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.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why cyber defense teams need to think more like attackers. Plus, a case study on cross-border payment fraud, and an expert's take on security for the 2020 elections.
ISMG and Nominet recently hosted a NYC roundtable discussion on the topic of cyber confidence. Dave Polton of Nominet reflects on the key takeaways and why cyber confidence is now one of the sector's hottest topics.
How does one make cloud a prominent part of enterprise security strategy? Is the cloud inherently more secure than on-prem? These were among the discussion points of a recent Dallas executive roundtable. Alex Pitigoi of Nominet shares her takeaways from the event.
Black Hat Europe returned to London last week, featuring two days of briefings covering topics from cryptography and breach response to exploit development and application security. Plus, a packed business hall offered technical demonstrations. Here are visual highlights of the event.
One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
German automaker BMW was hit by suspected Vietnamese hackers in an apparent industrial espionage attack, German media outlet Bayerischer Rundfunk reports, adding that the same attackers apparently also targeted South Korea's Hyundai. Experts say Vietnamese government-backed APT attackers are on the rise.
CISOs need to begin investigating the use of quantum-proof cryptography to ensure security is maintained when extremely powerful quantum computers that can crack current encryption are implemented, says Professor Alexander Ling, principal investigator at the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.
Internet crime has grown so rapidly that law enforcement is outpaced. Here's the story of how a Manhattan doctor lost $200,000 in an internet scam, and why he's struggling to get law enforcement's attention.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
Security experts speaking on the ending "locknote" panel at this year's Black Hat Europe highlighted trends from the conference, including the rise of fuzzing, simplification via the cloud, increasing vendor transparency as well as the industry too often still failing to focus on the basics.
Applying offensive hacking expertise and a more adversarial mindset to better hone not just network defenses but also public policy is proving effective, says Jeff Moss, founder and creator of the Black Hat conference.