Drop everything and patch all Windows devices against the SMB flaw or else shut them down, security experts warn in the wake of the global outbreak of WannaCry ransomware infections. And they're predicting new infections will surge.
The massive WannaCry outbreak has led to allegations that some sectors and organizations, such as Britain's National Health Service, were widely infected because of widespread Windows XP use. In fact, unpatched Windows 7 systems may be partly to blame.
Microsoft has issued emergency security updates for some unsupported operating systems to protect against the global WannaCry ransomware outbreak. In addition, a researcher has accidentally disabled new infections from crypto-locking PCs, though he warns the respite will likely be temporary.
A fast-moving ransomware outbreak has compromised Spanish telco Telefonica, multiple National Health Service trusts in Britain and other organizations around the world. The attacks have been using the leaked "Equation Group" SMB exploit to penetrate networks.
While the federal health data breach tally shows that hacker incidents continue to rise in 2017, regulators are offering up some insights from their investigations into a handful of ransomware-related breaches reported in 2016.
In his world travels, Steve Durbin of the Information Security Forum sees the global cybersecurity industry coming of age. But he also sees the steady maturation of cybercriminals and their schemes. How can organizations best counter the changing threat landscape?
As an assistant U.S. attorney in northern Georgia, Nathan Kitchens has seen scores of cybercrime cases - especially ransomware attacks and business email compromises. And he has two words of advice to potential victims: Be prepared.
Organizations have more endpoints today than ever, and securing those endpoints is challenging, because it's rare that any one organization is responsible for all the endpoints that touch its network and servers, says Mike Spanbauer, vice president of research and strategy at NSS Labs.
As attorney general of the state of Georgia, Christopher Carr sees the rise of cybercrime. But he also sees the growth of the cybersecurity industry in response to criminal threats. How does he envision his role in protecting the state?
A recent ransomware attack on electronic health records and practice management software vendor Greenway Health, which affected several hundred physician group practices using its cloud-based applications, is a reminder to all healthcare providers of the risks that vendors can pose.
Warning: Drop everything and patch all the Windows things now. That's the alert being sounded by security researchers in the wake of attackers adopting Equation Group attack tools designed to exploit an SMB flaw and install DoublePulsar backdoor.
When she first joined the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Maria Ramirez prosecuted street gangs. Now she's cracking down on cyber gangs and is opening her case file to share lessons learned from cases involving business email compromise and ransomware.
When it comes to vulnerability management, many organizations opt to protect only their most critical security gaps - but, meanwhile, the criminals exploit the secondary vulnerabilities. Kevin Flynn of Skybox Security explains why context is everything in managing vulnerabilities.