REvil Ransomware Group: Invenergy Hack, JBS, Sol Oriens and More

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

REvil Ransomware Group-Invenergy Hack, Sol Oriens

REvil ransomware group announced on their website claims of possessing over four terabytes of ‘sensitive data’ from Invenergy. REvil group also claims to have stolen personal information from Invenergy’s CEO, Mike Polsky. On Friday, June 11, 2021, Chicago-based company, Invenergy released a statement via email stating, “At no time were Invenergy’s operations impacted and no … Read more

Colonial Pipeline is Hit with Ransomware Attack: Russian Group ‘Darkside’ is Responsible

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack - Darkside Russian Group

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Colonial Pipeline suffered a ransomware cyber-attack. They are the operator of one the United States’ largest fuel pipelines, with a 5,500-mile network. Following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, they were forced to shut down all operations. Colonial Pipeline reported this attack on Saturday, May 8, 2021, and the FBI … Read more

Washington DC Police Report Cyber-Attack: Russian-Speaking Babuk Ransomware Group Demands Payment

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

DC Police Cyber-Attack: Babuk Ransomware Group

On Monday, April 26, 2021, Washington DC police department reported a cyber-attack on their servers. In a statement by DC police, it is reported they are “aware of unauthorized server access”. The DC police department also said in their statement that “while we determine the full impact and continue to review activity, we have engaged … Read more

Clop Group Leaks University Data

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Clop Group Leaks Data

On March 29, 2021, the Clop ransomware hacker group began leaking screenshots of sensitive data that was stolen (allegedly) from two U.S. Universities online. The leaked screenshots include federal tax documents, tax summary documents, passports, Board of Nursing applications and tuition remission paperwork. These documents include social security numbers, addresses, passport numbers with their photos, … Read more

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Ransomware Attack on Buffalo School Systems

Author(s):

Stefan Maraj, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Ransomware Attack on Buffalo School Systems

High school students in Buffalo, New York, have had a rough year. Like many other students throughout the U.S., the pandemic forced them to tackle virtual learning. Then,on Monday, March 15, 2021, Buffalo schools were set to open; however, the return to school was cancelled. The reason? A ransomware attack on the Buffalo School System.  … Read more

Microsoft Exchange Hacked by China-based “Hafnium” Group

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Microsoft Exchange Hack by Hafnium Group

On March 2, 2021, Microsoft reported that a Chinese based, state-sponsored sophisticated attack group which they are calling “Hafnium” hacked the Exchange Server using previously unknown exploits. Microsoft states that Hafnium is a highly skilled and sophisticated bad actor which uses three steps in their attacks. In their March 2, 2021 report, Microsoft released the … Read more

UPDATE: Oldsmar Water Hack

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

On February 5, 2021, a hacker took remote control of one of Oldsmar Water Plant’s operator machine. The hacker then increased the sodium (lye) by 100 factors. The FBI was called in after this attempted attack was noticed and reported to the local Sheriff’s office. It was reported that the Oldsmar Water Plant occasionally used … Read more

Accellion Hack Causes Jones Day Law Firm’s Data Breach

Author(s):

Felecia Woodard, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

On February 13, 2021, DataBreaches.net reported Clop ransomware hackers recently posted redacted sensitive files from Jones Day Law Firm on the dark web.  Jones Day Law Firm is the tenth largest law firm in the United States. The hackers claim to have 100GB of data which they obtained by hacking into the Jones Day Law … Read more

FBI Called After Oldsmar Water Hack

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

ChildDrinksTapWater

On February 8, 2021, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, Florida gave a press conference surrounding the unlawful intrusion (hack) into the City of Oldsmar’s water plant treatment system (which had taken place on February 5, 2021). The hacker took remote control of one of the Plants’ operator’s machine. After that it took merely minutes … Read more

OpenWrt Forum Admin Account Suffers Data Breach

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

OpenWrt

OpenWrt, an open-source project that provides accessible, publicly licensed firmware that users can manipulate and modify, disclosed a breach occurring on January 16th, 2021. The breach involved a third-party user accessing an administrator’s account on the OpenWRT forum. According to a statement released on the forum, entitled “Security notice – Site break-in on 16-Jan-2021”, “The … Read more