Researchers Link NotPetya Outbreak and Kiev Power Grid Outage to one Hacking Group

Depending on how one looks at the world, coincidence is either a common thing or doesn’t exist at all. In the world of cyberthreats, it would seem the latter is the more common conclusion. New research shows the NotPetya ransomware attack, as well as a disruption of Ukraine’s power grid, are linked together by one common denominator. The Industroyer Backdoor Threat Security researchers often wonder if there are any hidden connections between recent disruptive cyber threat events.

Law Firms Are Opening Bitcoin Wallets to Prepare for Data Breaches

Rather than waiting until it’s too late, law firms are opening up bitcoin wallets to pay ransoms in case their data is stolen, according to a cybersecurity expert. John Sweeney, president of IT and cybersecurity advisors LogicForce, said that law firms are taking proactive steps rather than reactive steps. However, while he doesn’t necessarily agree with paying ransoms, he said that it ‘makes sense’ to be prepared, reports Business Insider.