Data Privacy + Security Insider

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency recently issued two joint alerts to critical infrastructure entities—one addressing BlackMatter Ransomware, and the second specifically to U.S. water and wastewater systems.

BlackMatter Ransomware Alert 

On October 18, 2021, CISA/FBI/NSA issued an alert providing information to critical infrastructure entities

Threat intelligence firm Mandiant released findings about a new Russian based hacking group dubbed FIN12, which is targeting the health care industry and companies with revenue over $300 million. Mandiant said that FIN12 is “very aggressive and brazen in who they target.”

According to Mandiant, FIN12 uses different hacking techniques and tools to infiltrate targets,

Trucking company Forward Air revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it suffered a ransomware attack in December 2020 (reportedly by Hades), which caused business disruption as it was forced to “suspend its electronic data interfaces with its customers.” The attack also inhibited its ability to release freight for transport.

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One of the most prevalent areas for drone use is within the agricultural industry, in which drones offer the potential to address several major challenges. Recently, Global Market Insights predicted that the agricultural drone market will surpass $1 billion by 2024. What drives that growth? Most likely it is the increasing technological advancements that are

As hospital systems become more hardened to cyber-attacks, cyber criminals are focusing their efforts on smaller providers, such as outpatient clinics, specialty clinics and business associates, according to a report by Critical Insight.

The report states that “Data on cyber-attacks from the first half of 2021 shows criminals are changing targets within the healthcare ecosystem,