Cybersecurity News that Matters

Cybersecurity News that Matters

Sylvie Truong

Sylvie Truong is a regular contributor to The Readable. Her interest in cybersecurity began in 2015, while working as a biomedical research assistant at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center. She worked in the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division, analyzing data using various software programs. Due to her experience there, she developed an interest in cybersecurity and implementing better practices to protect personal data, valuable research information, and more. Sylvie holds a master’s degree in neuroscience and education from Columbia University.

Sylvie Truong

The Monti ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Wayne Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania and has threatened to leak stolen data on Monday, July 8, 2024, unless their demands are met, according to Security Affairs. In a separate incident, the LockBit ransomware gang has added Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Illinois to their victim […]

On June 18, Jerome Hamel, head of Cybersecurity Technical Governance at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (CPS), addressed the vulnerabilities of internet of things (IoT) consumer products at the ‘IoT Cybersecurity Seminar‘ hosted by ICTK, a South Korean security design firm. Hamel identified IoT devices as the weakest link in cybersecurity. Hamel emphasized the fragmented […]

On June 13th, Vietnamese President To Lam met with United States Ambassador Marc E. Knapper and proposed to enhance the national cooperation in anti-terrorism, transnational crime, and cybersecurity. Two days earlier, on June 11th, President To Lam met with Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo. The President urged China to “respect each other’s legitimate rights” at sea. […]

I remember the blood drives organized at our school. As students, many of us were excited to donate blood for the free sugary snacks we would receive afterward—and, of course, missing 3rd period history class. Back then, our biggest technological concerns were whether our flip phones had enough battery to last the day and if […]

The healthcare sector has become a prime target for cyberattacks, as shown by recent high-profile incidents in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that in 2023, the healthcare sector was the most targeted critical infrastructure by ransomware, impacting at least 249 healthcare organizations across the U.S. […]

On April 5, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol inaugurated a new automated terminal at Busan New Port, signaling a significant leap forward in the modernization of port infrastructure. However, this promising advancement is shadowed by the growing concern of evolving cyber threats targeting maritime gateways. This situation underscores the critical need for global initiatives to […]

The increasing frequency of Global Positioning System (GPS) jamming incidents spotlights the cybersecurity challenges currently confronting the aviation industry. Malicious actors intentionally interfere with GPS signals with the aim of disrupting or blocking the precise location tracking and navigation of aircraft. Their objectives are to compromise safety, create chaos in air traffic systems, and possibly […]

By Sylvie Truong, The Readable Feb. 29, 2024 10:26AM GMT+9 On February 16, an unidentified individual uploaded data onto GitHub—a platform favored by software engineers—claiming that I-Soon, also known as Anxun in Mandarin, a Chinese IT security services firm, operates as an independent hacking contractor. The firm was accused of developing malicious software and conducting […]

In early 2024, several member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were targeted in cyberattacks linked to China-backed threat actors. These incidents encompassed espionage campaigns directed at government agencies and cyberattacks on vital infrastructure, orchestrated by Chinese entities. While both cyber espionage campaigns and cyberattacks on critical infrastructure pose significant threats to […]

Despite their shared communist ideology and recent efforts to enhance their bilateral relationship, Vietnam has identified Chinese hacker groups Mustang Panda and the advanced persistent threat (APT) actors APT31 as significant espionage threats for 2024. The Vietnamese government, drawing on an analysis by Bkav, a top cybersecurity firm in Vietnam, has released a report highlighting […]

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