Carly Page

Carly Page

Reporter, Cybersecurity

Carly Page covers the cybersecurity beat for TechCrunch. She is a freelance technology journalist with more than a decade of experience in the industry, and served as editor of The INQUIRER from 2012 to 2019. You can reach her at

The Latest from Carly Page

Financial software firm Ion Group battles LockBit ransomware attack

Ion Group, a Dublin-based software company that helps financial institutions automate their critical business processes, has been hit by a ransomware attack that forced several European and U.S. banks

Google Fi says hackers accessed customers’ information

Google’s cell network provider Google Fi has confirmed a data breach, likely related to the recent security incident at T-Mobile, which allowed hackers to steal millions of customers’ informat

US announces it seized Hive ransomware gang’s leak sites and decryption keys

The infrastructure behind Hive, one of the most prolific ransomware operations, has been seized by law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe. Hive saw its dark web portal seized as part

US federal agencies hacked using legitimate remote desktop tools

The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agency has warned that criminal financially motivated hackers compromised federal agencies using legitimate remote desktop software. CISA said in a joint advisory

LastPass owner GoTo says hackers stole customers’ backups

LastPass’ parent company GoTo — formerly LogMeIn — has confirmed that cybercriminals stole customers’ encrypted backups during a recent breach of its systems. The breach was first confirme

Twitter’s data leak response is a lesson in how not to do cybersecurity

For startups trying to avoid making the same mistake and running afoul of watchful U.S. regulators: Watch what Musk-led Twitter is doing, and do the opposite.

Taco Bell, KFC owner says data stolen during ransomware attack

Yum Brands, the parent company of fast-food chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has confirmed that company data was stolen in a ransomware attack. TechCrunch first learned of an apparent incident aff

Maritime giant DNV says 1,000 ships affected by ransomware attack

DNV, a Norwegian shipping classification society, has confirmed its systems were hit by a ransomware attack, affecting around 1,000 ships that rely on its technology. The Oslo-based DNV said in a stat

Royal Mail CEO confirms cyberattack downed UK postal service

Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson has confirmed that a cyberattack is to blame for the ongoing disruption at the U.K. postal giant. The admission comes almost a week after Royal Mail first said it was hi

Is ChatGPT a cybersecurity threat?

Since its debut in November, ChatGPT has become the internet’s new favorite plaything. The AI-driven natural language processing tool rapidly amassed more than 1 million users, who have used the web

The Guardian confirms ransomware attack stole employee data

British newspaper The Guardian has confirmed that cybercriminals accessed the personal details of U.K. staff members during a ransomware attack last month. The Guardian confirmed the data breach in a

Royal Mail warns of severe disruption after ‘cyber incident’

U.K. postal service Royal Mail has said it’s experiencing “severe service disruption” following a cyber incident. In a statement published Wednesday, Royal Mail said it was unable to

Hackers stole data of 460,000 individuals in MFHS ransomware attack

Pennsylvania-based nonprofit health provider Maternal & Family Health Services has confirmed cybercriminals accessed the sensitive data of close to half a million people. MFHS revealed last week t

Supreme Court declines to block WhatsApp lawsuit over NSO phone hacking

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block a lawsuit brought by WhatsApp challenging the alleged mass phone hacking by Israeli spyware maker NSO Group. Meta-owned WhatsApp first filed a suit against

Rackspace says hackers accessed customer data during ransomware attack

Cloud computing giant Rackspace has confirmed hackers accessed customer data during last month’s ransomware attack. The attack, which Rackspace first confirmed on December 6, impacted the compan

MegaCortex ransomware victims can now recover stolen files for free

Victims of the MegaCortex ransomware can now recover their encrypted files for free, thanks to the release of a new file decryptor. The free decryptor was built by cybersecurity firm Bitdefender and t

US family planning nonprofit MFHS says patient medical data stolen in ransomware attack

U.S. nonprofit healthcare giant Maternal & Family Health Services has confirmed hackers accessed sensitive patient, financial and medical information months earlier. In an advisory published on it

CircleCI warns customers to rotate ‘any and all secrets’ after hack

CircleCI, a company whose development products are popular with software engineers, has urged users to rotate their secrets following a breach of the company’s systems. The San Francisco–headq

Hackers claim ransomware attack on Los Angeles housing authority

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, or HACLA, has confirmed it is investigating a cybersecurity incident shortly after the LockBit ransomware gang claimed responsibility for a cyberatta

Meet the cybercriminals of 2022

Arrested, seized, doxed and detained. These are just some of the ways police and prosecutors around the world took down the biggest cybercrime operations of the year, even if it meant resorting to new
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