Cybercrime experts have long urged victims to never pay a ransom in return for any promise an attacker makes to delete stolen data. That's because, as a recent case highlights, whatever extortionists might promise, stolen personal data is lucrative, and it often gets sold six ways from Sunday.
A Russian national accused by U.S. federal prosecutors of developing an application for decrypting login credentials pleaded not guilty during a first appearance in Tampa federal court. The man, Dariy Pankov, faces seven criminal counts, including conspiracy, access device fraud and computer fraud.
Embedding OpenAI technology in Microsoft Bing will help both hackers and cyber defenders. The AI tool could make it easier for hackers to drive traffic to malicious sites, avoid search engine blocking and distribute malware, but it could also help security teams with code analysis and threat intel.
In this week's roundup of cybersecurity incidents happening around the world, ISMG looks at incidents affecting the maker of the video game Call of Duty, Scandinavian Airlines, renowned fruit and vegetable giant Dole, Australian software maker Atlassian, and Russian broadcast company VGTRK.
Five proposed class action lawsuits have been filed so far in the wake of a California medical group's Feb. 1 report of a ransomware attack last December affecting more than 3.3 million individuals. The incident is the largest health data breach reported to federal regulators so far this year.
The newly relaunched HardBit 2.0 ransomware group is now demanding victims disclose details of their cyber insurance coverage before negotiating a ransom demand. The group, which has been active since 2022, has demanded that one victim pay $10 million in ransom, according to researchers at Varonis.
Will large language models such as ChatGPT take cybercrime to new heights? Researchers say AI for malicious use so far remains a novelty rather than a useful and reliable cybercrime tool. But as AI capabilities and chatbots improve, the cybersecurity writing is on the wall.
Business email compromise (BEC), also known as email fraud, is one of cybersecurity’s costliest and least understood threats. As BEC schemes have evolved, industry nomenclature has outlived its usefulness. Without a framework to describe and break down BEC attacks—let alone conceptualize them—researching and...
As the pandemic abruptly shifted the work landscape, cyber attackers quickly evolved their tactics, which include ransomware, business email compromise, and account takeover attacks. And phishing attacks are persistent. But guess what. So are we.
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Two recent separate hacking incidents involving attackers stealing copies of sensitive protected health information have affected more than 1 million patients of a New Jersey healthcare system and an Alabama cardiovascular clinic. Victims get free credit monitoring and identity restoration services.
Crypto exchange firm Coinbase has confirmed that an SMS phishing campaign aimed at stealing employee credentials resulted in a minor data breach. The company estimates the latest campaign is part of the phishing campaign that successfully compromised Twilio and Cloudflare last year.
Ireland's child and family agency, Tusla, says it is beginning a months-long process to notify 20,000 individuals that their personal information was exposed in the May 2021 ransomware attack against the Health Service Executive, which formerly managed Tusla's IT systems.
The false positive rate for detecting check fraud typically is very high because it's such an analog process. To detect fraudulent checks faster, banks need to pair their legacy detection capabilities with image analysis solutions, says Trace Fooshee, strategic adviser with Aite-Novarica Group.
Internet domain registrar GoDaddy says it is the victim of a yearslong hacking campaign that installed malware on internal systems and obtained source code. The hackers' "apparent goal is to infect websites and servers with malware for phishing campaigns, malware distribution," the company says.