In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why security teams are still unprepared for cyberattacks over weekends and holidays, which experts warn is when attackers love to strike.
Financial health is now inextricably tied to identity safety, which makes delivering modern digital safety and security critical for financial institutions – especially those looking to attract younger consumers. Winning hard-to-please millennials and Gen Z requires an FI to differentiate itself with compelling...
Many employees are likely to begin looking for the flexibility and ease that remote work offers even as the pandemic wanes, turning many previously in-person government workplaces into hybrid ones.
As agencies begin to support a more permanent remote future, it’s critical that they build security in every
Healthcare organizations cannot adequately protect the safety and privacy of their patients and staff unless they have efficient, accurate systems to manage third-party identity risk.
By managing third-party risk at the identity level, healthcare organizations can make better-informed access decisions. Adopting a...
Dutch police have detained Moscow businessman Denis Dubnikov after the U.S. accused him of receiving bitcoins worth $400,000 paid to Ryuk as ransoms by its victims. The U.S. is seeking to extradite the suspect, as the Biden administration's crackdown on ransomware continues.
A global pandemic has transformed the way companies operate, increasing reliance on remote work and cloud-based services. These transformations, however, increase the number of digital risks enterprises are exposed to. The overall lack of control and visibility of cloud-based services, shadow IT, and unsecure internet...
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.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the critical importance of addressing security risks involving legacy systems and devices - including specialty software and gear - that are often difficult for entities to replace. What steps should entities take?
The outages of the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware operation have been due to a coordinated law enforcement effort involving the U.S. and foreign partners, aimed at disrupting the group's attack capabilities, Reuters reports.
How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
With deep national security implications, the cyber risks associated with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) are perhaps the most urgent. Threat actors have realized that targeting vulnerable companies across the defense supply chain can be not only a profitable enterprise but also an alternate method to accessing...
Cybersecurity experts have been
and remain concerned about a potential attack on the U.S.
election infrastructure. With Russian interference
in the 2016 elections, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
(CISA) undertook the mission to ensure free and...
In 2020, reports indicated that cyberattacks on the healthcare industry more than doubled from 2019, with
ransomware accounting for 28 percent of all attacks. Unlike previous attacks focused
primarily on providers, the COVID-19 pandemic
exposed vulnerabilities in the entire healthcare sector.
Police in Ukraine have arrested two members of a ransomware operation they say has targeted businesses in North American and Europe, leading to victim losses totaling at least $150 million. The operation also involved French cyber police, the FBI and Interpol, backed by Europol's European Cybercrime Center.
Though ransomware is not a new type of malware, it is becoming ever more pervasive and ransom demands are only getting higher.
What is the key to ransomware’s success?
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How ransomware has remained a persistent threat
Common attack methods
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