While there is currently a lack of specific cyberthreats, Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger urges organizations, especially those in critical infrastructure, to take precautions over the Labor Day weekend, as threat groups have taken advantage of previous holidays to conduct attacks.
After suffering a network systems outage that lasted at least a week in July, DuPage Medical Group, the largest multispeciality group practice in Illinois, is now reporting a data breach affecting more than 655,000 individuals.
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.
Bangkok Airways issued an apology late last week for a data breach that apparently compromised the personally identifiable information for an unstated number of its passengers. The LockBit ransomware gang claimed credit for the attack.
Local officials with the city of Rolle, located near Lake Geneva in Switzerland, have acknowledged that they initially misjudged the impact of a recent ransomware attack that reportedly led to the leak of residents' data on the darknet.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis initiatives unveiled by the Biden administration to enhance supply chain and critical infrastructure security and address the cybersecurity skills gap. Also featured: LockBit 2.0 ransomware rep 'tells all'; misconfigured Microsoft Power Apps.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Two large healthcare organizations - Memorial Health System in Ohio and University Medical Center of Southern Nevada - continue to mop up after recent cyberattacks apparently involving ransomware. The Ohio organization admits negotiating "a settlement" with attackers to obtain a decryptor.
Australia's data regulator says organizations hit by ransomware may be underreporting data breaches because they haven't thoroughly figured out if data was taken. But an "absence of evidence" of a data breach in a ransomware attack isn't sufficient to declare that no data was taken.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the cybercrime-as-a-service model and how law enforcement could potentially disrupt it. Also featured: T-Mobile probes a massive data breach; tackling abuse in the workplace.
The ransomware attack that targeted Colonial Pipeline Co. in May compromised the personal information of more than 5,800 individuals, mainly current and former employees, according to a breach notification letter.