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Ransomware Virus Hits Computer Servers Across the Globe

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms.

Source: Ransomware Virus Hits Computer Servers Across the Globe – The New York Times

Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

Malware-laced PowerPoint files are nothing new. One well-known case involved the spread of Sandworm malware a few years ago. But several recent spam campaigns have taken advantage of a PowerPoint trick that makes it possible to drop malware without requiring the click of a link.

Source: Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

The 15 Worst Data Breaches of the 21st Century

It’s not exactly an honor roll that CSO has published , but it sure makes for interesting reading. Hat tip to Dave Ries for sharing the list. As a caveat, the list is based not necessarily on the number of records compromised, but on how much risk or damage the breach caused for companies, insurers and users or account holders.

Source: The 15 Worst Data Breaches of the 21st Century

Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European grids, and parts of the Middle East and Asia grids, by targeting the specific industrial control system network protocols used to operate those grids. With small modifications, the malware reportedly also appears to be capable of attacking the North American power grid, as well as other industries that use ICS networks (e.g., oil, gas, water, data) around the globe. This post discusses the malware as well as vulnerability management.

Source: Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

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