Global Weekly Executive Summary, 13 April 2018

State of Hawaii Targeted in Iranian Data Theft The U.S. Department of Justice’s recent indictment of nine Iranians accused of conducting cyberattacks contained a list of targeted organizations that included the State of Hawaii. This announcement coincided with “unusual activity” noted in dozens of State Continue Reading

Global Weekly Executive Summary, 19 JAN 2018

Dark Caracal Summary A newly discovered global cyberespionage threat group has ties to a government intelligence agency in Lebanon, according to a joint report from Lookout Mobile Security and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The previously unknown threat group has been named “Dark Caracal” by Lookout, Continue Reading

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

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 2, 2017

WannaCry Attribution Security researchers around the world have identified clues linking the global WannaCry cyberattacks to Lazarus Group, a prolific hacking group with suspected ties to North Korea, but is the WannaCry ransomware the work of a nation-state or does it just feel that way? Continue Reading