CISA is warning that local K-12 school districts are increasingly under assault by cyberthreats targeting vulnerable networks that are disrupting physical and virtual education throughout the U.S. The top security problems include ransomware, Trojans and other malware as well as DDoS attacks.
A 4GB data archive belonging to Panasonic India has been released by a hacker who waged an extortion plot. The company says no highly confidential data was revealed, but a look at the data suggests otherwise.
What critical factors should organizations consider before taking the step of paying extortionists a ransom in hopes of regaining access to systems or avoiding the release of data in the wake of a ransomware attack? Former FBI special agent Vincent D'Agostino provides guidance.
As organizations increasingly move to cloud services, have more work locations, adopt Bring-Your-Own-Device policies, and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their networks, their traditional way to protect a network perimeter must change. The castle-and-moat model of hardening network perimeters to prevent a...
Ransomware has become progressively more advanced resulting in median ransomware payments increasing by around 150% at the beginning of 2020,while showing no sign of slowing or stopping. Organizations must take a different approach to thwart these more aggressive and destructive attackers. The Attivo Networks Endpoint...
MITRE has launched a knowledge base named Shield that captures capabilities surrounding Active Defense and adversary engagements. The very first publication of this knowledge base is in the form of a matrix listing capabilities for Active Defense. From a defender's perspective, the ATT&CK matrix provides a data model...
Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national who founded the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, has been found guilty of money laundering in France and has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to media reports. He faces additional charges in the U.S. and Russia.
Are insurers getting cold feet over covering losses to ransomware? With claims due to ransomware skyrocketing, some insurers have reportedly been revising offerings to make it tougher for companies to claim for some types of cybercrime, including extortion.
Ransomware innovation seems to know no bounds, as crime gangs seek new ways to make crypto-locking malware ever more profitable. Beyond data-leak sites and affiliate programs, gangs have also been using call centers to cold-call victims, tell them they've been hit by ransomware and request payment.
Dutch HR firm Randstad and the public transportation agency of Vancouver, Canada, are continuing to recover from ransomware attacks. Both incidents appear to have involved Egregor ransomware, with Randstad reporting that data was exfiltrated and is now being leaked by attackers to try and force payment.
The gang behind the Conti ransomware variant has posted data to its darknet website that it says it stole during a ransomware attack on industrial IoT chipmaker Advantech last month. The company reportedly confirmed the attack on Monday.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how cybercriminals are ditching banking Trojans in favor of ransomware attacks. Also featured: Defending against deep fakes; supporting a dispersed workforce.