New Orleans is setting an aggressive pace to restore services after a ransomware attack crippled the city's IT systems: fixing more than 450 servers and 3,500 endpoints in just 48 hours. It's work that would normally take weeks to months, but the city plans to do it must faster.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attacks on the city of New Orleans as well as other units of local government and schools. Also featured: discussion on security issues for IoT and legacy medical devices.
An alleged member of The Dark Overlord hacking group who apparently made dumbfounding operational security mistakes while trying to extort U.S. companies has pleaded not guilty. Nathan Wyatt is perhaps the only person associated with the notorious hacking group who left a clear digital trail.
A new cyberespionage campaign has targeted hundreds of manufacturing and other industrial firms in South Korea and has spread to other parts of Asia and Europe, CyberX reports. The apparent goal of the campaign is to steal trade secrets and intellectual property as well as credentials.
A Canadian medical testing lab acknowledges that it paid a ransom to "retrieve" data stolen by hackers in an incident that apparently did not involve ransomware. Find out about the unusual details of this incident.
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
Fraud prevention is a perpetual cat-and-mouse game as fraudsters develop new tools and uncover new ways to monetize their activities, says Anthony Cardoza of XTN Cognitive Security, who offers defensive insights.
The gang behind Maze ransomware has begun publicly identifying its victims and listing data that it exfiltrated from systems before leaving them crypto-locked. The intent is clear: By naming and shaming victims, the Maze gang is trying to compel them to pay.
Suspicious code uploaded to VirusTotal points to Ryuk ransomware being used in a crypto-locking malware attack against New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has declared a state of emergency and the city is continuing its recovery, noting that no emergency services have been affected.
How confident are security leaders in their enterprise cybersecurity posture? And in turn, how are business leaders marketing cyber confidence to customers and partners? Alex Pitigoi of Nominet shares insights and analysis from new research.
Even in the post-EMV era, payment card data is very much thriving on the dark web. Why is data still so accessible to fraudsters, and how can card issuers and merchants alike improve card data security? Christine El Eris of Fiserv discusses fraud trends.
In 2016, Retired Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor had a front-row seat to the election interference threat picture. Today, as a leader of U.S. CyberDome, what's his view on how well the U.S. is prepared to protect the 2020 federal election?
New research finds that hackers linked to the North Korean government are now renting the botnet created by TrickBot malware, as well as access to a highly customized malicious framework, to help further their goals - including targeting payment systems.