Positive Technologies expert Dmitry Sklyarov has created a method to recover data encrypted by the NotPetya virus, which struck over 100 companies in Ukraine, Russia, and other countries in late June. The method can be used on systems on which NotPetya had administrator privileges and encrypted the entire hard disk.
Nuclear facilities have become a top target for cyber attacks according to the Homeland Security Department and F.B.I. Hackers have been attempting to breach the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities, as well as manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries. In light of these findings, Paul Edon, Director at Tripwire, a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, had this to say:
With the breaking news that a massive data breach has hit the WWE, exposing information belonging to 3 million wrestling fans, cyber experts from AlienVault and Alert Logic have given their response to the attack.
News has broken that a WWE database leak exposed three million users home and email addresses, birth dates, earnings, ethnicity, children’s age ranges, genders, and more. Kromtech security firm’s Bob Dyachenko told Forbes.com that he discovered an unprotected database that was open to anyone in plain text who knew which web address to search.
The number of major cyber incidents are increasing, according to the latest NCSC report. In the eight months since inception, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recorded 480 major cyber incidents requiring its attention. To reduce this number, Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault states:
Some of you might remember from last year the big hustle that came when Salla announced to have an auction for the cars that refugees used to pass the border between Russia and Finland. Auction was held by the Finnish customs in cooperation with Salla municipality.