The FBI says reported losses due to internet crime last year totaled $1.3 billion, based on nearly 300,000 complaints logged with its Internet Complaint Center. It warns that CEO fraud, ransomware, tech-support fraud and extortion are becoming increasingly prevalent.
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Does a ransomware infection count as a reportable data breach? When a financial or healthcare gets hit with ransomware, does that violate their compliance of consumer data?
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Good news: Exploits kits are in decline, thanks to concerted efforts to disrupt their efficacy. Unfortunately, criminals are diversifying their attacks, focusing more on social engineering - including tech-support scams - and malicious spam campaigns.
Ransomware is on its way to becoming a $1 billion industry, by some estimates, and possibly 50 percent of enterprises have dealt with it so far. Darius Goodall of Barracuda discusses the best way to defend against the newest strains.
Microsoft has sought to get in front of a brewing controversy over whether it unfairly disables third-party anti-virus products in Windows 10. The company is seeking to dampen charges that are reminiscent of its years-long legal tangles with global antitrust regulators.
One month after the SMB-targeting WannaCry worm outbreak began spreading globally, Honda discovered fresh infections at multiple facilities, and was forced to temporarily idle one plant as a result of the ransomware.
South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Sixty-five percent of security leaders consider their organizations' security postures to be above average or superior. But only 29 percent are very confident in their security controls. Neustar's Tom Pageler analyzes results of Strategic Cybersecurity Investments Study.
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Phishing attacks have seen a meteoric rise in the last year as attackers continue to refine their tactics and share successful attack types. In particular, they've taken advantage of the malware-as-a-service offerings on the dark web in order to increase the efficiency and volume of attacks.
Britain's security services have reportedly concluded that the WannaCry ransomware outbreak was launched by Lazarus group, a hacking team tied to North Korea. Attribution aside, security experts question how many organizations can defend themselves against Lazarus attacks.