The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
Security executives at Black Hat USA 2022 discuss the latest cybersecurity trends from confidential computing and unified threat hunting languages to attack surface management and recovery services, social engineering campaigns and blockchain vulnerabilities.
ISMG caught up with 11 security executives in Las Vegas on Tuesday to discuss everything from open-source intelligence and Web3 security to training new security analysts and responding to directory attacks. Here's a look at some of the most interesting things we heard from industry leaders.
The era of pandemic-induced telework is also the era of higher reliance on mobile devices for sensitive workplace information - meaning we're likewise living in the age of fretful chief information security officers, a new survey concludes. "Companies are still struggling" to secure mobile devices.
This year's winner of RSA Conference's prestigious Innovation Sandbox Contest has completed its first major funding round, earning backing from CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz. Talon has received $100 million to support more operating systems, add more capabilities and boost existing integrations.
How many organizations fall victim to a ransomware outbreak? How many victims pay a ransom? How many victims see stolen data get leaked? A new study from the EU's cybersecurity agency ENISA offers answers, but carries major caveats due to rampant underreporting of such attacks.
While reports of big health data compromises involving unencrypted computers have been sinking for years, the recent theft of an iPad from a locked storage room - along with the tablet's password - is a reminder that mobile device mishaps can lead to breaches affecting tens of thousands of patients.
Ransomware-as-a-service, supply chain attacks and the Russia/Ukraine war - they all are factors behind the growing need for digital executive protection outside the traditional workplace. Chris Pierson of BlackCloak shares new research and insights.
In an organization, people are the ones who develop and sustain organizational strategy. Talented people are discovering that it's possible to leave a toxic environment so they can breathe and thrive. Marco Túlio Moraes explores how to retain both talent and strategy.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter - the last in the series - is titled "Building an Effective Defense."
If you were a nation with legions of hackers at your disposal, seeking to sidestep crippling international sanctions, would you look to ransomware to fund your regime? That question is posed by new research that finds state-sponsored North Korean hackers haven't stopped their ransomware experiments.