Royal Mail CEO confirms cyberattack downed UK postal service

Royal Mail CEO confirms cyberattack downed UK postal service

Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson has confirmed that a cyberattack is to blame for the ongoing disruption at the U.K. postal giant. The admission comes almost a week after Royal Mail first said it was hit by an unspecified “cyber incident” that left the British mail service unable to dispatch items to overseas destinations. “We’ve confirmed […]

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British newspaper The Guardian says it’s been hit by ransomware

British newspaper The Guardian says it’s been hit by ransomware

British newspaper The Guardian has confirmed its systems have been hit by a “serious IT incident,” which it believes is likely a ransomware attack. The Guardian, whose media editor was first to report the incident, said that the incident began late on Tuesday and has affected parts of the company’s IT infrastructure. “There has been […]

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Apple fixes ‘actively exploited’ zero-day affecting most iPhones

Apple fixes ‘actively exploited’ zero-day affecting most iPhones

Apple has confirmed that an iPhone software update it released two weeks ago fixed a zero-day security vulnerability that it now says was actively exploited. The update, iOS 16.1.2, landed on November 30 and rolled out to all supported iPhones, including iPhone 8 and later, with unspecified “important security updates.” In a disclosure to its […]

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Rackspace blames ransomware attack for ongoing Exchange outage

Rackspace blames ransomware attack for ongoing Exchange outage

Cloud computing giant Rackspace has confirmed that it has been hit by ransomware attack that has left a number of its customers without access to email. Rackspace’s hosted Microsoft Exchange service started experiencing problems on Friday last week. At the time, Rackspace posted a notice on its status page saying that due to a “security incident,” […]

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Cybersecurity vendor Entrust tells customers data was stolen during June cyberattack

Amnesty Canada says it was targeted by Chinese state-sponsored hackers

The Canadian branch of Amnesty International has confirmed it was the target of a “sophisticated” cyberattack carried out by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.  The human rights organization said it first detected the breach on October 5, when suspicious activity was discovered on Amnesty’s IT infrastructure. An investigation by forensic investigators and cybersecurity experts was immediately launched, […]

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India’s AIIMS hit by outages after cyberattack

India’s AIIMS hit by outages after cyberattack

India’s leading public medical institute, All India Institute of Medical Services, or AIIMS, is experiencing outages following a cyberattack. The outages are affecting hundreds of patients and doctors accessing primary healthcare services, including patient admission, discharge and billing systems. Established in 1956, AIIMS holds thousands of medical undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also one […]

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New York Post says its site was hacked after posting offensive tweets

New York Post says its site was hacked after posting offensive tweets

The New York Post, one of the biggest New York City daily newspapers, said it was hacked on Thursday after several offensive articles and tweets were published to the newspaper’s website and Twitter account. The articles and tweets, which were racist and sexually violent in nature, were pulled a short time later. TechCrunch is not […]

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Hive ransomware gang leaks data stolen during Tata Power cyberattack

Hive ransomware gang leaks data stolen during Tata Power cyberattack

The Hive ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the recent cyberattack on Tata Power, a leading Indian energy company, and has started leaking stolen employee data. Tata Power, which serves more than 12 million customers through its distributors, confirmed on October 14 that it had been hit by a cyberattack that impacted some of its […]

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LockBit ransomware group downed by DDoS after claiming Entrust breach

LockBit ransomware group downed by DDoS after claiming Entrust breach

The LockBit ransomware gang is claiming responsibility for the July cyberattack against cybersecurity giant Entrust, but with a twist — the group is also accusing its latest victim of a counterattack. Entrust, which describes itself as a global leader in identities, payments and data protection, said in late July that an “unauthorized party” accessed parts […]

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Cybersecurity vendor Entrust tells customers data was stolen during June cyberattack

Cybersecurity vendor Entrust tells customers data was stolen during June cyberattack

Minneapolis-based cybersecurity giant Entrust has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack last month. Entrust, which describes itself as a global leader in identities, payments and data protection, told TechCrunch that an “unauthorized party” was able to access parts of its system that are used for the internal operations on June 18. “We promptly began […]

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