A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a legislative proposal that would create a program, similar to the National Guard, to deploy those with tech and security skills during significant cyberthreats, such as the recent SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange attacks.
Phishing, online fraud, cryptocurrency scams – they are coming at lightning speed, threatening enterprises and their brands. And just as fraudsters rely on automation to deliver these attacks, defenders can use automated tools to protect their brands. Jeff Baher of Bolster tells how.
Ransomware continues to prove a reliable moneymaker for criminals, with the average cyber extortion payoff rising to $220,298, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. Zero-day attacks and shakedowns targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance users helped boost criminals' profits.
Dan Kaminsky, a renowned security researcher, died last week at age 42. He gained cybersecurity fame in 2008 after discovering and helping to coordinate a patch for a massive security flaw in the internet's Domain Name System.
The FBI and CISA are warning of continued cyberthreats stemming from Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR, which the Biden administration formally accused of carrying out the SolarWinds supply chain attack. A joint alert describes how Russian attackers are targeting vulnerable networks.
An "update" pushed out earlier this year by law enforcement agencies, including Europol, on Sunday began erasing Emotet malware from infected devices worldwide, Malwarebytes reports. The move comes after the FBI recently remotely removed web shells from vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers.
An advanced persistent threat group gained long-term access to an unnamed entity's network through its Ivanti Pulse Secure VPN and SolarWinds' Orion server and then installed Supernova malware, according to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Attackers targeting the healthcare sector are frequently exploiting unprotected internet-facing databases and unsecured network devices, including "shadow IT," says David Sygula, a senior analyst at the security firm CybelAngel.
The Justice Department is creating a task force to tackle the growing threat of ransomware and related extortion schemes. The new group will target the "ransomware criminal ecosystem as a whole," which means prosecuting those behind the attacks as well as those who launder money that's extorted.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an emergency directive requiring executive branch agencies to mitigate by Friday the risks posed by a zero-day vulnerability and three other recently patched flaws in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products.
A second former medical researcher has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from an Ohio children’s hospital and sell them to China. Meanwhile, the hospital has filed suit, alleging violations of employment provisions involving data security.