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NSA says it’s tracking Ivanti cyberattacks as hackers hit US defense sector

The U.S. National Security Agency has confirmed that hackers exploiting flaws in Ivanti’s widely used enterprise VPN appliance have targeted organizations across the U.S. defense sector. NSA spokesperson Edward Bennett confirmed in an emailed statement to TechCrunch on Friday that the U.S. intelligence agency, along with its interagency counterparts, is “tracking and aware of the broad impact from the recent exploitation of Ivanti products, to include of the U.S defense sector.” “The…

Who is Blackcat, the hacker group disrupting UnitedHealth pharmacies?

For the past week-and-a-half, UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare business has been undergoing a cyberattack, which has impacted the ability of some pharmacies to fill prescriptions in a timely manner. Now the company is finally addressing who the enemy is.The Blackcat ransomware group—which also goes by ALPHV or Noberus—has been identified as the party responsible for the hack, Change Healthcare confirmed Thursday.“Our experts are working to address the matter and we are working closely with law enforcement and leading…

Invictus cybersecurity firm expanding operations in Colorado Springs

A veteran-owned cybersecurity and technology company is going to expand its operations in Colorado Springs and expects to add 130 new jobs. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade said Thursday that Invictus International Consulting said the company chose Colorado Springs over Reston, Va.,and San Antonio. Invictus is based in Alexandria, Va., and has 300 employees, 65 of whom are in Colorado. State officials said Invictus is a market leader in full-spectrum cyber technology, infrastructure and…

Here Come the AI Worms

As generative AI systems like OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Gemini become more advanced, they are increasingly being put to work. Startups and tech companies are building AI agents and ecosystems on top of the systems that can complete boring chores for you: think automatically making calendar bookings and potentially buying products. But as the tools are given more freedom, it also increases the potential ways they can be attacked.Now, in a demonstration of the risks of connected, autonomous AI ecosystems, a group of…

OpenCTI maker Filigran raises $16 million for its cybersecurity threat management suite

Paris-based cybersecurity startup Filigran is capitalizing on the success of OpenCTI to build a suite of open-source threat management products. The company has already found some early traction with OpenCTI, its open-source threat intelligence platform. That’s why the company recently raised €15 million (around $16 million at today’s exchange rate) in a funding round led by Accel with existing investors Moonfire Ventures and Motier Ventures also participating. Filigran’s first product is OpenCTI. It’s a threat…

Popular video doorbells can be easily hijacked, researchers find

Several internet-connected doorbell cameras have a security flaw that allows hackers to take over the camera by just holding down a button, among other issues, according to research by Consumer Reports. On Thursday, the non-profit Consumer Reports published research that detailed four security and privacy flaws in cameras made by EKEN, a company based in Shenzhen, China, which makes cameras branded as EKEN, but also, apparently, Tuck and other brands. These relatively cheap doorbell cameras were available on online…

Domestic manufacturing of semiconductors is the next big space: MeitY Secy, ET Auto

"We expect the digital economy to really grow at an increasing pace in the next few years. A USD 2 billion digital economy is what India seriously needs," Krishnan said.Domestic manufacturing of semiconductors is the next big space and many companies are expected to venture into this segment, a senior MeitY official said on Wednesday adding that a USD 2 billion digital economy is what India seriously needs. S Krishnan, Secretary of Ministry of Electronics &

Beware of smishing! SMS fraud, a headache for telecom operators

SMS fraud, or "smishing", is on the rise in many countries, fuelled by the increasing use of smartphones. This is a challenge for telecom operators who are meeting at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the sector's biggest annual gathering, in Barcelona this week.What is smishing?Smishing is a cybersecurity attack carried out over mobile text messaging, also known as SMS phishing which target both individuals and corporations. The name is a play on the term "phishing", the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting…

Cybersecurity Boot Camps to Enroll in March 2024

Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape: Top Bootcamps to Enroll in March 2024 The demand for qualified cybersecurity specialists in a time of rapid technological breakthroughs has never been greater. As cyber threats continue to evolve, individuals with up-to-date knowledge and hands-on experience are in high demand. Cybersecurity boot camps offer a fast-track route to acquiring these skills, providing immersive and practical training. If you’re considering enrolling in a cybersecurity boot camp in March 2024,…

A bigger deal than you think

Pharmacies across the United States are still grappling with substantial disruptions following a cyberattack on UnitedHealth’s technology unit, Change Healthcare, as reported by multiple pharmacy chains through official statements and on various social media platforms. The attack led to a nationwide outage of a network designed to communicate data between healthcare providers and insurance companies.According to a filing last Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), UnitedHealth discovered a “suspected…