China again accused the United States of cyberespionage as it seeks to reframe the global narrative on hacking. China's status as the world's worst cyber thief "annoys them tremendously," says Jim Lewis of CSIS. Beijing says it caught the NSA hacking into Northwestern Polytechnical University.
The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest ransomware trends from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, findings from the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board on the Log4j incident, and how security and privacy leaders are harmonizing new U.S. privacy laws.
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.
Automotive technology/parts supplier Denso confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack last week. Investigations are ongoing. The company has not disclosed the ransom demanded or the attacker's name, but dark web monitoring platform DarkTracer says it's the work of the Pandora ransomware group.
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A criminal hack attack has disrupted healthcare in Canada's easternmost province and resulted in the theft of patient information and personal details for healthcare employees. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador disclosed the apparent ransomware attack on Oct. 30, and has yet to restore all systems.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
Amid a surge in new international data privacy laws and regulations, it is becoming increasingly challenging for organizations to stay compliant. The first step: data classification. In this webinar, a panel of experts will explain how integrating data classification with necessary data protection tools such as DLP,...
Ransomware-wielding criminals continue to find innovative new ways to extort victims, develop technically and sidestep skills shortages by delivering ransomware as a service, said Robert Hannigan, the former head of U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, in his Infosecurity Europe 2021 virtual keynote speech.
Australian spies should be allowed to take offensive action against some of the world's most prominent ransomware gangs, says Tim Watts, a member of Australia's Parliament who says the move, proposed under the Labor Party's push for a national ransomware strategy, would deter attackers.
Organisations in Australia have expanded their use of encryption to protect cloud and on-premises data and applications, but what challenges are they facing? And what tools do they find most effective?
The 2021 Australia Encryption Trends Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Entrust, will be...
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
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