Ransomware group Conti, which has been holding to ransom crypto-locked Costa Rican government systems since April, has claimed on its leak site Conti News that it has "insiders" in the country's government, and that they are working toward the compromise of "other systems."
U.S. authorities have charged a cardiologist based in Venezuela with developing and selling multiple strains of ransomware, including Jigsaw and Thanos, as well as recruiting affiliates to use the crypto-locking malware against victims in return for a cut of any ransoms paid.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
In its most recent assault against a healthcare entity, ransomware-as-a-service operator AvosLocker claims to be behind an attack allegedly involving data theft from Texas-based CHRISTUS Health, which operates hundreds of healthcare facilities in the U.S., Mexico and South America.
If you were a nation with legions of hackers at your disposal, seeking to sidestep crippling international sanctions, would you look to ransomware to fund your regime? That question is posed by new research that finds state-sponsored North Korean hackers haven't stopped their ransomware experiments.
In the latest update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss the intriguing insights exposed by the leak of ransomware gang Conti's internal communications, the U.S. Treasury's first-ever sanctions on a cryptocurrency mixer and the latest cyber activity in Russia's hybrid war.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, cybersecurity officials say the risk of attack spillover - and perhaps the direct targeting of critical infrastructure sectors outside Ukraine - remains high. The memo for CISOs is clear: Remain prepared.
A recent ransomware attack disclosed by a medication management systems provider is the latest reminder of persistent cybersecurity threats and risks facing healthcare supply chain and related vendors, as well as their customers. What's at stake?
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, what cybersecurity lessons should be learned? At the CyberUK conference in Wales, cybersecurity czars focused on surprises - including low online attack volume and the role of hacktivists - and lauded Ukraine's cyber resilience, honed by years of stress testing.
Russia's use of wiper malware, DDoS attacks and targeted disinformation show it no longer depends on traditional methods in its war with Ukraine. John Walker, a professor and counterintelligence expert, says organizations need to be "more realistic" about how they handle cyberattacks.
CERT-In has mandated that starting June 28, both government and private organizations in the country must inform the agency within six hours of discovering a cybersecurity incident. What do CISOs feel about this, and how are they planning to approach this new requirement?
The Ukrainian CERT has issued a statement saying that a "massive" Jester Stealer malware distribution campaign, designed to steal authentication data, is currently underway. The malware, operated by an unknown attacker, self-destructs after its operation is complete, the agency's statement says.
The massive leak of internal communications from the Conti ransomware group has highlighted the extent to which cybercrime syndicates regularly beg, borrow, steal or sometimes even partner or collaborate, all in pursuit of increasing their illicit profits.
The U.S. Department of State is offering rewards of up to $10 million for information that leads to the identification or location of any individual who holds a key leadership position in the Conti ransomware variant transnational organized crime group.
Two signs that the tide may finally, if slowly, be turning on ransomware: The number of victims who choose to pay continues to decline, while the amount they pay - when they choose to do so - recently dropped by one-third, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware.