Trump Fires CISA Director Chris Krebs, Egregor ransomware bombards victims' printers with ransom notes, and more

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Round Up of Major Breaches and Scams

Liquid crypto-exchange says hacker accessed internal network, stole user data

Liquid, one of today’s top 20 cryptocurrency exchange portals, has disclosed a security breach on Wednesday. In a blog post on its website, the company said that last week, on Friday, November 13, a hacker managed to breach employee email accounts and pivot to its internal network. The company said it detected the intrusion before the hacker stole any funds, but a subsequent investigation revealed that the attacker was able to collect personal information from Liquid’s database that stored user details.

Trump Fires CISA Director Chris Krebs

Christopher Krebs was fired via tweet shortly after the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency called the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.” Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has been fired “effective immediately,” President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet on Nov. 17.

Round Up of Major Malware and Ransomware Incidents

Egregor ransomware bombards victims’ printers with ransom notes

The Egregor ransomware uses a novel approach to get a victim’s attention after an attack – shoot ransom notes from all available printers. To increase public awareness of the attack and pressure a victim into paying, the Egregor operation is known to repeatedly print ransom notes from all available network and local printers after an attack.

Northampton Public Library working to recover from ransomware attack

Northampton Public Library working to recover from ransomware attack. Ransomware threat actors have hit yet another public library. This time it is Northampton Public Library in Pennsylvania, who have posted this notice on their web site: Temporarily closed until further notice We will be temporarily closed until further notice due to technical issues.

Capcom confirms Ragnar Locker ransomware attack, data exposure

Capcom has confirmed that a recent security incident was due to a Ragnar Locker ransomware infection, potentially leading to the exposure of customer records. This week, the Japanese gaming giant confirmed that the company had fallen prey to “customized ransomware” which gave attackers unauthorized access to its network — as well as the data stored on Capcom Group systems.

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