While run-of-the-mill ransomware attacks continue, some crypto-locking malware gangs are bringing more advanced hacking skills to bear against targets, seeking the maximum possible payout, says cybersecurity expert Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec, who dubs the trend "ransomware 2.0."
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
Is automation making more promises than it can keep?
Automation is still on the upward hype-cycle, according to Garner's 2019 Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, which means that security teams too often expect stellar results from automation solutions with little expert oversight. The reality is the...
A new malware campaign uses a Trojanized version of the game Tetris to target healthcare and educational institutions for credential stealing, according to Blackberry Cylance. Analysts have observed evidence of the threat actors attempting to deliver ransomware with the 'PyXie' Trojan.
Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom. Security experts say they're not surprised by this development, but note that given the different skills required, such tactics may not become widespread.
Corporate security teams spend a large amount of their time and resources attempting to secure
their systems from outside cyberthreats - that is, from hackers who are external to the corporate
network. According to Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, almost 70% of confirmed
data breaches are...
The Sophos 2020 Threat Report is out, and among the key findings: Ransomware attackers continue to leverage automated active attacks that can evade security controls and disable backups to do maximum damage in minimal time. John Shier of Sophos analyzes the trends that are most likely to shape the 2020 cybersecurity...
With all of the tools deployed for
endpoint detection and response,
enterprises today are often overwhelmed
by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson
of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis
paralysis," Sophos has launched its
Managed Threat Response service.
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As the security industry continues to see a rise in breaches associated with for-profit groups, it is more important than ever to understand the motives, objectives and operations behind these threat actors. Take a look inside these financially motivated attacks in the newest cyber threat report from Gigamon Applied...
With all of the tools deployed for endpoint detection and response, enterprises today are often overwhelmed by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis paralysis," Sophos has just launched its Managed Threat Response service. Thompson details its offerings.With all of the tools...
The healthcare vertical faces a range of threat actors and malicious activity. Given the critical role it plays within society and its relationship with our most sensitive information, the risk to this sector is especially consequential. To move beyond compliance with current regulations and address the everchanging...
After two months of inactivity, the notorious Emotet botnet is poised to start delivering malicious code again; active command-and-control servers have been spotted in the wild, researchers at the security firm Cofense warn.