Are now being urged to check the credit of their deceased relatives thanks to a group of heartless hackers targeting victims in a new identity-theft scheme. Apparently, cybercriminals are watching the news and stealing the identities of victims read during the broadcast.
UF Health Central Florida has suffered a reported ransomware attack that forced two hospitals to shut down portions of their IT network. The University of Florida Health, also known as UF Health, is a healthcare network of hospitals and physician practices that provide care to countries throughout Florida.
An investigation undertaken in the aftermath of the Oldsmar water plant hack earlier this year has revealed that an infrastructure contractor in the U.S. state of Florida hosted malicious code on its website in what's known as a watering hole attack. Watering hole attacks typically allow an adversary to compromise a specific group of end-users by compromising a carefully selected website, which members of that group are known to visit, with an intention to gain access to the victim's system and infect it with malware.
An investigation conducted by industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos into the recent cyberattack on the water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, led to the discovery of a watering hole attack that...
An investigation conducted by industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos into the recent cyberattack on the water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, led to the discovery of a watering hole attack that initially appeared to be aimed at water utilities. While investigating the incident, Dragos' threat hunters noticed that the website of a Florida water infrastructure construction company had been compromised and set up to serve as a watering hole.
A campaign by Gov. Ron DeSantis to help Floridians regain ownership of the troves of data that companies collect came to a halt Friday, when state lawmakers could not agree on how tightly to limit how Big Data harvests and uses people's information. Unlike the social media proposal, the legislative effort to address consumer data privacy was mostly bipartisan.
UPDATE. The Conti Gang has demanded a $40 million ransom from a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., school district after a ransomware attack last month. New details have emerged on DataBreaches.net, which recently posted a screenshot of a chat between attackers and a school district official about the sum of money attackers demanded.
An example of this is a recently revealed ransomware attack on the Broward County Public Schools district where threat actors demanded a $40,000,000 payment. According to the Broward County Public Schools website, the school system is the sixth-largest in the USA, with nearly 261,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools.
The computer system of one of the nation's largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang that encrypted district data and demanded $40 million in ransom or it would erase the files and post students' and employees' personal information online. Broward County Public Schools said in a statement Thursday that there is no indication that any personal information has been stolen and that it made no extortion payment to the ransomware gang, which as an apparent pressure tactic last week posted screenshots of its online negotiations with the district to its site on the dark web.
Researchers say they found several stolen and leaked credentials for a Florida water-treatment plant, which was hacked last week. Researchers at CyberNews said they found 11 credential pairs linked to the Oldsmar water plant, in a 2017 compilation of stolen breach credentials.