The MyKings botnet, which has been spreading cryptominers and other malware, continues to grow in sophistication, using steganography to hide malicious updates, Sophos Labs reports. New research also shows attackers are exploiting the EternalBlue vulnerability in Windows.
While run-of-the-mill ransomware attacks continue, some crypto-locking malware gangs are bringing more advanced hacking skills to bear against targets, seeking the maximum possible payout, says cybersecurity expert Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec, who dubs the trend "ransomware 2.0."
New Orleans is setting an aggressive pace to restore services after a ransomware attack crippled the city's IT systems: fixing more than 450 servers and 3,500 endpoints in just 48 hours. It's work that would normally take weeks to months, but the city plans to do it must faster.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attacks on the city of New Orleans as well as other units of local government and schools. Also featured: discussion on security issues for IoT and legacy medical devices.
A Canadian medical testing lab acknowledges that it paid a ransom to "retrieve" data stolen by hackers in an incident that apparently did not involve ransomware. Find out about the unusual details of this incident.
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
Following a series of high-profile ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents over the last year, two U.S. senators have introduced a bill designed to help bolster cybersecurity for local school districts.
Suspicious code uploaded to VirusTotal points to Ryuk ransomware being used in a crypto-locking malware attack against New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has declared a state of emergency and the city is continuing its recovery, noting that no emergency services have been affected.
A large Atlanta-area manufacturer of wire and cable says it has brought some systems back online after what appears to be a ransomware infection. Southwire Co., based in Carrollton, Georgia, tweeted on Thursday that "we are doing all we can to minimize and resolve this disruption."
The city of Pensacola, Florida, on Tuesday was still recovering from a Saturday ransomware attack that occurred just one day after a shooting incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola. But the FBI reports that it has not identified a connection between the incidents.
A new malware campaign uses a Trojanized version of the game Tetris to target healthcare and educational institutions for credential stealing, according to Blackberry Cylance. Analysts have observed evidence of the threat actors attempting to deliver ransomware with the 'PyXie' Trojan.
Virtual Care Provider Inc., which provides cloud hosting and other services to more than 110 healthcare entities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is struggling to bounce back from a ransomware attack in which hackers demanded a $14 million ransom.
Election hacking is not just a US issue; it's a hot topic for every global democracy. And Joseph Carson of Thycotic is concerned that too many people are focused on the wrong elements of this topic. He analyzes the specific hacking techniques that demand attention.