Fresh strains of ransomware are being distributed by attackers who gain remote access to organizations' networks to infect them with Phobos, as well as via cracked-software sites that share adware installers inside which STOP ransomware has been hidden.
Cybercrime outfits appeared to take a vacation around the December holidays. But attacks involving Emotet, Hancitor and Trickbot have resurged following their December slowdown, as has the Fallout exploit kit, lately serving GandCrab ransomware.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report is an in-depth look at why ransomware remains a pervasive threat and how it's evolving. Also featured: updates on venture capital investments in cybersecurity and a study of vulnerabilities in industrial remotes.
Most companies have huge gaps in their cyber defenses, and can be compromised at will by a determined hacker. The industry even has a term for it: Assume Breach.
Join Roger A. Grimes, a 30-year computer consultant, for this webinar where he explores the latest research on what's wrong with current defenses and how...
Ransomware attacks continue, with the city of Del Rio, Texas, saying its operations have been disrupted by crypto-locking malware. Meanwhile, CryptoMix ransomware urges victims to pay ransoms, claiming it will fund treatments for seriously ill children, while GandCrab gets distributed via malvertising attacks.
The NIS Directive, effective since May 2018, aims to standardize the security practices of Essential Services entities and their digital service providers to better defend against cyber attacks. Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a critical aspect of cyber defense, and responds to many of the NIS Directive's most...
A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranians for allegedly waging SamSam ransomware attacks on more than 200 entities, including Atlanta and other municipalities and six healthcare organizations. They collected $6 million in ransoms and caused more than $30 million in losses to victims, U.S. prosecutors allege.
Cybercrime gangs continue to update or issue fresh versions of malware to mine for cryptocurrency, deliver crypto-locking ransomware, steal passwords and facilitate online bank account heists, according to new research reports.
The 10th annual IRISSCERT Cyber Crime Conference, to be held Thursday in Dublin, promises to round up crime trends and also offer updates on incident response lessons learned, spam fighting and even cybersecurity essentials for children.
When it comes to bots, evolution is the name of the game. Nefarious bots are one of the fastest growing and fluid threats facing cyber security experts today. In fact, the information in the eBook may be out of date by the time you even read it - that is how dramatic the evolution is.
So, does that mean that you...
Healthcare is the 2nd biggest contributing industry to overall breaches in 2017 with 334 breaches. Data breaches are crippling to any business, but are extra hard on healthcare organizations, considering the vast amount of sensitive information consumers trust them with and the irreparable damage to reputation that...
A slick ransomware-as-a-service operation called Kraken Cryptor has begun leveraging the Fallout exploit kit to help it score fresh victims, researchers from McAfee and Recorded Future warn. Absent offline backups, victims have little chance of recovering from its crypto-locking attacks.
Good news for anyone whose data has been crypto-locked by attackers wielding GandCrab, the year's most aggressive strain of ransomware: You may be able to get your data back, thanks to a free decryptor.
"Know your customer" is a familiar refrain in business circles. But as threat actors grow in number, sophistication and cross-channel schemes, it is increasingly important for organizations to also have a clear picture of their potential attackers - whether they are nation-states, cybercrime gangs or lone...