CSO First Look: Top Cybersecurity News

"Cyberattacks against governments jumped 95% in last half of 2022."

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05 JANUARY, 2023

Cyberattacks against governments jumped 95% in last half of 2022, CloudSek says

India, the US, Indonesia, and China accounted for 40% of the total reported cyberattacks in the government sector.

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LockBit apologizes for ransomware attack on hospital, offers decryptor

The LockBit ransomware-as-a-service operation said it is against its rules to attack medical institutions, but the ransomware gang's affiliates do not always adhere to this policy.

PyTorch suffers supply chain attack via dependency confusion

A rogue packet on the machine learning framework allowed the attacker to exfiltrate data, including SSH keys.

Why it might be time to consider using FIDO-based authentication devices

Access codes sent by SMS or authenticator apps can be bypassed by clever phishing. Hardware-based tokens make that harder to do.

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