Data breaches are tricky to cover, and we want to report on them in an ethical way. That requires picking what should be reported for informed public discourse but avoiding topics that may encourage attackers' efforts to shame victims into paying a ransom and anything resembling data dump voyeurism.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged 10 individuals with using business email compromise and money laundering schemes to target public and private insurers. These schemes targeted Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and numerous other victims.
On the heels of the recent FTX financial meltdown came the theft of millions of dollars that left thousands of investors, exchanges and others in the lurch. Hugh Brooks of CertiK shares the status of data that FTX stores, the role of regulations and best cybersecurity practices for crypto exchanges.
User education is vital to boosting the detection rate of phishing emails or social engineering scams that could lead to data breaches or ransomware infestations. Technology alone can't make websites or email inboxes safe since both are business-critical for all users, says ID Agent's Amelia Paro.
U.S. federal authorities are warning critical infrastructure sectors including healthcare to be on the lookout for indicators of Hive ransomware. Healthcare is a particular favorite of Hive affiliates because hospitals and other medical providers often pay ransoms.
Budding cybercriminals can purchase a large number of specialized services from the ransomware criminal underground, reports cybersecurity firm Sophos. The services range from malware distribution to network scanning and even include OPSEC-as-a-service.
A decade ago, ransomware was one of the internet's petty street crimes, but it has now evolved into a major threat. Tech reporter Renee Dudley, the co-author of a new book titled "The Ransomware Hunting Team," says the FBI lost ground early on in the fight against ransomware.
On the heels of the recent FTX financial meltdown came the theft of millions of dollars that left thousands of investors, exchanges and others in the lurch. Hugh Brooks, director of security operations at CertiK, shares how the funds may have been stolen and what happens next.
After the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, I received a small postcard from Japan. The sender was Mt. Gox. Here's how I bought a bitcoin for $12 and had a painful front-row seat for the first big cryptocurrency exchange collapse, plus some thoughts about cryptocurrency.
Following a spate of cyberattacks and data breaches affecting millions of Australians, the government‘s cybersecurity minister recently announced the formation of a task force that will hunt down hackers and said she is contemplating a ban on ransomware payments.
Despite the strategic priorities laid out by the Biden administration and initial indicators provided by the Department of Defense, it's unclear how the next national defense strategy will prioritize threats and define the primary role of the U.S. military. Chris Dougherty discusses cyberwarfare.
Iranian hackers used Log4Shell to penetrate the network of an unnamed federal agency where they stole passwords and implanted cryptocurrency mining software. Whether the Iranians were acting wholly on Tehran's behalf, on their own behalf, or both, is uncertain.
The traditional application development model that puts security checks at the end of the process creates needless friction that slows down organizations, says Snyk solutions engineer Matt Mintzer. Application security specialists need to build tracks rather than guardrails for development, he says.
Cyberattackers love to strike on weekends and holidays - that's not news. What is news: These attacks cost more than weekday incidents, and they take a heavy toll on defenders. Cybereason's Sam Curry shares insight from the new study "Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays."
The arrest of a Ukrainian national long wanted on cybercrime charges in the U.S. shows that with much patience, law enforcement can nab suspects. A key member of the JabberZeus gang, which stole tens of millions of dollars, was arrested in Geneva.