Online attackers are increasingly targeting the financial services sector. John Fokker, head of cyber investigations at Trellix, says his firm has charted a 22% quarterly increase in ransomware attacks on financial services, and APT detections have risen by 37%. Here's how the industry must respond.
The number of major health data breaches posted to the federal tally so far in 2022 - and the total number of individuals affected by those breaches - has surged in recent weeks as reports of large hacking incidents continue to flow in to regulators.
Yet another ransomware-wielding group of criminals has hit an organization in the health sector. This time, it's cybercrime group RansomEXX, which has been trumpeting an attack against the Scottish Association for Mental Health. The crime gang says it has stolen more than 12GB of data from SAMH.
As the Ukrainian military resists Russian advances toward its major population centers, its IT security teams are contending with record cyber incidents - although the same is true of their eastern neighbors, with Russia reporting "unprecedented" cyberattacks on its networks.
The pandemic has raised the ante significantly for the attack surface and the level of insider threats facing healthcare sector entities, according to Dave Bailey, vice president of security services, and attorney Andrew Mahler, vice president of privacy and compliance, of consultancy CynergisTek.
It is critical for medical device manufacturers to take a threat modeling approach early in a product's design stage, say MITRE medical device cybersecurity experts Margie Zuk and Penny Chase, co-authors of the recently released Playbook for Threat Modeling Medical Devices commissioned by the FDA.
Hacking group MuddyWater, linked to the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, is targeting Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula to conduct espionage and intellectual property theft and to deploy ransomware and destructive malware. The campaign uses malicious documents to deploy RATs on systems.
Despite the drumbeat that began about a decade ago for healthcare entities to bolster their identity and access management, it is still an "incredibly weak" area for many, Lee Kim of HIMSS says. She discusses the effects of cyberattack trends and the Ukraine-Russia War on healthcare organizations.
Cybersecurity in Russia right now is complicated, owing to reprisals over its Ukraine invasion, leading to Russia launching its own root certificate to keep sites online; facing down "Russians only" RURansom wiper malware; and Avast being the latest business to suspend all operations in the country.
As Western cybersecurity officials warn that Russia's Ukraine invasion poses an elevated cybersecurity risk to all, kudos to Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity for offering free endpoint security and other defenses to the healthcare sector and power sectors, for at least four months.
Russia's National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents has published a list of 17,576 IP addresses and 166 domains that it says are targeting the country's information resources via distributed denial-of-service attacks. It also published a 20-point list of remediation measures.
Why didn't Russia unleash major cyberattacks against Ukrainian critical infrastructure ahead of its invasion troop advance? While theories abound, some experts warn that, unfortunately, this war and its cost to human life is only set to get worse.
Federal authorities are warning healthcare and public health sector entities to be proactive and vigilant to at least three main potential threat groups, as well as various wiper malware, linked with Russia's attack on Ukraine.
Since 2019, the Global Cyber Alliance has been using a custom IoT honeypot solution that identifies global attack risks and collects data about IoT attacks. Leslie Daigle discusses its findings about how threats have evolved and offers advice on how to better secure IoT devices and tech.
As Russia has invaded Ukraine, the likelihood of nation-state cyberattacks continue to escalate, and banks remain a top target. On this week's "Sound Off," David Pollino, the former CISO of PNC Bank, discusses how financial institutions should - and must - strengthen their incident response plans.