Late last year Travelex, the currency exchange company suffered a major disruption in its operation after a ransomware attack. I wrote about this story at the time. It now appears a settlement has been reached with the bad actors. A report by The Wall Street Journal suggests that Travelex paid the ransom, to the tune
Just before the turn of the year, Travelex, the foreign currency exchange service suspended their online services and took their systems offline after “a software virus was discovered”. They put out the following notice which is still displayed on their web site, 8 days later. A similar notice is shown on their twitter account. The
The US-CERT has pushed out an advisory yesterday to warn customers of a potential cyber attack following the heightened geopolitics. You will need to review the potential attack framework and the accompanying recommendations listed further down the advisory.
Ransomware attacks are often seen as just nuisance when you have a good backup. However it is a disaster for many businesses when you have no fallback. Remember a ransomware is a monster with two heads. One, it denies you access your data. Two, what is often not talked about is the fact an intruder
DDOS or Distributed Denial Of Service attack are only getting larger and more devastating. Last week saw what is so far the most powerful DDOS attack when this was aimed at GitHub with record braking of 1.35 terabits per second. A day later it was hit with yet another bigger attack of 1.7 terabits per
Driving back home, I asked myself, where will ransomware attacks takes us next? I then read this article on Ars Technica. It is chilling but not far fetched to imagine a whole national grid being taken hostage. In the security community we often argue whether there is a need to connect SCADA systems to the Internet
The UK Parliament has suffered what it is said to be a cyber attack. The MP are not able to access their parliamentary email account remotely although this could be due as part of the measure to limit the attack. “The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary