What’s the Story? Yesterday, Equifax announced it suffered a massive data breach that may have resulted in the personal data of up to 143 million people being compromised by currently unidentified hackers. The compromised data reportedly includes full names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. It is currently […]
Attending DEF CON 25 is an annual rite of passage for many members of the Security On-Demand SOC. It presents a unique opportunity to hone network hunting and cybersecurity skills, learn about the latest and greatest threats and exploits being developed today, and network with other like-minded cybersecurity professionals. Our SOC Team came back energized. Right […]
The Breaches are Coming! We are slightly more than halfway through the year, and yet from January to May, forty-two percent of high-level federal IT managers surveyed in new research reported experiencing a data breach in the last six months. According to a survey in The Hill, one in eight said their systems weathered a data breach […]
It increasingly is looking like this was a targeted attack against Ukrainian entities with broader impact; not a wide-ranging global ransomware attack.
Similar to the WannaCrypt outbreak last month, another round of ransomware attacks has been launched.
U.S. Cert released an alert providing technical details of the HIDDEN COBRA hacking group. HIDDEN COBRA (AKA Lazarus Group or Guardians of Peace) are allegedly tied to the North Korean government and have constructed a large botnet and intrusion infrastructure.
Leaks, After Leaks, After Leaks Recently there has been a rash of leaks from inside the two major U.S. intelligence agencies, the CIA and the NSA. In the case of the CIA, WikiLeaks, via Vault7, released a slew of hacking tools that the CIA “lost control” of. Similarly, the group Shadowbrokers came into the possession […]
UPDATE: WCry Ransomware 20170515:1841 Summary Security-on-Demand continues to heavily monitor for and alert on any WanaCrypt 2.0 (WCry) Ransomware activity. The WanaCrypt malware continues to garner heavy attention and be a concern for organizations across the world. While it continues to be a threat, much of the spread appears to have been contained as security […]
Threat Flash Alert WCry Ransomware Worming Across Globe 20170512:2138 Summary Wanacrypt 2.0 (WCry) Ransomware has been propagating across the globe infecting over 45000 devices. The ransomware takes advantage of a Microsoft SMB vulnerability that is patched via bulletin MS17-010 Upon infection, computers receive a popup message informing the victim that their files have been encrypted […]
Microsoft released an emergency patch for a now identified 0-day vulnerability (CVE-2017-0290) discovered over the weekend by Google Project-Zero.