Yet another organization has acknowledged it opted to pay cyberattackers after its systems were infected with ransomware, the file-encrypting malware that has become one of the most dreaded menaces across the internet.
In the latest ISMG Security Report, our editors examine the top concerns of security practitioners gathered at Infosecurity Europe, NIST's planned revision of its cybersecurity framework and U.S. government efforts to make sure patients can securely access their electronic health records.
A federal watchdog agency will investigate whether government monitoring of medical device security controls is adequate, it announced in an update of its priorities for the rest of this year. In a separate report, it raised serious concerns about the security of the Washington state Obamacare insurance exchange.
Researchers at RiskAnalytics have watched a botnet of compromised computers in the Ukraine and Russia become a growing hive of criminal activity, playing a role in everything from ransomware and click fraud to spam bots and stolen payment card marketplaces.
Cybercrime alert: In March, 93 percent of all phishing emails studied contained ransomware designed to forcibly encrypt PCs, says PhishMe chief operating officer Jim Hansen. In an interview, he offers insights on how to respond.
Ransomware threats like Cryptowall, TeslaCrypt and Locky are on the rise, targeting organizations of all sizes.
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Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, has seen first-hand the devastating impact of ransomware on healthcare entities. And he knows traditional defenses aren't enough to ward off attackers. What's needed is a whole new approach to user education.
A surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals is driving healthcare organizations large and small - as well as lawmakers and law enforcement agencies - to consider new and improved approaches to dealing with this evolving threat.
After Kansas Heart Hospital suffered a ransomware infection and paid the demanded ransom, its attackers demanded more. At that point, the hospital reportedly declined to comply, relying instead on its pre-prepared backup and recovery plan.
Too few organizations have in-house incident response teams. As a result, they lack the native ability to even detect evolving threats, such as ransomware, says Ann Barron-DiCamillo of Strategic Cyber Ventures in this video interview. What are the must-have response capabilities?
In a shocking twist, the developers behind the TelsaCrypt ransomware have apologized for their ransom campaign and released a master decryption key, which all victims can now use to unlock the malware.
In today's rapidly changing cyber threat environment, the federal government needs to take a lead role in making sure mobile device security is adequate, says security researcher Stephen Cobb, who analyzes ongoing investigations by the FTC and FCC in this audio interview.
Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, complexity, nuance and stealth. But human error, business compulsions and increasingly complex environments make it difficult to maintain adequate defenses, says Juniper Network's CTO for India and SAARC