As ransomware gangs attempt to boost their illicit profits, the RagnarLocker ransomware gang has brought a new tactic to bear: installing a full virtual machine on victims' systems to hide their crypto-locking malware while it forcibly encrypts files, security firm Sophos warns.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
Because it's inevitable that some attackers will get around defenses, Kettering Health Network added an extra layer of endpoint security to help mitigate the risks posed by ransomware and other cyberthreats, says Michael Berry, director of information security. He describes what's unusual about the approach.
With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and the global shift to work from home, Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black sees a corresponding increase in hacking and espionage attempts against U.S. agencies, businesses and citizens. He says add "digital distancing" to your precautions.
Visser Precision, a U.S. manufacturer that supplies Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Tesla and SpaceX, appears to have been hit by the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang, which has begun leaking internal data and threatening to leak more unless the victim pays a ransom.
Bad news on the ransomware front: Victims that choose to pay attackers' ransom demands - in return for the promise of a decryption tool - last quarter paid an average of $84,116, according to Coveware. But gangs wielding Ryuk and Sodinokibi - aka REvil - often demanded much more.
Emotet malware alert: The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet malware attacks. It urges all organizations to immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers.
In today's digital environment, protecting sensitive information and sales transaction data is of critical importance. Technology and advanced loyalty programs are driving the collection of additional data, causing consumers to pay more attention to the types of data they are willing to share with merchants.
With all of the tools deployed for
endpoint detection and response,
enterprises today are often overwhelmed
by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson
of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis
paralysis," Sophos has launched its
Managed Threat Response service.
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The evolution of...
What is the risk of having too many cybersecurity tools? Compromised visibility because of "tool sprawl". Enterprises are now awakening to this challenge and attempting to overcome it.
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How "tool sprawl" has created industry fatigue;
The resulting loss of visibility;
With all of the tools deployed for endpoint detection and response, enterprises today are often overwhelmed by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis paralysis," Sophos has just launched its Managed Threat Response service. Thompson details its offerings.With all of the tools...
There is a key shift in the
threat landscape as attackers focus more on attacking
key endpoints and infrastructure. As a result, many
organizations are developing security blind spots.
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Shifts in threat activity;
Blind spots in cyber defenses & how to regain...
Today's business environment is anything but simple. The always-connected and on-the-go workforce is demanding more flexibility in working whenever, wherever, and on any device. In short, organizations are constantly faced with managing and connecting more devices, applications, networks, and users. It's no wonder...
Users have adopted the cloud, changing the way we work - has your security kept up?
Security gaps are widening more than ever as more users work remotely, more unmanaged devices connect to the network, and more threats evolve to take advantage of these vulnerabilities.
To keep your users safe, you need deep...
Mike Cotton of Digital Defense sees a key shift in the threat landscape, as attackers focus more on attacking key endpoints and infrastructure. As a result, many organizations are developing security blind spots. Cotton explains how to regain visibility.