NotPetya Ransomware Disrupts Merck Vaccine Production

Merck, a global leader in drug and vaccine production, may be unable to produce hepatitis B vaccines until 2018 because of worldwide production disruptions resulting from the NotPetya ransomware attacks in June. In late June 2017, Merck, one of the “big four” of the world’s Continue Reading

US Cybersecurity Headlines in Review, July 14, 2017

Kaspersky Software Being Phased Out of US Govt The US General Services Administration (GSA) has removed Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors for US government agencies. Reuters, Trump administration limits government use of Kaspersky Lab software The Register, Uncle Sam says ‘nyet’ to Kaspersky amid Continue Reading

The US Government & Kasperksy Updates

A US Senate bill would ban the use of Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab’s security software from being used in Department of Defense networks. FBI agents recently questioned employees from a US branch of Kaspersky Lab. CEO Eugene Kaspersky has offered the let US governement Continue Reading

Petya Group Bitcoins on the Move, New Message Posted

Petya Group Bitcoins on the Move, New Message Posted The hacking group behind Petya/NotPetya/ExPetr withdrew all bitcoins from the bitcoin wallet associated with the ransomware on Tuesday, July 4th, moving the money to a new bitcoin wallet. The already confusing story of the Petya attacks gets Continue Reading

Global Weekly Executive Summary, June 9, 2017

US Voter Registration Process was Target of Russian Cyberespionage Operation, Says Leaked NSA Report A leaked top secret National Security Agency (NSA) report described cyberattack attempts on US election officials and companies that provided election-related software and hardware in the weeks and days leading up Continue Reading