The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
While nearly three-quarters of cybersecurity professionals would grade their organization's
ability to identify and mitigate a cyberattack, as above average or superior, nearly half have
been subject to a spear-phishing attack and a third have suffered a malware incident in the
last year. Further, over half of...
Cybersecurity professionals expect a spike in ransomware attacks against school districts and universities this fall as new hybrid learning environments go online and unpatched equipment that has spent months in the homes of students and faculty is reconnected to school networks.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing big businesses to rethink their security plans. For example, the National Football League is experimenting with "zero trust" architectures, while Jet Blue is focusing on more frequent risk assessments.
Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
WastedLocker, a ransomware strain that reportedly shut down Garmin's operations for several days in July, is designed to avoid security tools within infected devices, according to a technical analysis from Sophos.
Security experts say that ransomware victims too often treat the malware infection as an isolated event, when they should instead assume that attackers remain in their network until proven otherwise. Here are eight tips for dealing with ransomware and other intrusions and making a full recovery.
It's common for security researchers to be ignored when reporting a software vulnerability. The latest example - vulnerabilities found by Independent Security Evaluators in a router made by China-based Tenda.
Last year, 81 percent of organizations experienced one or more successful cyberattacks.
That's just one revelation in the 2020 Cyberthreat Defense Report that will make you reevaluate your security posture.
Filled with key insights and statistics, you'll learn how your IT security peers cope in a world that's...
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to pummel organizations. But labeling these as being just ransomware attacks often misses how much these incidents involve serious network intrusions, exfiltration of extensive amounts of data, data leaks and, as a result, reportable data breaches.
The University of California San Francisco says it paid a $1.14 million ransom earlier this month to obtain decryptor keys to unlock several servers within its school of medicine that were struck with ransomware.
In today's dynamic cyber world, third-party security is necessary but can be challenging to implement. How did a leading investment firm succeed in creating a robust and efficient third-party security process?
In this exclusive webinar, CAPTRUST IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance leader Jon Atchison will discuss the...
The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key.