Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware

ISMG Editors: Examining the Record Surge in Ransomware

Also: Insights From Israel; Costco's Web Tracker Problem
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Marianne Kolbasuk McGee and Tom Field

In the latest weekly update, editors at Information Security Media Group discuss how Israeli tech companies are supporting the war effort, how the volume of ransomware attacks reached a record high - with 514 organizations listed on data leak sites in September - and how retailer Costco faces privacy claims for its use of website tracking tools for online pharmacy customers.

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The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor of DataBreachToday and Europe; Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity; and Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial - discussed:

  • Highlights from an interview with Chen Shmilo, CEO of Israel's 8200 Alumni Association, about how his and other tech companies are supporting the war effort and his message to employees, customers and global partners;
  • How the volume of known ransomware attacks surged last month to record-breaking levels, security researchers reported;
  • Why Costco pharmacy is facing legal challenges for its alleged unauthorized disclosure of sensitive customer information to third parties by using website tracking tools.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Oct. 20 edition on the impact of the Israel-Hamas war on cybersecurity and the Oct. 27 edition on business and cyber resilience in the Israel-Hamas war.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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