The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.
Phishing attacks have come a long way from the spray-and-pray emails of just a few decades ago. Now they’re more targeted, more cunning and more dangerous. And this enormous security gap leaves you open to business email compromise, session hijacking, ransomware and more.
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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how ransomware attackers share about their inclinations, motivations and tactics. Also featured: The rise of integrity attacks; dispelling vaccine myths.
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The new BlackMatter ransomware operation claimed to have incorporated "the best features of DarkSide, REvil and LockBit." Now, a security expert who obtained a BlackMatter decryptor reports that code similarities suggest "that we are dealing with a Darkside rebrand here."
The Biden administration formally accused China's Ministry of State Security of conducting a series of attacks against vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers earlier this year that affected thousands of organizations. This group is also accused of carrying out ransomware and other cyber operations.
Threat intelligence researchers are looking closely at REvil, the ransomware gang that infected up to 1,500 companies in a single swoop. A look at the group's online infrastructure shows clear lines to Russian and U.K. service providers that, in theory, could help law enforcement agencies but don't appear eager to...
Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales, Rep. Jim Langevin and many others will discuss the government's top priorities in addressing cybersecurity challenges at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Government, to be held July 13 and 14.
The Kaseya VSA ransomware attack was discussed exhaustively over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. But there's one big question that hasn’t been answered, says Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware Carbon Black: "Who gave REvil the zero-day?"
In a multinational effort led by the Dutch National Police, authorities seized servers and web domains used by DoubleVPN, a Russia-based company that allegedly provided a safe operating infrastructure for cybercriminals, according to Europol.
According to a Threat Landscape Trends report for Q2 2020, cryptojacking saw a 163% increase in detections, compared to previous quarters. 35% of organizations indicated in a survey by NinjaRMM, that ransomware attacks resulted in up to $5 million in damages. Similarly we see an explosion in DDoS attacks. In times...
The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has seized two domains that were used during a recent phishing campaign that targeted a marketing firm used by the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID - to send malicious messages to thousands of potential victims.
1,778 IT and IT security professionals across North America, Latin America, the UK and Europe responded to a new study by the Ponemon Institute, and their responses deliver a clear message to CISOs.
The study tracks the level of importance placed on security analysts, as well as the state of maturity...
Brokerage account takeover, supply chain attacks, destructive attacks and those that seek to manipulate time or time stamps are among the latest threats uncovered in the new Modern Bank Heists report authored by Tom Kellermann at VMware Carbon Black.