[ZDNet] Toronto subways hit by ransomware as US lawmakers slam ‘burdensome’ cybersecurity rules

As Canada’s largest city struggles with a ransomware attack on its transportation system, US lawmakers are balking at new transportation-related cybersecurity regulations.

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[BleepingComputer] US insurance giant AJG reports data breach after ransomware attack

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), a US-based global insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is mailing breach notification letters to potentially impacted individuals following a ransomware attack that hit its systems in late September. […] Source: Read More (BleepingComputer)

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[HackerNews] WIRTE Hacker Group Targets Government, Law, Financial Entities in Middle East

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Government, diplomatic entities, military organizations, law firms, and financial institutions primarily located in the Middle East have been targeted as part of a stealthy malware campaign as early as 2019 by making use of malicious Microsoft Excel and Word documents. Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky attributed the attacks with high confidence to a threat actor named […]

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Angry Affiliate Leaks Conti Ransomware Gang Playbook threatpost.com/affiliate-leaks-conti-ransomware-playbook/168442/ A security researcher shared a comment from an online forum allegedly posted by someone who did business with Conti that included information integral to its ransomware-as-as-service (RaaS) operation, according to a report. Data revealed by the post included the IP addresses for the group’s Cobalt Strike command-and-control […]

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