Two cybercrime ecosystem cornerstones today are high-end bulletproof hosting services and ransomware, says Mark Arena, CEO of Intel 471. He notes that ransomware-as-a-service operations don't function like gangs or the Mafia, but rather as individuals collaborating "based on a culture of mistrust."
Advanced persistent threat actors will continue to "up their game," including taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic even as its impact diminishes, says Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
The U.S. has seized the domains of 36 websites linked with Iran and Iraq for allegedly publishing disinformation and running malicious influencing campaigns targeting Americans. Those running the sites violated sanctions by not obtaining a license to buy domain names from U.S. companies.
How can financial institutions deal with the problem of authorized push payment fraud? Three experts - Karen Boyer of People’s United Bank, Alasdair MacFarlane of NatWest Bank and Dave Excell of Featurespace - offer their insights on best practices.
The European Commission has proposed creating a Joint Cyber Unit to help EU member states respond to and prevent cyberattacks, especially those involving ransomware. The goal is for the unit to begin operations by the end of next year.
Federal agencies could have prevented follow-on attacks after the SolarWinds supply chain attack by using recommended firewall configurations, but this step isn't always feasible, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says.
Cybercriminals and nation-states are attempting to recruit insiders at companies around the world to help steal credentials and intellectual property, says Joseph Blankenship, vice president and research director at Forrester, who offers risk mitigation insights.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including NATO's new cyber defense policy, the outlook for congressional regulatory action to address the ransomware threat, and cybersecurity comments by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin.
After U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cybersecurity issues at their Wednesday summit meeting in Geneva, security experts and analysts began sizing up what the next steps might be following what some are calling a "transformational moment."
Just before Wednesday's U.S.-Russia summit, at which cybercrime was high on the agenda, authorities in Ukraine announced they had busted six suspected members of the Clop ransomware operation. Security experts say these apparently were midlevel players, with Clop's main operators likely based in Russia.
The Microsoft 365 Defender research team says it has “disrupted a large-scale business email compromise infrastructure hosted in multiple web services.” It describes in a blog post how the BEC fraud scheme worked.
With the RSA Conference virtual this year, ISMG replaced its two live on-site studios with a suite of home studios and produced a diverse group of interviews on timely topics with thought leaders who will be solving cybersecurity's most urgent problems.
RSA Security LLC has spun off its fraud and risk intelligence business into a stand-alone company named Outseer. The new company will be led by Reed Taussig as CEO, and it will serve a worldwide customer and partner community.