In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the state of cyber insurance today and why its future is uncertain; applying a security-by-design reliability model to analyze vulnerabilities; and how Russia takes down members of the REvil ransomware group as cyber aggressions in Ukraine rise.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week are attributable to any group or nation-state along with updates to the cybersecurity executive order and illicit cryptocurrency trends.
The U.K. government is considering new measures to boost cybersecurity standards in the country. The proposed laws recommend levying large fines on essential digital service providers for noncompliance with strict cybersecurity rules, and improving incident reporting.
In a span of just days, two prominent congressmen who have long advanced cybersecurity at the federal level announced that they will not be seeking reelection in 2022. Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and John Katko, R-N.Y., will, however, pursue a cyber agenda throughout the remainder of their terms.
VPN Lab, known for its alleged wide use by ransomware threat actors, has been shut down. Fifteen servers associated with VPNLab.net were seized or disrupted based on multiple international investigations tying the VPN service provider to cybercrime operations, according to Europol.
In the midst of a global pandemic, the federal breach tally shows that a record number of major health data breaches were reported in the U.S. in 2021, and the overwhelming majority of them involved hacking/IT incidents. Will those trends continue in 2022?
The FCC is considering changes to its breach notification requirements for telecommunication companies. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed in a statement this week that the agency is strengthening its rules for both customer and federal law enforcement notification of breaches involving customer proprietary...
A family medical practice is notifying nearly 200,000 individuals that their information was compromised in a 2020 ransomware attack on cloud hosting vendor Netgain Technology, an incident that also affected several of the vendor's other clients and hundreds of thousands of their patients.
Maryland officials confirm that a December cyberattack on the state's health department, which is still disrupting some services, involved ransomware - but that no ransom was paid. Also, lawsuits have been filed against a Florida specialty pharmacy in the wake of a November cyber incident.
Police in Ukraine have arrested five individuals on suspicion of using ransomware to extort more than 50 companies across the United States and Europe, as well as to provide an IP-changing service to international hackers to help them distribute malware, steal sensitive data and disrupt sites.
Amid a surge in cryptocurrency investment - particularly across DeFi - blockchain experts warn that lax security was a main factor in $1.3 billion in cryptoassets being lost to hacks, exploits and scams in 2021. The losses, according to CertiK, rose from $500 million in 2020.
Healthcare and public health sector entities must heed the warnings this week by federal authorities of Russian state-sponsored cyberthreats to critical infrastructure organizations, some experts say. Why are the stakes so high?
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
U.S. authorities are warning healthcare sector entities of rising threats involving Pysa ransomware and the cybercriminal gang Mespinoza, which operates the malware variant. Meanwhile, healthcare entities in the U.S. and globally continue to battle an assortment of cyberattacks and their fallout.
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has been ordered by a watchdog to not retain for longer than six months any personal data it stores pertaining to individuals who reside in the EU, unless it has ascertained that the individuals are tied to an investigation or criminal activities.