The U.S. is on "borrowed time" for a major cyberattack that could potentially seriously disrupt critical infrastructure, but the nation can secure its systems and resources to avoid such cybersecurity disasters, says Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-California.
The Cyber Threat Alliance just celebrated its fifth birthday, and President and CEO J. Michael Daniel says the membership and information sharing both are growing at an impressive pace. He discusses the surge in ransomware and how organizations should respond.
Novartis says no sensitive information was compromised in an alleged attack involving the drugmaker's data showing up for sale on the dark web. The incident comes as new reports warn of a surge in cyberattacks on healthcare sector entities and the return of Emotet malware.
U.S. government agencies have issued a warning to organizations in the country against paying ransom to the Karakurt data extortion group. The threat actor's promises to delete stolen data and not disclose the security incident to the public if its demands are met are false, the agencies say.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the trending topics at this year's RSA Conference, how security researchers are tracking a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office and what Broadcom's acquisition of VMware means for security.
The 15th edition of the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report examines the rapid growth in ransomware, along with other threat vectors. Chris Novak, global director of the Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Business Group, discusses key findings and reviews the security landscape.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how security researchers have warned of a new attack campaign targeting 1,200 cloud-based Elasticsearch databases. It also revisits the Kaseya supply chain attack and examines how we can mitigate mobile phone fraud.
The BlackCat ransomware group, aka ALPHV, which is said to be a rebrand of BlackMatter or DarkSide, has now targeted the Austrian state of Carinthia. The attack has "severely affected" government services in the state, says Gerd Kurath, a state spokesperson.
The FBI is warning the U.S. higher education sector about compromised sensitive credentials and network access information advertised for sale across various public and dark web forums. The agency states that this access to credentials could potentially lead to a cyberattack.
Ransomware gang Black Basta, which came to prominence in April, has claimed responsibility on its leak site for a ransomware attack on AGCO. An AGCO spokesperson confirmed to ISMG that employee data was exfiltrated during an attack but did not comment on Black Basta's claims of responsibility.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss the alarming, bizarre case of a cardiologist in Venezuela charged with developing malware and recruiting affiliates, recent ransomware and data leak incidents in healthcare and how the economy is causing mature cybersecurity startups to slow hiring.
When Colonial Pipeline suffered an outage in May 2021 as a result of an attack by the DarkSide crime syndicate, numerous governments changed their approach to ransomware and began treating it as a national security threat, says Rapid7's Jen Ellis. She details what needs to happen next.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
Alberto Hasson, the CISO at ICL Group, discusses how to avoid becoming the next victim of a ransomware or other malware attack. He outlines what defenders can do to close gaps in their defense strategies and how they can mitigate attackers' ever-evolving tactics.
Criminals are doubling down on their use of information-stealing malware, such as Cryptobot, RedLine Stealer and QuilClipper, to steal private keys and siphon off cryptocurrency being stored in internet-connected hot wallets or to raid cryptocurrency holders' online exchange accounts.