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NSA Releases Advisory on Securing IT-OT Connectivity

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) released a security advisory addressing the National Security System (NSS), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), detailing ways to evaluate risks and improve the security of connections between operational technology (OT) and enterprise IT networks. The advisory “Stop Malicious Cyber Activity Against Connected Operational Technology,” stated that the...

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Babuk Ransomware Group Changes Course; Moves from Encryption to Extortion

The infamous Babuk ransomware group has announced that it is shutting down its operation. The group allegedly posted the blackout message on its data leak site, which was later taken down. The Russian-speaking gang has been very active since the beginning of 2021 and has targeted various organizations in sectors like healthcare, government agencies, manufacturing, and logistics. Recently, the Babuk ransomware operators infiltrated D.C....

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G7 Nations Sign Declaration to Improve Online Safety

G7 nations have signed a new ministerial declaration to enhance online safety and security worldwide. The digital and technology ministers from the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the U.S., and the EU have agreed on a range of recommendations to tackle the rising cyberattacks across the world. The declaration outlines the agenda of G7 nations towards improving online safety, developing a collaborative approach to data security,...

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DigitalOcean says customer billing data accessed in data breach

DigitalOcean has emailed customers warning of a data breach involving customers’ billing data, TechCrunch has learned. The cloud infrastructure giant told customers in an email on Wednesday, obtained by TechCrunch, that it has “confirmed an unauthorized exposure of details associated with the billing profile on your DigitalOcean account.” The company said the person “gained access to some of your billing account details through...

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U.S. Space Command to Launch New Cyber Center for Better Cyber Integration

Cybersecurity is a critical element for the smooth functioning of a business. Having the right security solution works wonders for an IT architecture for now and the future. Keeping this in mind, the U.S. government announced the launch of a joint cyber center to promote the collaboration between the Space and Cyber Command Centers in the U.S. The launch of the new cyber center was announced by the commander of U.S. Cyber Command,...