TargetCompany Ransomware Attacks Target Microsoft SQL Servers

According to AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center (ASEC) researchers, the FARGO ransomware is a highly active strain that focuses on MS-SQL servers, alongside GlobeImposter. Previously known as “Mallox” for its use of the “.mallox” file extension, the FARGO family of malware has also been referred to as “TargetCompany” by Avast researchers. Although statistical data from […]

Three workers at a Google Data Center have been critically burned following an explosion

Three workers at a Google Data Center have been critically burned following an explosion Three workers at a Google Data Center have been critically burned following an explosion Yesterday, an electrical explosion occurred at Google’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, leaving three people with severe burns. First responders immediately arrived at the scene and […]

Microsoft’s May 2022 Patch Tuesday addresses a total of 75 flaws and includes fixes for three zero-day vulnerabilities

Microsoft’s May 2022 Patch Tuesday is underway, featuring fixes for a total of 75 flaws, including three zero-day vulnerabilities, with one being actively exploited. Eight of these flaws are classified as ‘Critical’ as they allow remote code execution or elevation of privileges. Of the 75 vulnerabilities, there are 21 elevation of privilege vulnerabilities, four security […]

A week-long outage was caused by a script maintenance issue, according to Atlassian.

Atlassian, a provider of cloud-based collaboration software, has attributed a prolonged partial outage to an update to a maintenance script. The outage, which began on April 5th, is still ongoing, affecting services including Jira Software, Jira Work Management, Jira Service Management, Confluence, Opsgenie Cloud, Statuspage, and Atlassian Access for some of its customers. Around 400 […]

Logistics Giant Expeditors International Faces Global Operations Disruption in Cyberattack

On Sunday, logistics company Expeditors International, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, announced that it had been hit by a cyberattack that had disrupted its global systems. The Fortune 500 company reported that most of its operating systems had been shut down, and its customers had been informed that their operations had been impacted. The company referred […]

Romanian Law Enforcement Arrests Ransomware Affiliate Suspected of Hacking and Stealing Sensitive Information from High-Profile Companies Worldwide

A Romanian affiliate suspected of being involved in ransomware attacks on multiple high-profile companies worldwide, including a large Romanian IT firm with clients from the retail, energy, and utilities sectors, was arrested by Romanian law enforcement authorities. The suspect, a 41-year-old Romanian national, was apprehended at his home in Craiova by the Romanian Directorate for […]