A 24-year-old man living in England has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a ransomware scheme that targeted millions of computers across 20 countries, the U.K.'s National Crime Agency announced Tuesday.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth look at the ever-changing ransomware threat. Other topics: filling the DevSecOps skills gap and the repercussions of Australia's encryption-busting law.
Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents.
Arrests made last week by European, U.S. and other law enforcement agencies appear to have led to the closure of the "Dream Market" dark web site, which, in turn, disrupted certain ransomware attacks, according to an analysis by incident response firm Coveware.
Multi-stage attacks use diverse and distributed methods to circumvent existing defenses and evade detection - spanning endpoints, networks, email and other vectors in an attempt to land and expand. Meanwhile, individual tools including DLP, EDR, CASBs, email security and advanced threat protection are only designed to...
The ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. Plus, an update on the cost of the Norsk Hydro ransomware attack and the challenges of controlling real-time payments fraud.
Beazley Breach Response Services, a unit of global insurance company Beazley, reports that nearly half of the more than 3,300 breaches it investigated last year traced to a hack attack or malware infection. And half of those hacking/malware attacks were tied to business email compromise schemes.
CrowdStrike is out with its 2019 Global Threat Report, which includes a ranking of the most dangerous nation-state adversaries. The company's CTO, Dmitri Alperovitch, discusses the report's key findings about threats and threat actors.
A pair of U.S. chemical manufacturing companies have reportedly been struck by the LockerGoga ransomware over the past month and continue to recover from the same cyberattack that took down part of aluminum giant Norsk Hydro last week.
Reviewing 2018 attacks, Jon Clay of Trend Micro, says social engineering persists, including phishing attacks, while criminals also continue to steal credentials, lob ransomware at targets and push cryptomining malware.