Ten U.S. senators this week wrote to the secretaries of both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation inquiring about specific measures they plan to pursue to prevent and respond to cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure.
The websites of Expresso and SIC, Portugal's largest news publications, remain offline for a third day. A ransomware attack on the parent company Impresa Group was carried out by the Lapsus$ ransomware group - a relatively new bad actor that has made three high-impact attacks in less than a month.
In an update on the Apache Log4j vulnerability, Microsoft says exploitation attempts and testing for vulnerable systems and devices remained "high" through late December. This comes after security leaders have identified sophisticated and even state-backed attacks targeting vulnerable devices.
Remember Y2K? Widespread disruption was feared since systems that rendered dates as two digits needed to be updated to work with four. Well, Microsoft Exchange just issued a workaround to fix a fatal error that disrupted email delivery due to a date check failure with the change of the New Year.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the ransomware-as-a-service model shifted in 2021, the rise of fraud in faster payments and how to prevent it, and one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features highlights from interviews in 2021 and examines President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity, ransomware response advice and assessing hidden business risks.
As network defenders continue to patch or mitigate against the remote code execution vulnerability in the Java-based logging utility Log4j, several cybersecurity vendors - and the U.S. CISA - have issued scanning and assessment tools to speed up the identification process.
ISMG's global editorial team reflects on the top cybersecurity news and analysis from 2021 and looks ahead to the trends already shaping 2022. From ransomware to Log4j, here is a compilation of major news events, impacts and discussions with leading cybersecurity experts on what to expect in the new year.
A ransomware operation called Vice Society has claimed credit for attacks that hit two groups of independently owned and operated Spar-branded stores in England and the Isle of Man earlier this month. Threat intelligence firm Kela says thousands of stolen documents have been dumped online.
A ransomware attack disrupted the operations of Norway-based media company Amedia, which publishes more than 70 newspapers for 2 million readers. The Tuesday attack on the company's computer systems forced it to shut the presses, says Amedia's executive vice president of technology, Pål Nedregotten.
ONUS, one of Vietnam's largest cryptocurrency platforms, has reportedly fallen victim to a ransomware attack that has been traced to Apache's remote code execution vulnerability, Log4j, via third-party payment software. CrowdStrike has also detected Chinese APT activity around the logging flaw.
Another Log4j patch has been released by the Apache Software Foundation, the nonprofit supporting Apache's open-source software projects. Its Log4j version 2.17.1 fixes a newly disclosed remote code execution vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-44832.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022, which contains $768 billion in defense spending - 5% more than 2021 - and several cybersecurity provisions, including expansion of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Two years into the pandemic, pharmaceutical firms remain a top target for cybercriminals, and that trend will undoubtedly persist in 2022, says Paul Prudhomme, a former Department of Defense threat analyst who is now a researcher with cybersecurity threat intelligence firm IntSights.
Preventing rogue device attacks is a critical component of Baptist Health's zero trust strategy, says Michael Erickson, CISO of the healthcare delivery system, which operates nine hospitals and other care facilities in Kentucky and Indiana.