, while others demanded the development of a national 5G strategy. On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.; and…

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#cybersecurity | hacker | Louisiana spurns attempted ransomware attack, governor says

Louisiana activated its cybersecurity team after the state was targeted in an attempted ransomware attack similar to those aimed at government organizations and local school districts during the summer, newly re-elected Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted Monday.  “The Office of Technology Services [OTS] identified a cybersecurity threat that affected some,…

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#cybersecurity | hacker | New NextCry ransomware targets NextCloud sync and share solution

Attackers are reportedly targeting an NGINX/php-fpm vulnerability to infect users of the NextCloud file sync and share service with a recently discovered ransomware called NextCry. Infecting a NextCloud instance is doubly damaging to victims because the affected service begins replacing files stored on their synced-up machines with the newly encrypted…

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#cybersecurity | hacker | Attackers pose as German, Italian & US gov’t agencies to spread malware

Since October, a threat actor has been impersonating governmental agencies in phishing emails designed to infect American, German and Italian organizations with various forms of malware, including the Cobalt Strike backdoor, Maze ransomware and the IcedID banking trojan. Business and IT services, manufacturing companies, and healthcare organizations make up a…

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#cybersecurity | hacker | Influential manufacturing trade group targeted by Chinese hackers

Home > Security News > APTs/cyberespionage Chinese hackers this past summer infiltrated and potentially stole information from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a trade organization and advocacy group that has helped the Trump administration set trade policies with China, Reuters reported this week, citing sources. A cybersecurity firm hired…

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